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FISHERS DISPUTE CLAIMS OF DIALOGUE AHEAD OF LUCIAN BLUE OCEAN CLOSURE

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National fishers are disputing what they describe as spurious claims of dialogue being established with “fisher partners” before the closure of the establishment. In a December 15th report, MBC Prime outlined concerns expressed by members of the fishing community, at the sudden end to operation at the San Souci location of the establishment. According to a December 17th press release, the suspension of service is only “ temporary”

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FISHER FOLK UNCERTAIN ABOUT THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS DUE TO RISING FUEL COST

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The fishing community is seeking for dialogue with government in light of the rising cost of fuel prices. St Lucia Fisherfolk Cooperative Administrative Assistant Senator Kaygianna Toussaint says concerns are being raised in terms of marketing of seafood.

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UNIDENTIFIED THREAT AFFECTING SEA EGG POPULATION

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Fisheries biologists are facing significant challenge in identifying what is ailing the Caribbean’s sea egg population. An often consumed delicacy, long spined Black Sea Eggs have been plagued by a threat scientists are yet to determine. Locally, Fisheries officials are inviting public support in assisting in recording species death.

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FISHERS LAMENT LOW CATCH AND HIGH OVERHEADS

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As a result of tremendous increases in their operations, local fisher folk are calling on government to help cushion the blow brought about by the hike in fuel prices. The fishing community has observed low catches that may result in scarcity during the Easter period.

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