Tag Archives: Proposals

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

One hundred people took part in collecting plastics from s’Estany

The working day for collecting plastics on Sunday 16 September represented a new demonstration of public awareness. One hundred people signed up for the 8.30 am appointment organized by GOB. Some hours later, at the end, they had collected 475 kilograms of rubbish. Of these, only 36 kilograms were suitable for recycling. Continue reading One hundred people took part in collecting plastics from s’Estany

The Main road: sign and forward a 2018 declaration of intent

The argument on the dimensions of the work to be finished on the main road of Menorca has been carried out on for a while. In the last government, works were begun on the portion of the road between Mahon and Alaior, and which were finally put on hold because the construction company abandoned them. Now you can add your signature to a declaration of intent requesting that the originals plans be reviewed. Continue reading The Main road: sign and forward a 2018 declaration of intent

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