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Mexico to build seaweed barriers to protect beaches

AP  |  Mexico City 

A Mexican environmental agency has said that is constructing barriers at just beyond its famed beaches to decrease the huge amounts of washing up onshore.

Alfredo Arellano Guillermo, chief for Quintana Roo state, said yesterday he hopes to have the anti-sargassum structures in place by next week.

His agency said in a statement that the barriers don't pose any risk to marine fauna and commercial boats.

Since June 19, dump trucks have hauled off more than 4 million cubic feet of sargassum from Quintana Roo's beaches, including at the resorts of and

Similar waves of floating have coated beaches throughout the

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 02:05 IST