Port Denarau Marina is an International Level 3 Clean Marina and an International Fish Friendly Marina. We were independently audited with the audit being valid through to May 2023.
Port Denarau Marina was the first marina in the South Pacific to be accredited Level 3 Clean Marina and Fish Friendly status in early May by Marina Industries Association (MIA).
The marina has a Best Management Practice(BMP)
which contains information on the spreading of marine pests, how to keep hitchhiking pests off your boat, emergency planning, petroleum control, sewage and gray water,storm water management, waste containment and disposal and boater education.
What is Clean Marina Program (CMP)?
Clean Marina Program is a voluntary accreditation program for Marina’s, Yacht Clubs, boat clubs, slipways, boatyards and associated industry operators which emphasizes environmental and managerial best management practices that surpasses regulatory requirement. A facility must meet all legal regulatory requirements and a percentage of voluntary best management practices to become a Certified Clean Marina. This international Program is administered by the Marina Industries Association (MIA).
A typical Clean Marina Program will have components that cover marina sighting and design considerations, marina management, emergency planning, petroleum control, sewage and gray water, storm water management, waste containment and disposal and boater education.
The Clean Marina Program is beneficial because it is an effective tool in maintaining and promoting environmental responsibility; with the end result being cleaner water, clean air and thriving marina businesses. The voluntary, non-regulatory nature of the program encourages participation and cooperation between the marina, the boating public and our tenants.
The program is valuable to marina operators because it can help reduce waste disposal costs, generate new sources of revenue, increase confidence with government, the community, the neighbors within the marine tourism, leisure and recreation sectors, improve environmental conditions for everyone and attract responsible customers that will respect and follow good boating and best management practices. This improves company image and increases customer patronage.
Level 3 Fish Friendly Accreditation (FFA)
Fish Friendly Accreditation has been developed to inform marina managers on how to improve fish habitat and species protection within the marina.
Fish Friendly Accreditation is valuable as it is an effective tool in maintaining and promoting responsible planning to ensure that the infrastructure is fish friendly (modifying existing structures to improve their value), managing storm water, keeping invaders out, managing chemical, oil, fuel and fire risks, managing waste and creating awareness for customers and tenants.
The Marina Industries Association (MIA) is the peak representative body for marinas, slipways, boatyards, berthing, mooring and other marine storage facilities as well as sailing and cruising boating clubs. MIA membership comprises marinas and suppliers from Australia, NZ, Asia-Pacific regions and the Middle East.
MIA’s mission is to contribute to the sustainable development of the industry through the promotion of marinas and the provision of education, environmental accreditation and research programs and policies. This is undertaken in conjunction with the Global Marina Institute and the various State Boating Industry Associations.
MIA’s International Clean Marina partner is OLEOLOGY Pty Ltd.