Isla Mujeres is ready to face sargassum season

08/03/2021

Authorities of Isla Mujeres are already preparing actions to face the sargassum arrival season, with the collaboration of the Federal Maritime Terrestrial Zone (Zofemat). The government of Isla Mujeres has special machinery for the removal of the macroalgae, in order to make the collection and the tasks of the workers more efficient.

Meanwhile, Zofemat crews are cleaning the island's beaches daily, so they report that so far there is little sargassum that lands on the coasts, which is being removed immediately to maintain the attractiveness of the beaches.

Forecasts from the Ministry of the Navy indicate that this year very little sargassum is expected to arrive to the coasts of the Caribbean and Quintana Roo.

According to forecasts by the Secretariat of the Navy (Semar), this year very little sargassum is expected to arrive at the coasts of the Caribbean and Quintana Roo, as announced by the Ministry, which comes to give a respite to the tourism sector, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Authorities supervise the beaches of Isla Mujeres, as part of the strategy to deal with the arrival of seaweed in Quintana Roo, and visit Playa Centro and Playa Norte. Although the beaches of the destination have received sargassum seaweed, it has been atypical and it has been immediately removed as part of the permanent work carried out by Zofemat workers. Currently, there is specialized machinery for the removal of seaweed, which has facilitated the work to maintain these attractions in optimal conditions.

By Mexicanist