Federal authorities conduct clean-up operations in Cabo once a month

A group of federal workers and tourist service providers in Baja California Sur remove garbage from the seabed once a month on the beaches of Cabo San Lucas. All type of “treasures” are often collected from the waters, such as tires, plastic containers, PET bottles, et .

“Last week we have taken out of the ocean between 10 and 19 tires, we have removed around 800 kilos of iron and PVC, and about 300 kilos of plastics mainly bottles”, explained Jossué Navarro, member of the National Commission Natural Protected Areas of Cabo San Lucas.

The hurricanes have dragged all type of garbage from the highlands, and objects such as tires, refrigerators, stoves, and even cars end up in the ocean,” said Miguel Angel Aliguieri, Council of Natural Areas Protected from Cabo San Lucas.

The cleaning is done at the beaches El Médano, Eight Waterfalls, Hacienda and Coral Negro

“We basically do it because divers are ambassadors of the ocean, and this is a way to give back to our source of income, to our profession, to what we dedicate ourselves for a living. That’s why we clean it up and respect it more than anything in this world” , said Julio César Baylón, diving instructor.

Source: Noticieros Televisa

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