I'm in Trinidad for the weekend meeting with Papa Bois Conservation, a local organization working on shark conservation. Yesterday they took us to Maracas Beach, world famous for "bake and shark," a super delicious filet of deep fried shark served in some deep fried fry bread and topped off with a variety of tasty toppings like garlic, cilantro, hot pepper, and pineapple.
Visited Maracas Beach in Trinidad to see Bake and Shark. One stall sells 200-500 lbs of shark meat per week. pic.twitter.com/w7zPAmMtNL— Angelo Villagomez (@saipanblogger) September 13, 2014
Trinidad is unique in the Caribbean in that they have huge amounts of domestic consumption, as well as being the world's #6 export of shark fins to Hong Kong. Yesterday we saw the shark and bake shops and some of the boats. Hoping to see some more of it today and tomorrow.
One thing I'm not doing is exercising and dieting. This island has a lot of good food.
Making the rounds with shark conservationists in Trinidad pic.twitter.com/eJDBQrGy1B— Angelo Villagomez (@saipanblogger) September 13, 2014