Monday, July 09, 2012

Careyitos Beach Privatized

Another Costalegre beach closed to the public and fisherman. A few days before the election on July 4th, a gate was built on the entrance road and is guarded by private police. You can pass on foot but need to park on the highway and walk about 200 meters

Fishermen reported Careyitos privatization of the federal zone, after the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) withdrew the concession two days before election day.

Barboza Felipe Vega, president of the Cooperative Fish Production Punta Pérula showed documents proving that the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa) closed the construction of what would be the premises of the fish market which was started with funds from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food ( SAGARPA), with grant of five million pesos. The work was unfinished and there is only part of the foundation.

Fishermen condemed the act and waiting for election day to privatize. "This was already planned. They waited for the elections and and we don't expect any help from the current governor [Emilio Gonzalez Marquez] who did nothing for Tenacatita.

Careyitos Gate

Unfinished fish market
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The Costalegre

I have long thought that Costalegre was an agreed upon catch word for the Costa Alegre. Now I'm finding there is another long time standard, Coastecomates. This is about that area as well.

The stretch of coastline located between Costa Majahuas and Cihuatlán is the Costalegre or “happy coast.” Others describe the Costalegre as the area between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo. Either way it is still "the happy coast". Pacific Coast of Mexico

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