Tag Archives: Marine ecology

On the great necessity for a Marine Reserve around the Illa de l’Aire

The proposal to regulate the fishing around the Illa de l’Aire has been brought to public notice in the past few days. GOB has made court declarations and wants to make public some of the considerations regarding this. Menorca suffers from over fishing. The scientists who study the sea point out that the level of conservation of the marine ecosystems around the island does not correspond with the presence of fauna. The use of precision technology in professional fishing, the thousands of recreational boats sailing during the whole of the summer, the underwater fishing and the shortage of effective monitoring, leave many species in the Menorcan sea over exploited. Continue reading On the great necessity for a Marine Reserve around the Illa de l’Aire

More fiestas without plastic: a commitment for 2020

The Association of Neighbours of Es Castell has signed an agreement to organise fiestas utilizing reusable or biodegradable products. GOB is promoting a campaign between public organizations so that, when they organise fiestas, plastics for single use only are not utilized. These materials have very little useful life but require many years to degrade hence they constitute a huge refuse problem. Continue reading More fiestas without plastic: a commitment for 2020

Keeping an eye on posidonia

Posidonia has been protected since 1992, but, even so, it has continued to suffer from various adverse impacts on it which have reduced its colonies. Now with the recent approval of the Balearic Government decree on its conservation, we have more tools with which to make effective protection. If we see boats anchored over posidonia we can phone 112 so that the mechanisms of surveillance and sanctions can be activated as stipulated by the new regulations. Continue reading Keeping an eye on posidonia

A report to the new Minister regarding the central electricity power station

GOB has sent a complete report on the environmental problems generated by the central electricity power station in Mahon to the new Minister of Energy and the Environment, in the transitional government in Madrid, Teresa Ribera, asking for favourable regulations concerning renewable energies in order to reduce contamination. Continue reading A report to the new Minister regarding the central electricity power station