Punta Abreojos

Punta Abreojos is an important North Pacific fishing community in Baja California Sur. The town is located at the entrance to the San Ignacio lagoon, within the Biosphere Reserve El Vizcaino. In the early 1930s, the town was founded with about 15 people. The first people who settled were fishermen and retired marines from Ensenada, Baja California and San Ignacio. In 1948 the Punta Abreojos Cooperative Society of Fishing Production was founded, a cooperative which has improved and set a successful example for the production and conservation of fisheries resources. The community is composed of about 500 houses and 3,000 inhabitants. The main fisheries production is California lobster, abalone, and fish such as mackerel, barred sandbass, corvina, flounder, and halibut.