Galicia reopens some raft polygons and shellfish beds
Friday, August 29, 2014, 23:50 (GMT + 9)
The presence of the lipophilic toxin in the Galician estuaries is subsiding significantly. This situation has contributed to the opening of six mussel farming polygons in floating nurseries in Arousa, and two production areas of clams, cockles or razor shells, in Arousana estuary and another one in that of Vigo.
This improvement would mainly benefit fishermen, who are in a difficult situation because of this red tide event and the storms that took place this autumn, after being hit last year due to the closure of several polygons.
The outlook had improved in July, but this month was complicated due to a rebound in lipophilic toxins in Galician waters, the newspaper Faro de Vigo reported.
Following the partial opening set this week by the Technological Institute for the Control of the Marine Environment (INTECMAR), there are 38 closed raft polygons in Galicia: sixteen in... FULL STORY