The Posidonia Prairie Protection Act

  • The Minister for the Environment Vicenç Vidal, anticipates that the decree for the protection of Posidonia could be in effect for 2018.

The initial draft has been presented and there are 20 days to finalise the definitive drafting of the decree.

Once this is complete it will be sent to the Consultative Council to be finally approved by the Cabinet.

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Sanctions of up to 450,000€

The draft proposes sanctions ranging from 100 – 6,000€ for minor infractions, then from 6,001 – 100,000€ for serious infractions, which are termed as “the destruction of an area of ​​more than one square metre of meadow, and less than 10 square metres”, and then an upper level of very serious with fines ranging from 100,001€ – 450,000€ for “accredited breaches involving the destruction of more than 10 square metres of Posidonia”.

The criteria used for measuring the type of infringement will be the Law 42/2007 on Natural Heritage and Biodiversity and on Balearic Law 5/2005 for the conservation of spaces of environmental relevance (LECO).

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Moorings

The document also regulates the installation of fixed moorings with ecological buoys, with authorisation from the Balearic Conselleria of the Environment.

For the installation of these permanent systems, the holder must request administrative authorisation from the Demarcation of Costas, which will only be granted if the holder receives a favourable report from the managing body, in this case, the Balearic Conselleria of the environment.

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