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Every year there is a season when the local fishermen cannot fish for mero aka grouper.  When that season occurs, like right now the government offers the Programa de Empleo Temporal (PET) to help out during this time.  The fishermen were busy this past Saturday (Feb11th) signing up. Read more

I want people to understand that the fishermen have this support during the season (veda) and to be aware if anyone asks you to support the men and their families during this time.

As you can see from the photos the fishermen who sign up are entitled to a 700 pesos payout every 2 weeks and as well as a dispensa to assist.

It helps us to understand how the system works for these folks before we blindly hand over money to them.