Date: April 22nd , 2020 Dear Editor/Newsroom, AS we face this global pandemic we must be reminded that environmental protection is more important than money or black gold (oil). The slowdown in global oil consumption and the collapse of the price of oil means that less oil is being purchased or refined yet our wells continue to extract. Trinidad has an aging infrastructure, […]
Date: February 12th 2019 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Now that the dust has settled on the United Nations (UN) celebrated World Wetlands Day (February 2nd), Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) question the purpose of this day when everywhere in T&T wetlands are being destroyed. What is the purpose of internationally celebrated days if the law is not enforced on the […]
Until and unless we are able to stand up together to expose the truth, we will all continue to fail our children’s children, depriving them of their entitlement of a world where clean air can be breathed, fish can be caught … and eaten, clean water can be drunk, clean food can be grown… or are we there already?
Date: June 3rd , 2017 Dear Editor/Newsroom, World Environment Day must be more than lip service… Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) are proud that the United Nations has designated June 5th as World Environment Day… but what does this day mean without action? Globally and locally, there is little or poorly enforced maritime legislation, and no Trans-boundary Marine […]