Fine levied on Dolphin Reef for coral damage

04.01.2012                      09.Tewet. 5772

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Fine levied on Dolphin Reef for coral damage

Eilat Magistrate’s Court imposes fine for harming the coral in the Red Sea bay by crushing the organisms with rocks and dirt.

The Eilat Magistrate’s Court charged the administrators of the city’s “Dolphin Reef” with a fine of NIS 100,000 on Sunday for harming the coral in the Red Sea bay by crushing the organisms with rocks and dirt.
Dolphin Reef, established in 1990, is a popular site where families come to swim with dolphins. The damage to the area’s coral reefs began about five years ago, when workers upgrading the facility dumped rocks and dirt from their work with a tractor into the sea, which in turn smashed the reefs, according to the Israel Nature and Parks Authority….