Artificial reef created around the ‘Elpida’ shipwreck in Larnaca

An artificial reef has been planted at a depth of 30 metres at the shipwreck 'Elpida' in the Larnaca Marine Protected Area (Voroklini-Pyla Area), in an initiative by the Larnaca Tourism Development and Promotion Company, and the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research - Cyprus DFMR.

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The Amphora Planting was accompanied by an event where visitors enjoyed delicacies made from lionfish, prepared by the talented students and instructors of the Hotel and Catering of Larnaca Technical Education and Training School.

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Additionally, jewellery made from lionfish fins, designed by the Design and Garment Construction Department of the Larnaca Technical Education and Training School, was presented.

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The event was attended by the Director-General of Ministry of Agriculture, President of Larnaca Chamber of Commerce and Industry, President of Larnaca Tourism Board, Founder of Kition Ocean Holdings, Operation Manager of Larnaca Marina, representatives from the Deputy Ministry of Tourism, local authorities and community leaders, hotel managers from the city, representatives of diving companies and groups, as well as journalists.

(Photos: Larnaca Marina)

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