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trammel sea removed

Trammel removed from sea
From Radio Sintonia:

Removed a one kilometer trammel on the coast of Fuerteventura.

The Civil Guard of the Maritime Detachment of Fuerteventura belonging to the Provincial Maritime Service of Las Palmas has removed in collaboration with the Department of Beaches and Environment of the City of La Oliva and Civil Protection last day 11 a large trammel that reached approximately 1 kilometer long by about 12 meters high mesh.

Find and location

This network appeared at the end of last week in the vicinity of Montaña Roja (NE of the coast of Fuerteventura). Apparently the aforementioned fishing gear was blown away by the strong E component winds of the currents originating from the Moroccan fishing zone.

Upon reaching the vicinity of the coast of Fuerteventura, part of this mesh became hooked on the seabed - about 10 meters deep -, preventing it from reaching the coastline.

Once the Weather conditions allowed them, the Civil Guard Maritime Service personnel deployed in the Corralejo Detachment, established direct coordination with the Department of Beaches and Environment of the La Oliva City Council and Civil Protection with the aim of disengaging the bottom network and divide the art into three pieces that would be removed aboard the Canal Bocayna patrol boat of the Maritime Service.

The Civil Guard was able to verify how specimens of the surrounding marine fauna were enmeshed in the art (including angels and old women who were immediately returned to the sea, transferring the first of the sections to the Corralejo dock on board the patrol boat.

The other two parts of the trammel, due to the great weight and complexity of lifting it on board as it was entangled, on the afternoon of November 11, were towed by two of the Maritime Detachment's patrol boats, specifically the Bocayna Channel and S- 36 to the so-called Alzada beach. Once on the coast, the staff of the City Council of La Oliva (Department of Beaches and Environment, Civil Protection and Lifeguards) and EMERLAN took the network out of the water with the help of an excavator machine and a truck that made its transfer to a clean point .

Danger to navigation and marine fauna

According to Royal Decree 2200/1986, of September 19, regulating fishing gear and modalities in the waters of the Canary Islands, it prohibits the practice of fishing with gill gear, and especially with the so-called “trammel” with three walls .

Due to the last strong east component winds and currents, in recent weeks there have been several fishing gears that have been found adrift in the waters of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote.

These drifting gears present an enormous danger to navigation as they can leave those vessels that pass over them ungoverned.

Fishing gears abandoned at sea are known as "ghost nets" since they continue to exert the most lethal plastic waste for marine species. A high percentage of aquatic mammals, birds and sea turtles have suffered injuries or death as a result of being entangled. The degradation period of these ghost networks can be hundreds of years.

Nets not only mutilate and kill fish, birds and other wildlife, they can also damage marine habitats.

The removal of the aforementioned art was thanks to the joint work of the Civil Guard, the Department of Beaches and the Environment of the City Council of La Oliva, Civil Protection and lifeguards La Oliva, EMERLAN and components of the surf schools deployed in the area of the discovery that collaborated in its extraction.

Tamara - serious subject but Google Translate is always good for a giggle!
"including angels and old women who were immediately returned to the sea" (original: entre ellos angelotes y  viejas que fueron devueltos inmediatamente al mar)
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I had to look it up so

"a three-layered dragnet, designed so that a fish entering through one of the large-meshed outer sections will push part of the finer-meshed central section through the large meshes on the further side, forming a pocket in which the fish is trapped."

Basically a fish trap
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