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Trinidadian fishers choose jail over “seismic bombing”

 IPS 02 December 2019

Protests over “seismic bombing” in Trinidad have led to several arrests, including the president of the Triniadadian NGO Fisherman and Friends of the Sea, Gary Aboud. The fishermen were protesting against the contentious use of “seismic bombing” by energy companies – boats firing intense impulses of compressed air into the water to search for oil and hydrocarbons in the seabed – which the Natural Resources Defence Council has said cause catch rates of commercial fish to plummet over vast areas of ocean. (951 Words) - By Peter Richards


IPS_Trinidadian fishers choose jail over “seismic bombing”

President of Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) Gary Aboud is arrested near the International Waterfront in Port of Spain.  Photo: Peter Richards/IPS

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