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“Exciting: New Artificial Reefs Coming to Quintana Roo Waters!”

Cancún, Q. Roo.- The Quintana Roo Nautical Associates (ANQR), in collaboration with the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP) and the National Park of the Western Coast of Isla Mujeres, Punta Cancún, and Punta Nizuc, has announced plans to install artificial habitats in the state's waters. These installations will not only contribute to the conservation of coral reefs, but also serve as new attractions for tourists. The necessary permissions for this project have been in place since last year.

The logistical work for the installation of these structures is scheduled to take place from May 29 to June 1. A team of approximately 20 people will be involved in the upcoming submersion at the "El Meco" reef.

Since 2009, over 500 artificial habitats have been installed, providing significant environmental benefits for natural reefs. These benefits include reducing visitor pressure and promoting conservation.

The goal of this project is to promote and conserve marine flora and fauna in the reef area. It also aims to diversify the tourist offerings for the roughly 4,500 daily visitors to this area. The structures to be installed will be securely anchored to the seabed to prevent detachment and damage in the event of hurricanes, especially with the Atlantic hurricane season on the horizon.