The Pargo Reef Project- Local families tell stories of the Pargo Rojo “Red Snapper” that they caught of the docks of Bocas del Toro on a daily basis. They would play in the water, take a nap and maybe work a few hours. Afterwards catch a pargo and go home to eat with plantains and rice, sounds like a dream to me!
Today it is not so easy to catch your dinner. The pargo population has noticeably dropped and one of the main problems is the invasive Lion Fish. They are foreign to our reefs and they feed off young reef fish.