Authorities launch investigation into Marsascala fish farms pollution

Environment Ministry says pollution from fish farms has to stop

(File photo.) Industry workers have admitted to fish farms being a source of pollution
(File photo.) Industry workers have admitted to fish farms being a source of pollution

An investigation by the Aquaculture Department and the Environment Resources Authority has been launched into the pollution by fish farms at Marsascala.

The investigation was launched at the request of Environment Minister José Herrera and parliamentary secretary Roderick Galdes.

The Ministry has described the pollution generated as “unacceptable” and follows complaints by bathers who reported the sea sludge.

The authorities will now be investigating the source of pollution and order the necessary action. The authorities will also be pushing for current irregularities to be remedied.

A series of meetings will also be held with fish farms operators and other sectors to find a lasting solution.

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