With rough seas continuing to lash the shorelines of Trinidad and Tobago for a second week, fishermen are forced to do nothing but sit idly while they wait for conditions to improve.

In Maracas Bay, fishermen have had to pull their boats in as high waves continue to make it impossible for them to go out.

“It’s real bad. The seas are rough and we can’t go out for the past two weeks, explained Maracas fisherman, Trevor Clarke.

He told Newsday of one incident about two weeks ago where a fisherman’s boat was overturned by the rough waters.

He expressed his concern about how their livelihood would be affected if rough sea conditions continued.

Some seabathers at Store Bay, Tobago yesterday said they were being cautious and staying close to shore in light of the current rough seas.

Rough Seas Bulletin No 19, issued yesterday by the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological (Met) Service once again forecasted rough/choppy sea conditions that was expected to continue for at least another 24 hours.

The Met office warned of turbulent waters “along the exposed coasts of both islands, particularly the Northern and Eastern coasts.

They are cautioning all “marine interests inclusive of seabathers and small craft operators to exercise extreme caution during any sea related activities as waves in open waters are reaching 2.5 metres to three metres.

In sheltered areas they report choppy waves in excess of 2.5 metres.

Daily News Limited