The area is extraordinarily rich in fish, and the fact that the Panamanian government has banned the use of nets longer than 50 m and long liners, even for professionals, contributes greatly to this situation.
On the American model, sport fishing is recognized here as an economic activity in its own right. For example, it is formally forbidden to kill a rostrum fish, and fishing for marlin and other sailfish is carried out on a no-kill basis.
The species most frequently encountered are the following:
Carangues, of which 5 species are very common: the Pompano, the Blue Carangue, the Big-eyed Carangue, the Permit and the most common, the Yellow Carangue (Caranx Caninus), which can weigh up to 15kg and whose fighting power is unspeakable: this fish won’t let go of anything.