Journalistic coverage in the Shrimp Fleet: between passion, danger and drag under the moon (+ Photos)

By Lázaro David Najarro Pujol

May, 2020.-When Gabino Anselmo Pérez, then Head of Human Resources of the Fishing and Industrial Combine of Santa Cruz del Sur included me in the office for my trips to the fishing areas in the Jardines de la Reina archipelago, I was aware that they would be achieved two objectives: journalistic coverage and reinforcement to crews.

Enrolling as one more crew member, was a procedure of my whole life, long before dedicating myself professionally to what Gabriel García Márquez considered the best job in the world. A teaching I learned in my training as a sponge cultivation specialist at the Fishing School in Eastern Havana and in my childhood.

I don’t like at all to sit with my arms crossed while those men hardened by the sun, the saltpeter and the humidity are engulfed in their tasks in the harsh mornings. I supported them in the selection of shrimp by size. The other species are also used for the manufacture of fishmeal. ( Leer más en esta entrada)