Cedros fishermen attacked by pirates

Ce­dros fish­er­men are call­ing for more pa­trols, say­ing Venezue­lan pi­rates are at­tack­ing lo­cal fish­er­men in ter­ri­to­r­i­al wa­ters.

A day af­ter Min­is­ter of Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Stu­art Young vis­it­ed Ce­dros, pi­rates ac­cost­ed a group of fish­er­men off the Bonasse jet­ty and stole their nets. Dur­ing an in­ter­view at Fullar­ton Beach on Mon­day, fish­er­man Raesh Ram­dass said it was be­com­ing im­pos­si­ble to fish in lo­cal wa­ters be­cause the Venezue­lan pi­rates were op­er­at­ing open­ly at nights un­der the noses of the T&T Coast Guard. He said the pi­rates have moved out of the Venezue­lan rivers and were look­ing for easy tar­gets on the open seas.

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