New Method of Sargasso Collection in Cancun

Local authorities will begin work to collect the sargasso within the sea, catching it before it lands on beaches. The seaweed will be caught in the sea through the placement of ecological fences similar to those used in oil spills. With the addition of specialized machinery, the seaweed will be collected offshore to prevent it from reaching land.

The work using the new method will begin in Playa del Carmen and Cancun, as well as at the beaches of Mahahual, Tulum, Isla Mujeres and Puerto Morelos.

“A study of currents will tell us where to place these fences to prevent the Sargasso from reaching the beaches,” noting the ecological fences will be placed in the water using tugboats”, said Carlos Joaquin, State governor.

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