New Sargasso Collection Method for Puerto Morelos
State governor Carlos Joaquin announced that a new method for collection sargasso will now be implemented in Playa del Carmen and Cancun, including the beaches of Puerto Morelos. It involves catching the seaweed before it lands on the beaches.
The seaweed will be caught in the sea through the placement of ecological fences similar to those used in oil spills. With the addition of specialized machinery, the seaweed will be collected offshore to prevent it from reaching land.
Carlos Joaquín said that the work using the new method will begin in the next few days in Playa del Carmen and Cancun, as well as at the beaches of Mahahual, Tulum, Isla Mujeres and Puerto Morelos.
The governor said that in addition to the sea collection, manual cleaning of the beaches will continue twice a day, adding that the arrival of the sargasso is expected to continue along coastlines facing east.