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Wind farms or fish farms?

Wind farms or fish farms? If one were to ask this million-dollar question to the people in Marsascala the obvious answer would definitely be wind farms. Adopting this clean, highly recommended energy instead of the proposed fish farms six kilometres off the coast of Ras Iz-Zonqor would no doubt be beneficial nationwide, whereas having half the tuna fattening in the Mediterranean grouped in an excessive area of 9,000 square. metres opposite Marsascala Bay would only enrich the pockets of the few. Not to mention the negative impact this would have on this unique seaside resort in the south of Malta.

Yes, we would rather have an army of these wind farms operating henceforth, so as to ease some of the financial burden the higher electricity bills are causing. The strategy to eliminate this locality from the tourism zone has long been orchestrated.

Modernising the Sant' Antnin recycling plant was nothing but a manipulated, flawed exercise to transform Marsascala into a rubbish dump, with the reconstruction of a plant that will have the capacity to process over 200,000 tonnes of refuse yearly from around Malta and Gozo.

To crown it all, Marsascala residents never had the right or the opportunity to object to the fish farms for the proposed site was erroneously described as six kilometres off the coast of ix-Xorb l-Ghagin, limits of Marsaxlokk, and not Zonqor Point, limits of Marsascala. Once again Mepa has forgotten that Malta has to adhere to the Aathrus Convention, that the public should be informed at all times during an EIA especially of this magnitude. Mepa should reconsider this application and without any further hesitation declare it as null and void.

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