Sunseeker has launched a marine conservation programme on the Balearic Island of Menorca with its long-term charity partner, The Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE).
With the future of healthy seas and oceans at risk, Britain’s biggest boat builder’s first campaign called ‘Project Menorca’ will focus on the island’s marine environment.
Menorca was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1993, however, the island faces increased pressure from unregulated fishing, tourism and pollution, while the current marine protection scheme is proving ineffective.
Working closely with BLUE, a UK-based charity dedicated to creating marine reserves, the new partnership will establish a recognised model of conservation, supported by local partners on the island including the Menorca Preservation Fund.
Project Menorca will support local fisheries in creating a model of sustainable fishing, establish a network of ‘eco-moorings’ to preserve seagrass beds, protect marine reserves by removing plastics and ‘ghost’ fishing nets, distribute recyclable bags across the island, and recruit on-water rangers for various marine monitoring programmes.
This challenge presents an ideal opportunity to make a tangible difference in protecting Menorca’s marine environment and Sunseeker aims to widen the programme worldwide. Boaters can learn more about the project by visiting www.sunseeker.com/blue where a donation link can be found.
Photo shows boats in Macarella, Menorca