An obvious change in attitudes over sea turtles is taking place down in Magdalena Bay, Mexico. The same fishermen who at one point were part of the problem have become the solution. A genuine concern for the future of sea turtles is influencing decisions that had previously focused on income and fishing traditions. As this shift in attitude penetrates a new generation, turtle conservation is becoming part of the way of life for much of the community, and especially for the people showcased in our upcoming film.
Meet Don Chuy Lucero. A fisherman by trade who regularly caught and ate sea turtles a couple of decades ago, is now a force for conservation in the communities surrounding Magdalena Bay. A perfect example of the balance between commerce and conservationism, and a subject of our documentary, Lucero is using his skills to now be part of the solution.