The Secretariat of the Navy of Mexico announced that three of the seven municipalities in Quintana Roo, with a recurrent presence of sargassum, currently maintain a low levels of the problematic algae.
Residents of Puerto Aventuras have reported to authorities that Dreams Hotel is illegally filling the bay with rocks and sand.
The Municipality has collected a total of 16,388.39 tons of seaweed from the beach area since the beginning of this year.
The Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS) analyzed the levels of bacteria in the seawater from 36 main beach areas in Quintana Roo.
An estimated 500 kg of product was lost in the first weekend alone. This correlates to a loss of 200 thousand pesos to Cozumel fishermen.
The company will patent a process to produce clean energy with the macro-algae to generate electricity and biogas for vehicles.
The government of Puerto Morelos participated in the two-day National Seminar on the Pelagic Sargassum that is plaguing the Mexican Caribbean coast.
The sargassum problem continues along Quintana Roo beaches. The navy is now taking over to reinstall barriers and provide additional collection vessels.
Sargassum collection boat sinks after heavy rains due to the heavy rains the region has experienced over the past week. The Harbor Master’s Office reported that a sargassum vessel, belonging to the Secretary of the Navy (SEMAR) sank on June 15 at about 9:00 am.
SEMERNAT published the guidelines for the management of sargassum. Several sargassum disposal sites were visited and collection points were reviewed.