Only about a half dozen could be found. I asked one of the fishermen if they were catching much and he replied "very little".
These small skiffs are rigged with long bamboo poles fore and aft. From these hang fishing lines and the fishermen use crab as bait to lure the octopus onto the line.
Word on the street has it that there are many poachers fishing the pulpo illegally this season and they are being hunted by the authorities. We hope they get nailed because this town is poor enough without these hard-working souls being robbed of their livelihood.