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Invasive Seaweed off Almuñécar

By Vivienne Hughes

Readers will remember that a couple of months back Motril fishermen discovered an invasive species of Asian seaweed in their fishing grounds - now it has appeared off Almuñécar. »

Seaweed’s Origin Confirmed

By Martin Myall

The University of Granada has confirmed that the seaweed found off La Rábit is indeed of the Asian variety that is causing problems near Cádiz. »

Looming Seaweed Problem

By Vivienne Hughes

Fishermen came across a strange 'catch' in their nets off La Rábita on Wednesday - a mass of seaweed looking like a kind normally found in the Pacific. »

Fishing for Rubbish

By Martin Myall

The Motril fishermen do not only go out to catch fish, but they also go out to drag up and bring back rubbish from the seabed. »

Generous Gentlemen of the Sea

By Martin Myall

Motril fishermen have donated 17,000 kilos - 17 metric tonnes - of fish to Food Banks. They have also fished out 41,600 kilos of 'inorganic refuse' from the sea. »

Salobreña Anglers Rescued

By David Darby

Two fishermen were rescued on Sunday after losing their oars. They were eventually rescued in the area of the fish farm in La Caleta and brought ashore. »

Salty Solidarity

By Hugh MacArthur

The Motril fishermen might be going through tough times, but they are contributing to the lightening of the tough times of others. »

Motril Fishing Fleet Despairs

By Martin Myall

"If we were able to at the moment, we said the whole fleet to the scrap yard." These are the bitter words of the Head of the Fishing Sector at Motril Port. »

Drilling Off Motril Coast?

By Martin Myall

The Central Government in Madrid has said that it sees no reason why seabed prospecting for oil cannot take place off the coast of Motril. It reassures those concerned that the Royal Decree that gave the go-ahead to CNWL Oil España in 2010 only permits the said company to carry out its exploration work... »

Motril Fishermen Uneasy

By Martin Myall

When the Motril fishermen spotted a ship belonging to the gas-prospecting company, Chinook, making its way repeatedly between Nerja and Adra, they feared the worse, so they were soon hammering on the Mayor's door. »

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