Updated: Turtle eggs gone, but beach is littered
The reader who sent the picture above has complained that although the turtle eggs have been removed from Gnejna Bay, the sandbags, netting and stakes have been left lying at the water's edge.
"No one has bothered to clean them up. However the sign about the turtles was removed. Other people were also taking photos, it's a disgrace!" the reader said.
In a reaction, Mepa said in a statement that following the removal of the eggs from Gnejna Bay on Friday September 7, the PARKS division within the Resources Ministry dismantled and removed from on the site the protective structures used during the 79 day hatching period.
"The debris in the photo is part of the protective structure whichwas damaged and washed out to sea during the latest storms. Today the Authority requested the PARKS division to remove this debris which came back onto the Gnejna shores in recent days," the authority said.