Singapore marina named as Fish Friendly Marina
ONEº15 Marina in Singapore achieves Fish Friendly status.
The ONEº15 Marina Sentosa Cove, Singapore, has received accreditation as a Fish Friendly Marina from the Marina Industries Association (MIA).
The presentation to the ONEº15 Marina’s executive and senior management team took place during the Singapore Yacht Show currently being hosted by the Marina.
The 'Fish Friendly' program is an information campaign and accreditation program which focuses on marina fish habitats and was developed in Australia by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) in collaboration with industry.
The initiative is attached to MIA’s International Clean Marina Program and is now available to marinas across the Asia Pacific region. Additional fish friendly criteria and an audit are requirements to achieve Fish Friendly Marina accreditation.
In presenting the accreditation, MIA executive officer Colin Bransgrove said: “Marinas can provide important habitats for fish and the ‘Fish Friendly Marinas’ program has been developed to inform marina managers on how to maximise the benefits for fish and recognise those operators actively working to improve fish habitat.”
“I congratulate ONEº15 Marina which holds Level 4 Clean Marina ISO 14001 certification on this significant commitment to protecting and preserving its valuable marine habitat and communicating its efforts to customers and visitors,” said Bransgrove.
“The rapid uptake of the Fish Friendly Marinas program has been exceptional and has recently expanded into Asia and the Pacific with a number of marinas in the region now participating in the program. Individual accredited marinas are providing a shining example of industry best practice and environmental stewardship.”
Brian Werner, general manager, ONEº15 Marina Sentosa Cove, Singapore, said: “We are proud to have the marina accredited with this exciting initiative and are committed to continually ensuring we strive to maintain the highest environmental standards through participation in programs such as Clean Marinas.
"This accreditation underscores the ONE°15 Environmental Policy, striving to operate a clean marina and being mindful of the need to respect and protect the marina waters and beyond.”