Mussels, No Thanks!

ALM Mussel Protest OnLAlmuñequeros might enjoy eating mussels, but they don’t want any mussel farms off Punta de la Mona, which is why the Head of the Junta was greeted with a protest banner.

Regional Prime Minister, Susana Díaz, had been touring the Costa Tropical to whip some support as candidate for the national leadership of the PSOE, but of course, just because you’re bent upon showing your face, it doesn’t mean that you’re not going to get things stuck in your face from disgruntled citizens.

So there was Susan, bless her cotton socks, smiling, kissing babies and waving majestically, when she came face to face with a banner saying that a mussel farm in Almuñécar waters would be as welcome as flatulence in a lift.

Mind you, nobody was shouting about, it was more a stony silence, assured the Chairwoman of the protest association, Manuela Schrave.

And in case the great lady thought that it was just a handful of mussel haters, the Councillor for Tourism, Rafael Caballero, was also there holding up a corner of the banner.

The fact is that the Junta, after requesting a report on the environmental impact from the Town Hall, has been practicing the bureaucratic art of howling silence.

The association is made up of representatives from the hostely sector and diving clubs, with the support of the Town Hall, as well as individuals who are adverse the the mussel farm for ecological and aesthetic reasons.

So, what did the Regional PM say in respond? She said that she would study the affair in order to provide a response.

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

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