Spoke to Rene today and she said they hope to be back to normal within 2 weeks. For those not familiar with the finer points of the Mexican culture. That simply means "not today". No other meaning can be assumed.
Ths problem of not being able to buy a 30 day or 365 day fishing permit is only an issue in BCS through the fonmar sales agents, which includes their website.
Annual permits can be purchased through conapesca at the link I provided in my first post to this thread. The refusal of the BCS agents (fonmar) selling 30 day or 365 day fishing permits is a problem created by them and is NOT an issue anywhere else, even in USA. I believe (my opinion) that they [BCSgov] are creating this "problem" themselves because of their lust for $$. They are short sighted and greedy.
The conapesca permits issued online must be paid at a Mexican bank. The receipt will contain two codes that need to be registered in the conapesca website so the permit can be issued and downloaded.
Alternatively the permits can be paid for via an electronic transfer with funds originating in a Mexican bank through the use of our country's sophisticated SPEI system. I just prefer to pay in person at a bank. Anyone who lives here in Mexico, and who has an internet connection, and the money and time to wait in line at the bank can easily get annual permits. If you know someone who can do this for you before you come down connect with that person. If your charter service can do it for you then reach out to them.
This issue has nothing to do with our truly wonderful and excellent new president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO).