January 13rd, 2014. Fisher-folk have long been against what they call ‘seismic bombings.’
The Fishermen and Friends of the Sea group has written letters, appealed to Parliamentarians and even President Anthony Carmona. But those efforts were in vain.
Seismic Surveillance, which is meant to point to oil-rich regions below the ocean floor began last week in the Gulf of Paria – a region already hard hit by multiple oil spills and so fisherfolk turned up their programme of non-violent civil disobedience by taking their protests to the sea.
In Otaheite Bay, fisherfolk from Otaheite and La Brea gathered just before dawn on Saturday.
They readied their vessels, mounting engines, getting fuel and then taking fuel tanks and supplies aboard for what they hoped would be a long, but successful trip.
Their plan was not simply to protest and get attention – they wanted to stop the seismic survey ship in its tracks.
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