Sargassum – the curse of fisherfolk
THE WATER CHURNING in the waves at Skeete’s Bay, St Philip resembles an oil slick; black and thick.
In addition, pockets of stagnant water blocked in by massive piles of Sargassum seaweed give off an awful smell.
There has been no fishing season at this St Philip area, said the guard on duty. He said one of the half dozen boats has gone to the Bridgetown Fisheries complex,and another one to Consett Bay, St John; the others are either using the time to undertake repairs or are just hauled up sitting idle on the sand.
Only a security guard could be seen at the facility that has a jetty, loading area, stalls for fish vendors, cold storage an ice-making machine and solar electric panels covering the roof. But, there is no fish or fishermen at this location.
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