Lower octopus fishing in Progreso

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They pay $ 180 per bait and sell mollusk for $ 120

PROGRESS.– Collapse in octopus fishing: the riverine boats that arrived yesterday Wednesday afternoon returned with an average catch of 10 kilos, which was barely enough to cover operating expenses, since the kilo of bait is sold to them at $ 180 and the mollusk is bought by the pacotilleros at $ 120 per kilo.

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Francisco Cervera, a riparian based in the west beach, when he returned yesterday Wednesday at five o’clock in the afternoon from fishing for octopus commented that there is good weather on the coast, but the underwater currents do not allow fishing, there is octopus, but the atmospheric conditions they do not let work.

In general, in riverine fishing there is a drop in the volumes of the octopus catch, until the end of September the boats were bringing 40 to 50 kilos, some up to 70 kilos with two caches, but since October arrived it began to collapse.

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The riparians like Francisco Cervera, point out that there is good weather, but the conditions in the high seas are not conducive to obtaining good octopus fishing, they consider that with a north things would change since it will cause the mollusk to descend to the coasts.

According to maritime sources, the cold front 3 will affect the Gulf of Mexico, it would only cause a swell on the Yucatan coast whose effects would be felt this weekend and it is likely that there will also be rains, storm surges and probable squalls.

The first two cold fronts that hit only affected the Gulf of Mexico, they have not moved to the Campeche Sound, maritime sources indicate that it would be up to cold front 5 or 6 that hit the Yucatan coast, which could be up to the third week of this month or end of October.

The climate is hot, with clear skies, calm sea, which is ideal for spending the day at the beach, which is taken advantage of by many walkers who arrive at the port every day.— GTV

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