Friday, February 23, 2018

Fuel hike may lead to shortage of fish, shrimp *

diesel protest: Members of the United Fishermen who came out in their numbers at the Waterfront, Port of Spain yesterday, to protest the rise of diesel in the recent budget. —Photo: CURTIS CHASE

FUEL hikes announced in last Monday's 2017/2018 national budget may lead to a shortage on the market of locally caught fish and shrimp.

The increase in the prices of super and diesel gasoline announced on Monday by Finance Minister Colm Imbert, led yesterday to a protest by a group of fisherfolk who are ready to dock their vessels over the increase in the cost of running their engines.


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