A Philippine fishing village has turned to ecotourism after damaging fishing practices devastated the environment and local livelihoods. Fishermen on the Uacon Lake, located in the northern part of Zambales, used to fish with dynamite causing substantial damage to the ecosystem which almost annihilated fish stocks. However the locals are now working with NGOs to rehabilitate the lake, abandoning illegal fishing practices and advocating ecotourism. Uacon Lake will be turned into an ecological park with kayaking and zipline activities, reports Channel News Asia. Fishermen will provide guided tours along local eco-trails, take tourists bird-watching and lead mangrove plating activities.