Marine reserve proposal

The Yacht Club at Port of Sóller has proposed the laying down of a marine conservation area to protect the biodiversity off the north coast. The proposed area would stretch from Ses Punte to the Na Mora canyon and would cover around 100 hectares. Proponents argue that it is an area in which biodiversity is particularly high, but where stocks, however, are threatened by over fishing. A protected area could also attract increased recreational divers, they argue. The proposal will now be submitted to the Balearic and the Spanish Environment Ministry.