A lobby calling itself “Salvem Portocolom” has asked Central Government's Coastal department and the Balearic Ports Authority to clamp down on unbridled anchoring by boats and yachts in Portocolom which they claim is destroying the delicate undersea meadows of Posidonia grass. “Every year, the 10 hectares of Posidonia grass in the port are ripped up by hundreds of anchors,” said an activist. The lobby added that in recent months, there has been “a “visible increase” in the number of large yachts which are “anchoring at will” in the port. It claimed that though there have been more moorings created through floating pontoons set up by the Balearic government through the regional ports authority, illegal anchoring continues. “Rather than lessen the stress on the Posidonia grass, there has been even more anchoring,” said the lobby, explaining that those using official mooring points have to pay.

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