Beaches bring tourism which equals money. Money will always be misspent to protect this resource.
Huanchaco was recently designated a world surfing reserve. I have surfed in LA in the us during and afte a heavy rain close to storm drains and the water quality is still better than the average day at huanchaco. Having lived there sometimes when there is no swell it smells like poop, for weeks. The population in huanchaco is so ignorant to the resource they have, the chimus are rolling in their graves at how the current generation of humans has turned this wonderful natural site into a near disater area.
Back in 2012 they spent 3 million soles to replace sand in huanchanco, based upon a biased study. Alll that sand is now gone,in less than three years. I hope the ocean continues to whip up furious swells to completely destroy the horrible man made crap they have put along the waterfront of this once mighty and historicly significant bay.
The guys that fish with caballitos put nets out and catch fish to sell in huanchaco and trujillo, and even send it to other places to make more money.
Based upon the level of contamination i would never eat a plate of fish that was served with fish caught locally.
Also more updates on chicama, they are now going to build a malecon there. As if they need one. Really. At least they took out all the illegal structures pn the beach such as resteraunts that with every full moon high tide and big swell would flood the beach and was raw sewage and trash out onthe beach and intothe ocean there. So the malecon, although it is a stupid waste of money at least they got rid of the poop on the beach. Man it was so nice before they came in and put their resteraunts out there. I hope we get more big swells to wreck the malecon they build there too. Dumbass politics. Forget anout schools, education, teachers, healthcare, lets make a big cement path. That is using your head and surely will be done chicama style, very poorly. Then the people will come at night and rob all the raw materials to use for their houses made of plastic sheets and straw. At least it will get ised fpr something good.
Once they built a big wall at chicama along the hill. The people who live there didnt want it so they just knocked it over. To this day ther are bits of concrete littered all over the loma. Stupid corrupt politicians. I dont think they will ever get it right.
One day i asked one of the girls working on the project about it, she was absolutely not willing to say anything. Thanks:-) at least she is making some income off the property but she is not a local, they dont have local engineers. i see no benefit to these projects, and others including huanchaco, which seems to me more and more filthy every time i go there. No respect for the beach or the ocean, a great resource.
To further ***** up the beach in huanchaco, apart from the UNUSED spot complex they built fpr the juegos boliviariiririririanos that was NOT completed in time for the games, now they are putting in some kind of atv gokart park. Yeah that is jut what the beach needs. WHEN el nino comes and ruins it, ill be happy to not have to see the monstrosity, but sad to see it all get washed into the ocean with so much other trash.