After spending $3 million to refurbish the Otaheite Fishing Complex, fishermen say they are forced to sell their catch outside on the car park, braving wind, rain, and sun because the Fisheries Division has locked them out.
Interviewed, president of the Otaheite Fishing Association Clement Charles said its been two years since the facility was closed.
In the meantime, fish vendors are continuing to operate from the car park.
Faced with a $1 increase per litre in the price of Super unleaded fuel, fishermen from South Trinidad are calling on the Government to establish an outlet so they can purchase regular fuel at a cheaper price.
Regular fuel is a lower grade of fuel compared to super unleaded and premium unleaded. However, only two outlets in Santa Flora and Carenage sell regular fuel and since the price increase, fishermen say they can no longer afford to buy Super gas.
Three Tobago fishermen are missing at sea.
According to reports, the men departed Lambeau beach on Monday and were expected to return on Tuesday.
However, they are yet to reappear.
A senior Coast Guard official confirmed that the owner of the vessel reported it missing. He added that exercises to locate the missing fishermen have been futile.
Investigations are ongoing.
The three T&T fishermen who were taken by Venezuela's Guardia Nacional are back home.
The fishermen arrived in Cedros just after 4pm today where they were reunited with family members.
We will have more in the CNC3 weekend news at 7pm.
Photo by Guardian Media's Ivan Toolsie.
The three Trinidad and Tobago fishermen who were taken by Venezuela's Guardia Nacional are finally on their way home to Trinidad.
The men boarded a vessel in Venezuela this afternoon for the short journey home.
Awardnath Hajarie, his son Nicholas and Shami Seepersad appeared in a Venezuela court but were released and have been staying at one of the men's family members in Venezuela.