The City of Cehegín, through the Department of Forestry, which he directs, Juan Martínez, has reported on the Municipal Ordinance regulating mycological use in the mountains of Cehegín, as well as to regulate the collection of fungi, chanterelles and mushrooms, in the municipality.
This was approved by the session in 2013 and aims to "reduce and eliminate as much as possible, the unwanted effects that the activity causes on the mountain and its natural ecosystem."
The scope of this Ordinance are the forest areas of municipal ownership and also refers to the collection systems and methods.
Thus, it specifies that the mycological species should be cut by their stem with some cutting instrument and should not be plucked from the root.
Past, broken or damaged specimens and other specimens that are not grounds for collection will be left on site.
The most suitable containers to deposit them will be wicker or esparto baskets.
And the collection of these mycological species will be limited to 5 kilos per person per day.
As for prohibited practices, the Ordinance includes the collection of edible species in its first phase of development;
the collection with rake or other tools that could damage the mount;
remove the soil indiscriminately, so that the superficial vegetal layer is altered;
the abandonment of waste and garbage in the bush, outside the authorized places;
the misuse of public roads, ravines and sidewalks that may cause damage to them and the emission of noise, light flashes and other forms of emissions that may disturb the tranquility of the species.
The Ordinance, finally, stipulates a sanctioning regime with infractions considered minor, whose fine is up to 50 euros;
serious infractions, from 51 to 300 euros, and very serious infractions, from 301 to 1,000 euros.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Cehegín