Lonely Planet Writer

Seaweed invasion causing significant issues on Dominican shores

Representatives from the Dominican company Capsa and the Danish company Desmi have announced a pilot programme to remove large mounds of sargasso seaweed from the Dominican Republic’s normally pristine beaches.

Seaweed causes environmental issues on Dominican shores.
Seaweed causes environmental issues on Dominican shores. Image by Drew Stephens / CC BY-SA 2.0

In partnership with the hotels along the affected area, the groups plan to increase efforts to remove the weeds, which have significantly impacted tourism. The programme also plans to prevent further deposits onshore with the construction of environmentally-friendly retention barriers. Read more: dominicantoday.com
Read more (in Spanish): elnacional.com.do