Phosphate mining project threatens world-class waves of Scorpion Bay

October 28, 2014 | Surfing
Scorpion Bay: perfect waves in Mexico | Photo: Yomads

The perfect surf at Scorpion Bay, in Mexico, is being threatened by a deep ocean phosphate mining project.

Scorpion Bay is one of the best surf spots in Mexican waters, but the perfect peeling right-handers may have their days numbered because of "Don Diego," a mining adventure led by Exploraciones Oceánicas.

"The mining permits allow for phosphate exploration off the coast of Mexico in the Bahía de Ulloa, between Abreojos and San Lázaro. Phosphate is exploited for its value as an agricultural amendment and is used in large scale applications in the USA and around the world," explain Save The Waves.

If "Don Diego" gets green light, dredging activity will be up and running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for 50 years. As a result, the ocean ecosystems will be severely affected, including endangered species of turtles.

World-class breaks will also be destroyed: First, Second, Third and Fourth Points. Save The Waves invites everyone to participate in the public discussion, and show their concerns and opposition to the mining project.

A public information meeting for the "Don Diego" marine mining project will be held on November 5th, in the auditorium of the Valley of Santo Domingo Local Agricultural Association, in the city of Constitucion.

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