Blown Well

Expect higher fish prices after blown well

Expect fish prices to increase if State-owned Petrotrin fails to fix a ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Paria.

The well, located approximately 4.5 nautical miles off Orange Valley, Carapichaima, has been spilling oil into the sea since Thursday, posing serious risk to marine operators.

Members of the Orange Valley Pirogue Fishermen’s Association met with yesterday with Couva North MP Ramona Ramdial and expressed concern about the length of time it was taking to stop the spill.