Underwater Wildlife and Artisanal Fishing in Lake Nicaragua

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One of the most interesting aspects of Lake Nicaragua is the sea creatures! There are over 40 different species of fish living in the lake, including 16 species of native cichlids comprising 58% of the lakes biomass.

Some of the most commonly sold fish for human consumption are mojarras, tarpon, tilapia and rainbow bass. Each of these fish has a distinct texture and flavor, though that of the rainbow bass is particularly delicious!

Michelle with the nets!

Michelle with the nets!

One of the best ways to learn about these fish is through artisanal fishing. Recently two of our guests Reef and Michelle took the opportunity to do a little fishing! They woke up early in the morning and boarded a water taxi to take them to the fishing site, where our very experienced fisherman Saul taught them some of his tricks. Reef and Michelle then were given the chance to work the nets themselves, and did very well! Later that evening they enjoyed some of the fish which they had caught fresh themselves; a lovely way to eat, very fresh, very sustainable!

Saul, Michelle and her dinner!

Saul, Michelle and her dinner!

 

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