It seemed that this season would not be a legacy to the north beach area of Mazatlan, which is one of the places where this small fish comes to spawn.
But last night the fishermen of that area gave the good news:
That the fish finally arrived
Some boats, such as Virginia, were among the first to achieve a few kilos of that delicacy from the sea.
At the beginning of the year, the arrival was more significant; It’s breeding season is between April and May, which is when by tradition the workers of that area of the sea take their boats at night to capture them.
In Mazatlan, in recent days they could be acquired at the pier of the Isle of the Stone, but they were brought from other areas of the coast.
This fish is known as halfbeaks, also called spipe fish or spipefish (family Hemiramphidae) are a geographically widespread and numerically abundant family of epipelagic fish inhabiting warm waters around the world. The halfbeaks are named for their distinctive jaws, in which the lower jaws are significantly longer than the upper jaws. The similar viviparous halfbeaks (family Zenarchopteridae) have often been included in this family.
Though not commercially important themselves, these forage fish support artisanal fisheries and local markets worldwide. They are also fed upon by other commercially important predatory fishes, such as billfishes, mackerels, and sharks.
Source: rasnoticias, reaccion informativa
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