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Upon application, permission may be freely granted to copy abstracts of articles on condition that a full reference to the source is given. Printed in the UK by Stephens & George © 2017 Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd Views expressed by individual contributors in this issue are not necessarily those of Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd. Equally, the inclusion of advertisements in this magazine does not constitute endorsement of the companies, products and services concerned by Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd. The publisher reserves the right to refuse advertising. Green stewards Carol Fulford Editor FROM THE EDITOR Marinas are stewards of the environment. This is a fact that, alas, is not necessarily a public perception and it remains an ongoing battle for marina operators to change this mindset. Sometimes our industry seems to be winning and at others it remains at odds with environmentalists who target marinas as ‘polluters’, and individuals who see boat ownership as elitist and marinas as playgrounds for the wealthy. Robert Wilkes examines these harsh realities in his article on p.21. As with most things, there is middle ground. There are, of course, a lot of boaters with boats and associated marina berthing fees that are way beyond the economic means of the average person. And we’re not talking superyachts. But the backbone boat owner either runs a ‘modest ship’ or chooses to spend the bulk of his/her recreational budget on a boat – to the exclusion of many other material goods or leisure pursuits that are costly but seemingly less contentious. When it comes to marinas and the environment, however, in past years we’ve seen the middle ground shifting and marina operators becoming proactive rather than reactive. There are badly run marinas and badly run boatyards but there are an increasing number of operators seeking not only to follow sound environmental practices but educate their customers on how to keep the waters they so enjoy clean and thriving. In this issue, you can read about the extensive measures taken at Royal Victoria Yacht Club in Canada to attain its Clean Marine BC anchor rating; the activities and environmentally sustainable initiatives taken by TransEurope Marinas’ members and its support of the Blue Flag scheme; the Stovold family’s commitment to attaining Level 5 Platinum Anchor rating – also in Canada; and the PIANC Working with Nature initiative – think before you build. Within recent weeks, Camper & Nicholson Marinas announced that its Çesme Marina has won a Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice by planting olive trees and harvesting the fruit for oil, and Marina Port de Mallorca obtained its Carbon Footprint registration and renewed its EMAS badge with the Spanish Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Fisheries to add to its ISO 14001 and Blue Flag awards. The EMAS stamp gives the marina status as a company focused on the care of the environment. Not forced – by focused. And there are extra positives. Like many operators, Marina Port de Mallorca is not resting on its laurels. Manager Patrick Reynes asserts: “This award shows us that we are on the right track, and drives us to continue. Caring for the environment is a priority for us, and we will continue to look for new ways of preserving it.” - September/October 2017 5

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