From a 2006 campaign against illegal mooring. | Elena Ballestero

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The Balearic Environment Commission will not give the go-ahead to the creation of a new mooring dock in Puerto Pollensa without an environmental impact assessment. The project is one to add mooring of 72 metres in length with the capacity for 63 boats, but it runs up against the declaration of the bays of Pollensa and Alcudia as being in the interests of the "community" (the Balearics) and the detectable consequences of boat and yachting activity and of the discharges from vessels.

The commission notes the presence of seagrass and seaweed on the sea bed and the negative impact on this marine flora.

Illegal mooring in the bay of Pollensa and the lack of legal mooring are longstanding issues that various administrations have sought to tackle over the years, the town hall, authorities such as the Costas and the regional government as well as the Guardia Civil having in the past launched campaigns against illegal mooring.