by Mike Hirsch
The local fisherman in Belize are very poor and have many problems this year with finding people to buy these pearls. This is money they need to be able to live a life. The regular fishing is not do well when it comes to selling the fish and lobster and even the conch meat. I hope I can help them with getting these pearls sold and they can make some money for all there hard work.
I not easy diving on a breath of air up to 100ft sometimes and then find the conch and get it to the surface on one breath of air. The conch are found between 2ft of water to 100ft. In deep water the are usually very large and heavy. Some times the shell and meat weight up to 6 or 7 lbs. They try to pick up 2 at a time. That's not easy to bring to the top of the water and put in their dori boat that is tied to them with a rope at all times. Especially if the weather is up.