In coordination with the Secretary of the Navy and the Harbor Captain, city staff removed 3.5 tons of fish remains that had washed up on Peñasco’s shore.
City Secretary Olayn García Cinco reported they became aware of the health risk along Puerto Peñasco’s beach from Playa Bonita to Sandy Beach early in the day, and launched a joint operative to resolve the situation.
He stressed staff from the municipality, the Port Harbor, Marine Environmental Protection Office of the Secretary of the Navy, and the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (PROFEPA), inspected the area where the incident occurred in order to attest details to a Notary Public.
Personnel from Public Services, the Federal Maritime Zone (ZOFEMAT), Inspection and Monitoring, as well as service providers and beach vendors, along with help of machinery, were part of the beach clean up effort, which raked in a total of 3.5 tons of fish heads.
The City Secretary emphasized clean-up work began immediately, as instructions of Mayor Kiko Munro have always been to keep the beaches clean in order to prevent any risks to residents and visitors.
Olayn García Cinco added a report with the National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries (CONAPESCA) has been filed, and in coming days they will follow-up with the Federal Environmental Protection Office (PROFEPA) as well as the Federal District Attorney in order to proceed with the case in accordance with the law.