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Sargasso Committee

Members: George Pritchard and Nancy Poor


Review ways to eliminate the sargasso from the beach and evaluate advantages and disadvantages of each

Three main approaches are being considered:


  • 84 people out of 250 residents have promise to pledge
  • There should be an approval from Semarnat maybe not till 2023
  • Return on investment for proposed barrier is being assessed in La Bahia
  • Also questions re impact on turtles
  • Mexican Government will place 3 large boats in Mahahual April 09. 2022
  • One large boat outside and nine boats inside (9 kilometers of barrier in the whole state)
  • Forecast for 2022 is a lighter sargasso season

 Mechanical Removal 

  • Highly impacted condo buildings (Playa Caribe, Reef, Luna Azul, and La Bahia) are meeting to seek a unified process
  • Also looking at other options like chemicals to stop the smell - unfortunately, the product is low in inventory
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