fuel prices

'Higher fuel costs can affect supply of fish'

T&T’s fish­er­men are warn­ing that there may not be a sup­ply of fish for the Lenten sea­son as they are no longer able to ab­sorb the loss­es they in­cur as a re­sult of the high­er cost of fu­el.

Fol­low­ing Gov­ern­ment’s de­ci­sion to dis­con­tin­ue the im­por­ta­tion of reg­u­lar gas, which was the pri­ma­ry fu­el fish­er­men used to pow­er their ves­sels, the fish­er­men had to use the next best al­ter­na­tive; su­per gaso­line.

But at $4.97 a litre com­pared to reg­u­lar’s $2.60 per litre, the fish­er­men say this ad­di­tion­al cost is too much to bear.