Mollusk puts the brakes on beach construction in Torrox

The corruco: Is a type of mollusk that is abundant in the Mediterranean.

WORK to stabilise the Torrox beach through the construction of a semi-submerged breakwater will have to be put on hold.

The Agriculture and Fishing Department has insisted the work needs to be done in accordance with the closed season of the corruco, a type of mollusk abundant in the Mediterranean.

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Additionally, there are important Roman and Arabic ruins in the neighbouring cliffs, which means that the building company must carry out the project in the western part of the Ferrara Beach, gaining access through the existing stairs.

 As the machinery is going to cause damage, the project also includes the renovation and reconstruction of the stairs.

Despite these setbacks, officials and builders hope to get the project started in February. 

However, construction of the breakwater will not begin until April 1, to work around the fishing season for the corruco and to prevent damage to its habitat.


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