Cleaning Up 700 Metres Down

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
By Martin Myall

MOT Fishing Out RubbishMotril’s fishermen have been at it again and we don’t mean fishing… at least for fish, as they have been out collecting rubbish.

In the space of only four months the Motril fishing fleet has recovered 10,200 discarded objects from the seabed or floating on the surface.

The four months concerned were from the 13th of November, 2018 to the 15th of March this year.

Almost all of the recovered objects (89%) come from consumer items or agriculture, amongst them, for example a bloody great tyre probably belonging to a tractor or earth moving machinery (see photo). The tyre was resting on the seabed 700 metres down.

The Motril fishing fleet is participating in an Ecopuerto investigation to find out exactly where the rubbish is coming from so that measures can be taken to tackle the problem where the rubbish is generated, rather than clearing it up afterwards.

Editorial comment: Enhorabuena, los pescadores y ole sus güevos!

(News: Motril, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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