Foul fish smells at Għadira Bay, swimmers report gutted intestines floating in sea
Swimmers at Għadira Bay, Mellieħa, were met with a nasty surprise yesterday as they found fish intestines and fins floating around the bay.
The pungent smell could apparently be detected while driving down the hill leading to the bay, with beach-goers reporting that the water is unfit for swimming, and that a number of other people have left the bay because of this.
Swimmers present at Għadira Bay told The Malta Independent that when they arrived at Għadira, authorities were carrying out a clean-up, something which is apparently routine so as to ensure no excess seaweed and rubbish washed up onto the shore.
Yesterday morning’s task however was nowhere near the routine clean-up, as the authorities had to stay on longer to clean up the fish remains that had been dumped into the sea.
There is a fish farm located in the Northern part of Malta, close to Għadira Bay. It remains unclear however who is responsible behind the fish remains found floating in the bay.