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Polemic Tenacatita beach fence is removed

Agents from Profepa (Procuraduria Federal de Proteccion al Ambiente), the “legal enforcer” for Mexico’s environment agency, Semarnat (Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales), this week supervised the removal of cyclonic fencing around a 42-hectare area bordering the Tenacatita beach erected in August 2010 by a Guadalajara developer claiming title to the land. The agency also says it took down an illegal metal gate that was restricting access on the only road leading to the pristine beach on Jalisco southern coast.

The Profepa press release says inspectors first became aware of the illegal fencing during seasonal checks made at 476 Mexican beaches during Easter Week. Federal law determines that all beach areas in Mexico must have free public access.

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