seaweed

Seaweed horror for Mayaro fisherfolk

Fish­er­men who ply their trade in the At­lantic Ocean, off the south-east coast of Trinidad, say the re­turn of the sar­gas­sum sea­weed is af­fect­ing their abil­i­ty to catch fish.

A large amount of the sea­weed be­gan wash­ing up along the south­east­ern coast, par­tic­u­lar­ly along the Ma­yaro shore­line, over the last two weeks. 

Fish­er­men say the sea­weed dam­age their nets and en­gines.

With their in­creased cost for su­per gas af­ter reg­u­lar im­ports were halt­ed, fish­er­men com­plained that they don’t have the mon­ey to re­pair their boats and nets.