Seafood Cozumel

Fishermen Prepare for Lent & Easter Increased Demands


Busiest weeks of the year for seafood…..


Sales in both fish and seafood are on the rise in Cozumel, and according to the Administrator for the Municipal Market, this increase is partially attributed to the Catholic observance of Lent and planning for Easter’s increased demands.  Sales of locally caught seafood is as much as 15% higher on Wednesdays and Fridays, the days when during Lent it is traditional to give up red meat dishes.

Additionally, Easter week is considered to be the busiest travel week of the year for national travel. Savvy Chefs are already stocking up on lobster, lionfish and other high-end seafood delicacies for the big week.

Island fisherman have been stocking up the Fishermen’s Cooperative as well as other island venues, such as the municipal market.  Vendors from the market are reporting increased sales which seem to be split evenly between higher

Image courtesy of Cooperativa Pesquera Cozumel

priced fish such as fillets and Grouper and more economical fish such as Hogfish and Snapper.

Los pescadores se alistan para las demandas durante Cuaresma y Pascua

Las semanas más activas del año para los mariscos. . .

Las ventas tanto de pes

Image courtesy of Cooperativa Pesquera Cozumel

cado como de mariscos en Cozumel van en aumento; y de acurdo al administrador del

mercado municipal este aumento se debe parcialmente a la alta demanda durante a celebración de Cuaresma y Pascua. Las ventas en pesca local son hasta 15% más los días miércoles y viernes cuando lo tradicional en Cuaresma es no comer platillos preparados con carne roja.

Image courtesy of Cooperativa Pesquera Cozumel

Asimismo, la semana de Pascua se considera la más activa para turismo nacional. Expertos Chefs ya están abasteciéndose de langosta, pez león y otros mariscos de alta calidad para la gran semana.


Los pescadores de la Isla han estado abasteciendo a la Cooperativa de Pesca así como a otros lugares de la Isla tales como el mercado municipal. Los vendedores del mercado reportan aumento en sus ventas las cuales parecen ser uniformen entre los pescados más costosos como son filetes y mero, y los más económicos como boquinete y pargo.


Laura Wilkinson
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