Foul fish smells at Għadira Bay, swim­mers re­port gut­ted in­testines float­ing in sea

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

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.

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