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Residents call for replacement of harbour wall

Puerto del Carmen harbour. Photo: Wikipedia

27/09/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - Members of both government parties ‘Partido Popular’ and ‘San Borondón’, recently attended a meeting with the President of the Fisherman’s Association, Francisco Rodríguez, to discuss the situation of the unsightly concrete wall surrounding the harbor in Puerto del Carmen.


Also in attendance at the meeting was Juan José Martínez, Managing Director of the Canarian Ports. Mr Martínez was asked to discuss with the Canarian Government, the possibility of replacing the current concrete walling with a different type of protection that would make the sea view visable again.


Mayor, José Francisco Hernández, deputy mayor Jerónimo Robayna and Yolanda García, who is responsible for the area in question, told how during another recent meeting with the Cofradía de Pescadores (Association of Fishermen) in La Tiñosa, residents raised their concerns regarding the issue and made their feelings known.


García revealed how residents of the municipality, particularly from the area around the old harbor, have demanded the return of their sea view. The sea view was blocked two years ago when the concrete wall that protects the harbor against rough weather and storms from the south was constructed.


The representatives of the municipality also insisted Juan José Martínez provide much needed rubbish bins and benches for the harbour, while President of the Fishermen’s Association asked that larger berths be relocated to the exterior of the harbour as it would make the process of managing larger boats considerably easier.


The news comes as the residents of Arrecife recently vented their frustration at the construction of another two metre high concrete wall around the harbor at Puerto Naos that also completely blocks off the sea view.




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