|The Clean Marina Program is a voluntary, incentive-based education and outreach program. it encourages environmental compliance and the use of best management practices for marinas.|
The focus of the program is to assist the marina industry operators in their endeavours to protect inland and coastal waterways by leading them through a voluntary accreditation process. The program provides an easy-to-follow system to develop valuable environmental management practices and rewards accredited operators with real business benefits.
The program is owned and managed by the MIA.
The process is aided by the provision of a step-by-step, easy to follow guidebook and audit checklist. The guidebook outlines operational guidelines for environmental management, including processes for pump outs, hull cleaning, turbidity, emissions, management of wastewater and accidental spills as well as staff training and education of boating enthusiasts.
There are four steps to becoming a Clean Marina
A public commitment to improve
Self assessment through the Clean Marina Program checklists and the achievement of basic environmental management systems
Assessment by a trained and qualified Clean Marina Consultant, conducted every three years. Level 3 status acknowledges the achievement of rigorous environmental management systems
To assist those marinas wishing to bring their environmental management in to line with the International Standard 14001 (ISO 14001).
Fish Friendly Accreditation is now available to all certified Level 3 marinas and 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.
If you operate a marina, yacht club or other boat club, a boat repair facility such as a slipway or travel lift yard, or if you are involved in any associated industry, you should get involved in the Clean Marina Program.
Whether your business has a rich heritage and history in boating, or your site is newly modernised, or whether you provide world class boat storage or repair super yachts or small timber vessels, you have an opportunity to become part of a program that is dedicated to improving the environment whilst boosting the reputation and profile of your business.
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As a companion to the Clean Marina Program, MIA encourages boaties to learn about and to use clean boating techniques - Click Here
Please contact the MIA at email@example.com or telephone + 61 2 9439 5806