Romania: Mussels Beware!

Romania: Mussels Beware!


In the midst of the mussel season, Romanians and tourists who have come here for a beach vacation have been left without seafood delicacies. The country has banned the fishing of seafood. The reason for this is toxic algae that have been found in coastal areas of the Black Sea.

The unique weather conditions of this summer have contributed to the rapid reproduction of these phototrophic organisms. The algae, which have grown in the warm water, have begun to secrete toxins that are dangerous to health.After the Veterinary and Sanitary Directorate specialists found an increased content of toxins in samples of Black Sea water, the fishing of mussels, rapana, squid and other marine inhabitants of the Black Sea in the areas between the cities of Mangalia and Navodari has been banned.

Seafood lovers in Romania's largest seaport, Constanta, have also been left without delicacies. Seafood caught here earlier is also banned from sale.

The ban on fishing and selling seafood is a temporary measure. Specialists are taking samples of water and checking the condition of marine organisms. As soon as the situation returns to normal, the restrictions will be lifted.

In the meantime, tourists and locals are advised to refrain from buying and eating seafood of unknown origin. It is also not recommended to swim in areas where toxic algae are found.

"Vikenty Zaytsev" Vessel Will Help Scientists Preserve Baikal Biodiversity
Starting in 2025, a modern scientific research vessel "Vikenty Zaytsev" will begin operations on Lake Baikal, which will help preserve the lake's biodiversity
Ufa Has Developed Its Tourist Code
The press service of the government of the Republic of Bashkortostan reported that within the framework of the implementation of the national project "Tourism and Hospitality Industry," Ufa's tourist code has been formed
"Purple Engine" Festival Will Help Muscovites Hone Public Speaking Skills
The official website of the Mayor of Moscow reported that on July 27, the "Purple Engine" festival will take place in the Kuzminki-Lublin Natural-Historical Park
Sochi is Controlling Discharge into the Sea
This is reported by the Sochi administration. Inspection activities are being carried out in all resort areas
Music Festival "Imperial Bouquet" to Take Place in Pavlovsk
The Pavlovsk State Museum-Reserve will hold the festival-holiday "Imperial Bouquet" on July 20-21