According to local authorities the aggradation around the Lagos port has become unsustainable and is taking a toll on local fishermen, tourism companies, the Marina and the Sailing Club alike.
Aggradation, in a nutshell, means that sediments settle faster than what the current is able to carry, resulting in an elevated landmass. In the case of Lagos, this means that the canal which should be about four meters deep, measures only about one and a half meters to the bottom.
With sailing conditioned for safety reasons, Lagos Town Hall claims that both the local economy and the reputation of the city as a whole are suffering. A state of affairs aggravated by it being the only city in the south of Portugal with such measures in place, affecting therefore its local competitiveness.