Date: March 13th, 2020 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Urgent action is needed! Now that the Virus is here FFOS congratulates PM Rowley in taking immediate action to close schools and universities, but is it too little too late? In light of this COVID-19 pandemic, we appeal to our government to follow the example of regional and international leaders and 1. Close OUR […]
Date: June 18th, 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, FFOS take strong objection to unsubstantiated and speculative statements. At the beginning of every rainy season since the December 17th 2013 Petrotrin oil spill, literally hundreds of thousands of dead fish, pelicans, magnificent frigate birds, corbeaux, bottlenose dolphins, shrimp, crabs, stingrays and other marine creatures wash ashore dead or dying on the beaches of […]
Who is protecting the vulnerable human and nonhuman communities exposed to the toxic and fatal COREXIT 9500? Who is speaking for the marine animals who reside in this area and continue to die day after day? Unless there is social, economic and ecological justice our nation will continue to suffer.
Date: October 16th 2017 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) hereby warn all seafarers and fisher-folk from the Cocorite, Charlieville, Felicity, Brick Field, Orange Valley, Carli Bay and Claxton Bay to exercise caution and be on the lookout for very large volumes of this thick black oil. On Saturday 14th October 2017, a massive oil spill occurred […]
FFOS continue to appeal to the Government and our environmental institutions to share this eminent scientific analysis, or to conduct scientific analysis (if none has been done) instead of blurting out ad hoc second hand rumors which are disgracing the integrity and reputation of the Institution and jeopardizing the entire foundation on which the IMA was founded.
Date: September 28th,2016 Dear Editor/Newsroom, December 17, 2013 Since the unprecedented Petrotrin oil spill of 2013 a wide variety marine life continues to wash ashore, dead or dying on the beaches of La Brea. The Authorities promised to investigate the matter then erroneously reported it as excess fish dumped by fishermen (lab results are never released or inexplicably go […]