‘It’s disgusting’: Trinidadian fishermen ‘half-hearted’ oil spill film

Hands clad in thick black oil, the fisherman begs for his camera and throws toxic gloves into the sea, telling viewers to “share this video.”

Carved on a small boat, Gary Abud spilled oil in the Gulf of Paris this week on the Caribbean coast of Trinidad. There are many recent spills that pose a serious threat to the environment’s endangered marine life and the fishing industry.

Abudud, who is led by the Environmental Protection Agency, criticized the miles for spilling over, and criticized Paria Oil Trading Limited, an individual, for its half-hearted attempt.

Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFS) appear to have gone out to record the leaked document and attempted to smash the wreckage. He called on the company to use the boom to hold and collect the oil. “What we have seen [in terms of the spill] They were not as angry as they used to be. ”

“Dividing big gloves into smaller gloves may not be small, but it is also disgusting to us. When they break the oil, it sinks into the ocean bed, where it continues to decline and enter the food chain. ”

Paria said she found the leak on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. “The flow is slow, and the rest of the cleaning is underway,” he said in a statement on Monday.

The company said it was strategically designed to prevent incoming oil spills, and that seawater was “mechanically dispersing” and vacuum trucks were removing oil from the ground.

But FFOS Program Director Lisa Primchand said there was no evidence in the past three days that the company was using a boom to catch leaks. There were no clues in the Gulf of Peria about this oil to prevent the oil from spreading further through our old image.

According to Primchand, FFS includes eyewitness accounts from fishermen that the fuel distribution is being used in the sanitation test, although there is no confirmation from the company. The Trinidad and Tobago oil spill emergency plan says dispersed chemicals should not be used near the coast.

“It will take years and years until oil is depleted,” says Primcher. “There are chemicals in our water. As the oil flow increases, our oceans become increasingly polluted.

Over the past few years, the region’s oil industry has been booming as a result of the Gulf of Mexico. The FFS reported 498 reports on land and sea since the beginning of 2018.

No charges or fines were received by Trinidad and Tobago authorities. Last year, an attempt to dismantle a 1.3-meter barrel of crude oil was an international threat. Feso Nabariima, Fixed storage space, When the contents flow and take water, there is a fear that the contents will flow.

Locals say the impact of the oil spill on the local fishing industry is devastating. The Gulf of Paria is one of the largest regions in Trinidad and Tobago, accounting for more than 60% of total fishing activity. According to a 1992 report by the Ministry of Agriculture, an estimated 40,000 people are directly or indirectly dependent on the fishing industry as their main source of income.

If crude oil gets into fishing nets that cost 4,000 pounds each, it makes them worthless. Fish that go deep into the sea force fish to migrate, and can reach the food chain. A 2019 study showed unsafe carcinogenic levels in locally caught fish.

Every time news of an oil spill comes, people stop buying fish. “This has created fear among users. The more we get this amount of oil spills, the more fish we get. ”

Paria Oil Trading Limited did not respond to requests for comment.

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