The beach at Punta Lobos is dynamic. It changes with the tides and the seasons. The fisherman are familiar with these shifts and have devised strategies to adapt to the changing land & seascapes. When sand disappears from the beach with a storm surge, the pangas are hauled over the dunes to higher ground. Passage to higher ground has been blocked and occupied by the Tres Santos development - a large tourist resort created by the MIRA/Black Creek partnership, resulting in broken panga propellers, extra effort and lost income to the fishermen.
Tres Santos denies responsibility for the situation, claiming the fishermen's problems are a result of climate change. But climate change didn't build a wall in an arroyo between a sand dune and the ocean.
Sand flows to arroyos during rainstorms to replenish the beach. I have heard talk of capturing this "wasted" water by people who lack an understanding of ecosystems. The fisherman have existed in harmony with this environment. Now a wall blocks access to safety and the fishermen find themselves between a rock wall and the Tres Santos definition of sustainability