By Euro Weekly News Media • 26 August 2011 • 16:17
FISHERMEN in Velez-Malaga are still unable to work due to the ‘red sea’ which has affected the seas along the coast for more than a month.
Despite the Junta de Andalucia Provincial Agriculture and Fishery Delegation reopening some of the shellfish and mollusk fishing grounds between Malaga and Estepona recently, fishermen from Velez cannot travel to these areas, and the Axarquia ban is still in effect and fishing for clams, baby clams, scallops, anemones, sea snails and other mollusks, is banned.
The ‘red sea’ is caused by toxins released by a type of seaweed named Gymnodinium, and occurs fairly frequently.
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