2011 – April 11
Google translation from Siempre Libres:
where the sponsors provided the live music, ceviche, beer, pork, oysters and fried fish for more than a thousand people crammed in the early hours, an event organized by the association of divers.
The administrative officer of the association of divers in Bucerias, now has 27 divers, fishermen and oyster, Modesto Avalos Barraza said that for eight years has organized the free event for the entire audience along with others and had a great atmosphere.
Modesto said that the sale is supported by sponsors in the area of Bucerias, as merchants, restaurateurs and others, as well as the current mayor, who put the live music of the band seemed the Future, without missing the financial support of many people that with a grain of sand next to all that was necessary.
Avalos stressed saying that since last year, this event is decked out with a contest to choose Miss that represents, as Queen of the oyster festival for a year, in which particular pate several young girls of the town and the region, which are encouraged with financial support in order to encourage the catwalk.
For his part, Ramon Camba Alba, oyster group treasurer reported that the group does not receive specific funding oyster human being, then they and members of the association, cooperative of 50 to 100 pesos for each month, to support activities and the costs of all divers who compose it.
For the sale of the festival, each diver is committed to giving away 50 oyster shells, but in times of closure for the oyster, divers are engaged in fishing, construction or other lawful activities that allow them to bring bread to their families because they do not have any support from municipal, state or federal, although it is to receive the help of a breakwater to be many more oysters.
Meanwhile, David Elizondo Buzzos seafood restaurant in Bucerias, said that the association of the divers are about 40 years and each year continues for generations that are coming and the festival gives identity to the town of Bucerias and divers dedicated to local economic activity that unites them in the last days of the holiday season, to live with all those involved in the festival, including suburbs, institutions, hotels and sponsors.
Finally, it is expected that the appropriate authorities to respond and support this group of people living on the sea, where large developments appear to have destroyed several banks of oyster and fishing is no longer the same as before and therefore , divers have to find ways to support the family.