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Fiji Marina Accreditation First for the Pacific

Port Denarau Marina Fiji is the first Fish Friendly Marina accreditation in the South Pacific. The accreditation represents a significant milestone in the development of the global marina industry. Fiji
24 May 2017 17:37
Fiji Marina Accreditation First for the Pacific
Fiji Port Denarau Marina with Superyachts.

Port Denarau Marina Fiji is the first Fish Friendly Marina accreditation in the South Pacific. The accreditation represents a significant milestone in the development of the global marina industry.

Fiji Marina was accredited by the Marina Industries Association.

Its President Andrew Chapman said the marina is setting the benchmark for others to follow.

He added that the marina is in an emerging and strong marina growth region.

What is also pleasing is that the marina using the Clean Marina programme guidelines as an environmental template to upgrade facilities and services and for the environmental education of its clients and community, says Mr Chapman.    

Port Denarau Marina is the largest marina in Fiji and provides for both commercial and recreational boats. The marina achieved Level 3 Clean Marina accreditation as well as the additional Fish Friendly accreditation.

Managing Director Nigel Skeggs said achieving Clean Marina and Fish Friendly Marina accreditation is very important for the marina and the wider community.

“The accreditation criteria provided a framework for them to plan and prioritise their infrastructure spending.”

He added that in a fast developing marine tourism destination such as Fiji, it is important that marinas play a strong environmental leadership role.

“The Clean Marina programme has provided important guidelines for us to provide this leadership. Our team are very proud of what we have achieved,” he said.

Fisheries Minister and Oceans champion Semi Koroilavesau congratulated Port Denarau Marina on its recent achievements.

“Fiji’s Honourable Prime Minister will be Co- Chairing the Ocean Conference with Sweden in New York in June and we hope to include these achievements as a Voluntary Commitment to the Ocean Conference,” he said.

Feedback:  selita.bolanavanua@fijisun.com.fj

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