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Ice issue giving fisherfolk the chills

RANDY BENNETT, [email protected]

Ice issue giving fisherfolk the chills

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A broken ice machine and “chiller” at the Berinda Cox Fish Market in Oistins are frustrating fisherfolk.

According to them, the ice machine stopped working some time last week, forcing them to either journey to the Bridgetown Fisheries Complex to purchase ice or buy it from the nearby Wolverine Ice Ltd, which they complained was much more expensive.

To make matters worse, the “chiller”, which they use to store their fish, has also malfunctioned. As a result, they have had to move their fish to either their “boxes” or to the blast freezer, which they say would freeze the fish, making it difficult to clean and cut.

When a team from the WEEKEND NATION visited the fish market yesterday, some fisherfolk were removing fish from the “chiller”, as they said it was “getting soft”. (RB)

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.