By Euro Weekly News Media • 18 February 2013 • 14:06
THE future of the Roquetes de Mar aquarium remains in the balance.
Due to heavy debts, the fate of thousands of fish is in the hands of the electric power company which is threatening to disconnect the supply unless outstanding bills of almost €10,000 are paid. In anticipation of the crises the management at the centre is making contingency plans to relocate the many species of marine life to different centres around the country.
Support from environmentalists, marine societies, foundations, as well as the general public has been pouring in, and there has also been a sharp increase in attendance figures at the facility.
A spokesman commented that “the best way to help to ensure the survival of the aquarium is to visit and buy an annual season ticket.”
The state of the art 3000m² aquarium includes a one million litre main tank, the home to a variety of sharks and marine life that can be viewed from the comfort of an 80-seat auditorium.
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