Following reports of the presence of slime in the Southern area of the Maltese islands over the weekend, the Environment and Resources Authority (ERA) launched an investigation into the origins of the slime and initiated a clean-up operation to address the situation.

On arrival on site and on confirmation of the presence of slime, ERA requested the three South fish farm operators to proceed with cleaning up the slime from the coast. The fish farm operators immediately cooperated and cleanup started immediately in the areas of St Peter’s pool, il-Bajja ta’ San Tumas and Marsascala swimming zones. ERA coordinated this activity with Transport Malta and the Police to ensure safety.

ERA also received reports of slime off the coast of Pembroke and St Julians which are also being addressed.

23 August 2021