A fishing village in Mexico that almost vanished from overfishing has become an ecotourism hotspot after the area was declared a National Park.
Cabo Pulmo is a small fishing village in Mexico that almost disappeared. The cause of its demise was actually “too much” fishing. Local fishermen could no longer make a living at it.
So the community placed a ban on fishing altogether. And that decision transformed it into what it is today – a magnet for ecotourism.
Correspondent Alasdair Baverstock explains from Mexico.
Cabo Pulmo was declared a National Marine Park by the Mexican government in 1995. It contains the largest living coral reef in North America.