fishermen

Otaheite fishermen want $3 million depot open

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.

Gas hike hits fishermen hard

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 missing

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.

 

 

They're back - Cedros fishermen return from Venezuela

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.

Fishermen finally coming home

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.

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