Leave it there

Leave it there
: PILED SEAWEED: Left during the winter to prevent erosion Photo credit: Pexels

A GENERALITAT decree will ban removing Posidonia Oceanica seaweed from the region’s beaches between October 15 and March 15.

The piled-up seaweed forms natural barriers that help to protect the 466 kilometres of Valencian Community beaches from erosion during the winter storms, the regional government’s Environment department explained.

The same decree, based on legislation already passed in Baleares, will also regulate uncontrolled anchoring by pleasure craft and anglers’ boats to protect the Posidonia meadows that are vital to the marine eco-system.


“There is an intimate connection between Posidonia and the coastline,” Generalitat experts said.

“The meadows lessen the impact of wave action and sea currents and this also helps to counteract loss of sand from the beaches.”

Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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