A really thorough story appeared Sunday in the Houston Chronicle with some new thoughts and info on the Cabo Cortés project near Cabo Pulmo on the east cape of Baja Sur. It’s certainly worth a reading.
Mexican officials, who approved Cabo Cortes nearly four years ago, might be reconsidering. And the financially strapped developer – Hansa Urbana – has lost control of the project to its lender, which in turn has been taken over by Spain’s central bank.
Groupers Versus Growth
On September 23, 2011, according to the New York Times via Greenwire, Mexico announced it will ban shark fishing beginning in 2012.
“Mexico wishes to share with the international community our intention to declare next year a moratorium on shark and stingray fishing,” said Yanerit Morgan, Mexico’s deputy permanent representative to the United Nations on the side of a General Assembly meeting yesterday.”
This is possibly good news and I say possibly because Mexico has a plethora of great laws protecting species and environment but the laws don’t normally provide the money to enforce them. Vamos a ver!
Read the entire article at the WSJ: Mexico Bans Shark Fishing
I’ve been missing in action this week but I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Here in Todos Santos and Pescadero, there was no end to dining options. I can’t see how everyone had tables full. To mention a few, dinner (mostly turkey) was served at Hotel California, Sandbar, Shut Up Franks, Felipes, Rancho Pescadero, Wind and C at Suki’s and those are just the ones I knew about.
I went to the Sandbar, watched a lot of football and had a great plate of fried and smoked turkey with fixins. They served 85+ dinners and had live music from Ben and the Boys (Happy Endings.) It was a good time.
Weather update: in one of nature’s little ironies, we had almost no rain in Todos Santos this summer but this morning awoke to our second fall rain. The skies are grey, full of clouds and it has been lightly raining off and on since 7:30 am or so our time. Good thing too as the dust levels have begun to rise as the ground dries out from the previous unexpected rain. If you check the animated radar loop to the right, you can see the layer of clouds moving over our area.
Christine Delsol is one of my favorite writers covering Mexico and Baja. She finds some of the most interesting topics and gives them a good working over. This time she tackles one that always appealed to me, Mexican road signs. What do those things mean anyway? I mean, why do you need a road sign telling you not to leave rocks on the road. Here in Todos Santos Baja, a large rock does double duty as the equivalent of a hand brake. You see them in the back of many small pickups, just waiting for the opportunity to keep the truck from rolling backwards down a hill while a tire is being changed.
One she missed, or maybe it’s just local to here, is “no cheme el pasto”, don’t burn the grass. Do we really need to be told that in a road sign? I guess so.
How To Make Sense Of Road Signs In Spanish
Remember the record breaking marlin caught a while ago. Now we have a near record yellowfin tuna, 378 lbs worth. That’s a whole lot of sushi!
Seems to be some good fishing out there in the still warm waters of Los Cabos, Baja.
378 Pound YellowFin Tuna Caught