SMOKED MARLIN OFFERED AT ENSENADA FISH MARKET
June 12, 2004, Bob Grimes, San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico report:
I was at the big open air fish market in Ensenada, Baja California, yesterday. Many of the stands are offering big piles of smoked marlin, at 60 pesos a kilo. Presumably these marlin are among those being caught by the long liners and drift gill netters with shark permits.
The Ensenada newspaper La Vigia of June 11, 2004, reports that the new director of Aserca for B.C. declared that the program called "gasolina riberena" is operating. This is a program of the federal government to support fishermen by giving them cards allowing them to buy gasoline at a reduced rate. The theory is this will help the long liners and gill netters and trawlers harvest more of the unlimited fish.
My son Dave and I went to Panama on one of Richard Castaneda's trips this May. There are a lot more pargo, pompano, jacks, etc. in Panama (the Pacific Coast) than have been seen in Mexico in many years. In the region we fished, if the authorities find a gill net they simply take it to shore and burn it.
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