Emergency dredging operations have been wrapped up in the ports of Barbate and Conil, south of Cadiz, Agencia Publica de Puertos de Andalucia (APPA) said in their latest release.
Commenting the recently completed project, APPA Managing Director, Mariela Fernandez-Bermejo, said that around 20,290 cubic meters of sand were removed from these areas, restoring the entrance channels of both ports and responding especially to the request of the fishing fleet.
The work was necessary to improve navigation at the ports and to repair damage caused by recent heavy rains and winds, stated APPA.
The APPA managing director also added that the completion of the Barbate and Conil dredging program, worth €80.000, was of great interest of the Andalusian Government in order to return the port’s depths on a regular level.
The municipality of Barbateno is the second Andalusian port in terms of the number of vessels, with a fleet composed of 133 vessels and Conil’s fleet numbers 85 vessels dedicated mainly to inshore fishing.