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Lanzarote looks to creating new Museum of the Sea 

Lanzarote is planning a new tourist attraction in the form of a Museum of the Sea, together with a whales and dolphin investigation centre.

It would be sited in the old warehouses of the former company Frigorsa in Puerto Naos, Arrecife.

The island’s Cabildo recently presented details to the Port Authority of Las Palmas, with Cabildo vice-president José Juan Cruz saying: “It is intended to open Arrecife to the sea and give an opportunity to the city and Lanzarote to have a new leisure alternative.”

President of the Port Authority of Las Palmas, Luis Ibarra has welcomed the idea and the historic link between the theme of the project and the old ware-houses where frozen food used to be stored.

Cabildo president, Pedro San Ginés said it would pay off “the historical debt that this island has, and more specifically its capital, with the sea and its seafaring origins.”

“It will do justice to the desire that Lanzarote has, along with Fuerteventura, to be one of the most important places on the planet in terms of biodiversity of cetaceans,” he added.

The project to create a Museum of the Sea and Centre for Research on Cetaceans in Puerto Naos was one of the proposals presented by the Cabildo of Lanzarote to the Government of the Canary Islands as a candidate to obtain funding through FDCAN funds.

Specifically requested for the current financial year of 2017 is 80,000 euros for the development of the project, whose procurement is on-going.