Ancón is a coastal town 50kms north of Lima, Peru and a popular summer destination for weekend getaways to the beach. It also has a 5-8,000 year history of reliance on the sea for food. In addition to the summer beach goers, Ancón hosts a harbor full of small-scale, independent fishermen, some who are working closely with The Nature Conservancy to better manage the fishery and maintain their deep cultural roots in the sea. I first scouted this story in 2015 and returned several times to update the pitch as programs developed. I finally produced the story for Nature Conservancy for the summer 2019 issue.
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