National Geographic : 1938 Nov
Photograph byArthur H.Fisher FISHERMEN PUT IN AT SANTA IQUEZ, ON THE ATLANTIC SEABOARD, TO DRY THEIR ENORMOUS CATCHES Back from the beach, thousands of sea catfish are stretched out on long, narrow platforms. Black turkey vultures ontheshore await discarded scraps. Here at the mouth of the river locally known as the Pacoval is one of the important fishing centers of Maraj6. Although the rivers oftheisland, and theentire northern area of Brazil, abound in edible fresh fish, the dried product is one of the principal staples among native foodstuffs all overAmazonia.