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More than 71 tons of sargassum removed from Cancun beaches in January

Cancun, Q.R. — More than 71 tons of sargassum was removed from Cancun beaches last month. Cancun mayor Ana Patricia Peralta, made a tour of the city’s public beaches this week to supervise the removal of the washed up sargassum.

She reported that thanks to city worker and Zofemat efforts, the sargassum is being removed daily from city beaches.

She said that public services personnel and the Federal Maritime Terrestrial Zone (Zofemat) have a goal of maintaining the characteristic beauty of the beaches that distinguish the destination.

“We are on a supervision tour of our public beaches in Cancun, which are free of landfalls of sargassum because we have a great team of collaborators with more than 100 people who began working Wednesday to clean up the sargassum,” she explained.

She said that since Tuesday, municipal personnel managed to remove 60 cubic meters of macroalgae from the beaches of Cancun as part of the strategy to avoid environmental impact and effects on tourism.

She added that during the month of January, 71.44 tons of sargassum was collected from the beaches. She said that while the amount of sargassum arriving is considered low, cleaning does not stop.