Should we not have a Law that forces all oil companies to report ALL OR ANY oil spills? How many spills are reported and how many go unreported?
Date: April 3rd , 2017 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Attached is also an audio clipping of the following press statement. Venezuela Invades Trinidad and Tobago! Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) take strong objection to the fact that Venezuelan poachers are invading the North Coast of Trinidad as well as the fertile fishing grounds 3 to 5 miles north of Castara, […]
Date: September 21st ,2016 Dear Editor/Newsroom, In light of the independent laboratory analysis conducted by the Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI) for Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) AND the Environmental Management Authority (EMA), we are advising that caution be observed in the consumption of demersal fish (bottom dwellers) from the waters surrounding La Brea until further investigation can […]
September 20th 2016 Due to conflicting information provided to the media over the past few months, FFOS now seeks to clarify the evidence on the on-going Fish Kills in the South Western peninsula of Trinidad. Background In December 2013 Petrotrin had a series of oil spills including a major one on 17th December, the largest in our history, of some […]
On numerous occasions FFOS has provided samples for the EMA and the IMA to test – fish, crabs, shark, pelicans, and bottle nose dolphins – yet we have never received a single report, or even a definitive answer. Instead of investigating the cause, the EMA and IMA have repeatedly blamed the very people being most affected by this disaster (struggling fisher folk), by repeatedly claiming that the cause is and has always been low value fish being dumped by fishermen.