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Title: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of the Andalusian Monday ordered the temporary closure of the nine grounds of bivalve molluscs of the province,
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The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of the Andalusian Monday ordered the temporary closure of the nine grounds of bivalve molluscs of ...

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of the Andalusian Monday ordered the temporary closure of the nine grounds of bivalve molluscs of the province, after receiving the results of the analysis confirm an increase in PSP toxin, responsible for the phenomenon popularly known as 'red tide' in clams, mussels thin shells.

This has been confirmed to Europa Press, the provincial delegate of the branch, Monica Bermudez, who has stated that only affects shellfish , given the impossibility of movement of these vessels to other areas, "because all toxins are present", which disables the exercise of this activity.

Specifically, the nine coastal fishing grounds of the province, Fuengirola, Torremolinos Rincon de la Victoria and Nerja-Torrox-analysis began to be positive on the 1st of this month in the east. Thus, Rincon de la Victoria were added those of Fuengirola and Marbella area between Sabinillas and, finally covering it entirely.

As for the opening, Bermudez explained that it depends on what "will determine the analytical." This is necessary to obtain at least two negative results, with a minimum of 48 hours in making both samples. The procedure for analytical control of these being in Europe.

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Once you close all fisheries in the area, an order of the same Department determines the need to account 21 days of unemployment in order to access aid for temporary cessation of fishing for reasons unforeseen by the close 90 boats engaged in shellfish in Malaga.

As he pointed out the Provincial Delegate of Agriculture and Fisheries, this is guaranteed a minimum of 100 euros per working day for shipping companies during the period of inactivity, while for the crew, the maximum is about 40 euros a day.

However, it is not yet known what the total affected by the closure, as the Harbour Master gives the possibility to use fishmongers roles, so that in some cases, can focus on other types of art. "If they could switch to another activity not present the role, because fishing and would therefore not be affected, "stated Bermúdez.

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