Press "Enter" to skip to content

Governor announces end to 2022 sargassum season

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — State Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa has announced the end to the 2022 sargassum season. Over the weekend, Lezama thanked all those who participated in volunteer beach cleaning as the seaweed arrived.

Her announcement was made during a management meeting at the Ninth Naval Region where authorities were preparing for the next season.

She said “it is a natural phenomenon which can be addressed together,” adding that they have taken the opportunity to start preparing for next year in order to mitigate the adverse effects caused by sargassum.

She said that preparing now will help protect the state’s main activities by keeping the 40 public beaches clean of the seaweed.

The Governor thanked the Secretary of the Navy, non-governmental organizations, mayors and the private sector, among others, who participated in the seasonal sargassum cleaning with great success.

“If we do not learn from what we have experienced, if we do not take notes, if we do not embrace what is useful and discard what is useless, then we could not advance in scourges as important as this one, which is sargassum,” she said.