Residents move to fish out fish-hook hazard

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MOJACAR: Tower overlooks Macenas beach.

A GROUP of Mojacar residents, many of them British, met recently to clear Playa Macenas.

The beach is popular with walkers, with or without dogs, but litter and discarded fish-hooks in the sand are a constant risk. The decision to clear away accumulated rubbish was prompted by Willow, a dog that needed emergency surgery after swallowing one of the hooks.

The clear-up was pronounced a success and the organisers are already considering more sessions in the future. Equinac, the association which is officially authorised to rescue marine wildlife in Almeria Province, has offered to publicise this activity and encourage more people to follow the Mojacar residents’ example

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