Fish Friendly Marinas program moves into Asia with first award in Singapore
Marina at Keppel Bay, September 2015
Singapore’s Marina at Keppel Bay (MKB) has been accredited as Asia’s first ‘Fish Friendly Marina’ by the Marina Industries Association (MIA).
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.
Fish Friendly Marinas provides advice and supporting material to help marina operators incorporate beneficial outcomes for native fish into their existing operational plans, such as by ensuring their marina is free from marine pests and providing habitat for native fish.
The initiative is attached to MIA’s International Clean Marinas Program as an add-on for marinas with Level 3 accreditation.
Andrew Chapman CMM, president of the MIA, presented the award to Trevor Fong, CMP, head of marina management of Keppel Land Hospitality Management and general manager of the Marina at Keppel Bay.
“Achieving this recognition on top of re-accrediting as a Level 3 Clean Marina facility requires a solid commitment from participating marinas and the rigorous process includes two specific site inspection audits of key operational areas and a review of environmental practices.
A written report with detailed feedback is provided to the marina,” he said.