We left Bluefields with the goal of partying in Puerta Cabezas for New Year’s Eve. We left just after Christmas on a commercial panga direct to Tasbapauni, a creole/miskito community located about 1/3 of the way. Surely it would be plenty of time reach Port (as the locals call it) to see how the coast’s [...]
Edwin is a fisherman in Monkey Point. Fishing isn’t an easy profession anywhere in the world, but for fisherman in the communities it can be downright dangerous. One day Edwin told me a story about what had happened the month prior. “We gon out fah set de lines fah catch shark,” he told me as [...]
Tasbapauni fisherman haul in their catch. Shark meat sells for about C$3/pound (about 13 cents) in Bluefields. The fins are cut off and sold to china for about C$70/pound ($3.18). This tiger shark had a big lump in his belly and inside was a turtle shell.