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  1. #91
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    Default Re: New Balearic Islands law effective from today.

    We found it fine last year and just anchored in patches free of posidonia. First out again to our base in Menorca in March so will see what the sitch is. Mallorca and Menorca both relaxed last year - don't know about Ibiza.

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    Default Re: New Balearic Islands law effective from today.

    It will depend on where you go.

    They are very active around Cala Dor and also further up the coast towards alcudia.

    In port Collom there are big no anchoring signs due to Poseidon. That area also has activists that get boats who anchor on the local paper and report them. Porto Petro no anchoring. Cala mondrago is patrolled. It is a genuine and significant issue.

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    Default Re: New Balearic Islands law effective from today.

    reading (with moderate interest) all that...

    I wonder if someone with 200m of chain turns up and anchors at 40m (with a decent 1:5 scope ) how the heck are these guys gonna argue that he's disturbing the grass?
    Do they also have rovs as well as glass and torches?

    V.

  4. #94
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    Default Re: New Balearic Islands law effective from today.

    Well Vas, if they have at least a vague idea of what they are pretending to protect, they shouldn't bother about anything happening 40m under the surface.
    The thing needs a lot of light to grow, and that's the reason why it begins to be less widespread already on a 20m seabed, and extremely rare (to the point of becoming irrelevant) above 30m.
    That said, whoever made the above regulation is either a total ignorant (i.e. unaware of what are the real factors threatening posidonia, as per my previous post #70), or have another agenda.
    I suspect the latter, but either ways, they might as well go after boats anchored in 40m of water, I reckon...

  5. #95
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    Default Re: New Balearic Islands law effective from today.

    The Spanish do seem rather good at own goals.

    Where I am based in Altea, there is a very small sandy beach at the foot of very tall vertical cliffs, only accessible by boat. The sea bed is just sand, we anchor our tiny boat (4.7m) in about a metre of water. There are no buoys. There is now a patrol boat that goes up and down about 10 nm of the coast that informs you that anchoring is no longer permitted.

    Maybe they’re hoping seagrass will magically appear one day..........

  6. #96
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    Default Re: New Balearic Islands law effective from today.

    The Ibiza zones look pretty draconian - places like Porroig, Benirras and Tagomago are very attractive spots to anchor and unlike some of the anchorages on Formentera are not overwhelmed by boats.

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    Default Re: New Balearic Islands law effective from today.

    Quote Originally Posted by longjohnsilver View Post
    The Spanish do seem rather good at own goals.

    Where I am based in Altea, there is a very small sandy beach at the foot of very tall vertical cliffs, only accessible by boat. The sea bed is just sand, we anchor our tiny boat (4.7m) in about a metre of water. There are no buoys. There is now a patrol boat that goes up and down about 10 nm of the coast that informs you that anchoring is no longer permitted.

    Maybe they’re hoping seagrass will magically appear one day..........
    Is that between Altea and Beni by the little island?

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    Default Re: New Balearic Islands law effective from today.

    Quote Originally Posted by petem View Post
    Is that between Altea and Beni by the little island?
    It is.

    The beach comes and goes, as does the patrol boat!

  9. #99
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    Default Re: New Balearic Islands law effective from today.

    Unless I have missed it I canít see that the list and maps have any controlled areas around Cala DíOr

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    Default Re: New Balearic Islands law effective from today.

    Agree, but there is also a general provision of no anchoring on the grass.

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