Dozens of dead fish washed up on the coast of Playa del Inglés this Thursday, in the southern municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana. Around noon, several bathers reported that dead fish had appeared without explanation on the seashore, near kiosk number seven, towards the Punta de Maspalomas , .
After inspecting the beach, Local Police found more than sixty dead fisch. Councilman for Beaches and Care of the Coast, José Carlos Álamo, explained that they were a kind of fish that fishermen often reject having caught them in their nets, and so through them back when they have no value at market. The town hall is thereby suggesting that the the creatures could have simply washed ashore after a sailor threw them overboard from his boat. “It is said that nobody wants this type of fish because it eats the dead,” said the mayor in a statement to the press.
The San Bartolome de Tirajana townhall has thereby ruled out any possibility that the dead fish had somehow escaped from the fish farm cages in Castillo del Romeral, as happened last February, due to strong waves prevailing in the area. At that time, a tide of sea bass arrived on the coasts of Playa del Inglés. The mayor and the councilman for Beaches and Coastal Care have assured the public that in this case, as in the previous one, the appearance of dead fish on the shore does not in itself pose any risk to the health or safety of bathers.
The mayor went on to say that after learning of the situation, the Town hall of San Bartolomé de Tirajana immediately deployed the beach cleaning services to remove the fish, which were already in an advanced state of decomposition.
A few hours later, Playa del Inglés once again presented its usual pristine image.