Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says his Ministry is embarking on a massive joint partnership to address the accumulation of sargassum seaweed along several parts of the nation’s coastlines.

Sargassum is a large brown seaweed commonly found in the beach drift near Sargassum beds, where they are also known as gulfweed.

Minister Bartlett says a dangerous sargassum threat is set to reach the island within the next nine months, and action is urgently needed.

He says potential danger is linked to climate change activities.

The Tourism Minister says addressing the issue is shaping up to be a huge task.

Edmund Bartlett, Tourism Minister, speaking at the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association’s 58th Annual General Meeting, in St James, on the weekend.