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Guyana begins to import fish; shrimp – fishermen blame ExxonMobil’s ongoing oil operations

Imported fish &  shrimp

Kaieteur News – Nov 15, 2021.  Amid a shortage of fish here, supermarkets are now stocking their freezers with imported fish and shrimp from Florida and Jamaica. And while local fishermen have sought to blame the situation on ExxonMobil’s ongoing oil operations in Guyana’s waters, the American oil giant has downplayed this, saying impacts from its operations on marine life is minor to negligible.

Visits to supermarkets in the City have revealed that a number of supermarkets are stocked with imported seafood. When the first six months of 2019, 2020 and 2021 were compared, it was revealed that for the past two years, fish and shrimp production has been declining. This was seen in the recent Bank of Guyana (BoG) Half-Year Report.        Continue reading

Our Oceans are Dying

Are We Nearing the End of the Line for Edible Ocean Fish?

Mark Karlin, Truthout:

“On July 16, The New York Times editorialized that the world’s oceans are potentially on the verge of irreversible catastrophic collapse. Due to global warming and other factors, the marine ecosystems are being severely compromised. One of the factors contributing to the degradation of our oceans is massive, industrial, commercial overfishing. The Times cites a report that many species of fish are ‘either vulnerable to extinction, endangered or critically endangered.’ Journalist Charles Clover wrote the definitive book on overfishing, ‘The End of the Line: How Overfishing Is Changing the World and What We Eat.’ Truthout recently interviewed him.”
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