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City Council of Isla Mujeres will buy from local fishermen to help during financial crisis

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — To support the Isla Mujeres fishing sector, the municipal government chaired by Juan Carrillo Soberanis, will benefit the five cooperatives of the municipality with the purchase of 60 kilos of fish twice a week for municipal policemen during the current health contingency.

The 120 kilo purchase per week will help to contribute to the health and economic situation of the fishing population since they are permitted to work at sea, carrying out pesca ribereña, which means fishing within a 4 mile limit of the coast with three to four fishermen per boat.

The director of Fisheries Promotion of the Commune, Policarpo Pastrana Portillo, announced that his intention is to help the sector and, in turn, the fish purchased will be used for the police canteens located on the island.

Pastrana Portillo highlighted that at each exit to the sea, fishermen sanitize coolers, boats and all fishing tools as a measure of prevention and containment, in addition, he said, they have taken courses from the National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries where they obtain knowledge that they apply to the responsible and sustainable management of fishery resources.

He explained that during the month of May, the fish purchases will be made to the five cooperatives of the municipality which include Makax, Patria y Progreso, Isla Blanca, Caribe and La Justicia Social, which will provide some financial benefits to the fishermen and their families.

“City Council is making a great effort to support people during these difficult moments, which will be a very important grain of sand for the sea sector,” stressed the director.