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Photo: Riviera Maya News — Centro Playa del Carmen

Government vows to continue Riviera Maya sargasso battle

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Officials from Cancun to Tulum continue to fight the issue of sargasso that has begun to arrive on state beaches. The continual abundance of the sea weed remains a critical issue for the state as the sargasso slowly returns to the region.

Playa del Carmen mayor Laura Beristain is one of the officials who participated in a recent meeting with businessmen and environmental scientists to discuss alternative methods to control the sargasso.


Photo: Riviera Maya News — Centro Playa del Carmen

Governor Carlos Joaquín González was also at the meeting along with the Federal Secretary of Tourism, Miguel Torruco, to discuss the problem and attempt to find a solution.

“The management of sargasso is an issue that concerns us all. It is important to establish better control strategies every day for this environmental phenomenon,” Torruco explained.

Laura Beristain also stressed the importance of maintaining constant communication and meetings to find solutions that can be effective in the short, medium and long terms as well as financially feasible.

She says that the municipality of Solidaridad has participated in the analysts of 13 projects which were presented in January to counteract the seaweed reaching municipal shores.

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