The Town Council of Mogán recently presented the proposals to rehabilitate El Perchel beach, to the Fishermen’s Guild of Arguineguín. The objective being “for the local fishing and marine industry personnel to know about the project firsthand and to resolve their doubts,” said local fisheries director Artemi Artiles.
One of the main doubts that many seamen had was whether the project could harm the marine environment. The project that the council wants to undertake does not act on the seabed, but on the dry zone of the beach and along Calle Jose Manuel Santana Garcia to the Avenida del Muelle.
For his part, the head of the Arguineguín Fishermen’s Guild, Ricardo Ortega stated that they will not have any problems with the project as long as the seabed is not affected and explained that they are not against the municipality growing or being improved, adding that in his opinion the project seems good, so long as developers remain cautious not to affect the seabed.
The Mogán El Perchel beach project aims to renew the beach and its surroundings, through the creation of a pedestrian walkway that runs from the entrance of the port of Arguineguín to the beach, where there would be several elements, like a natural swimming pool, a restaurant, a children’s playground, a solarium, solarium areas, terraces and sports areas that would make this area a dynamic, comfortable and safe space.
The project has already met resistance from the opposition in Mogán town hall. One of many different claims is that the The Canary Islands Demarcation of Costas cannot announce something on this scale that has not already been expressly agreed by the Town Council plenary session. Opposition councillors have requested that the project be suspended until legal deficiencies are remedied.