Looe Boat Owners Association
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Environmental Protection Policy
An integral element of our sensitivity to marine environmental issues is our awareness that marine
leisure activities can affect the bio-diversity of our estuaries, shores and local sea areas used by
Looe Boat Owners Association (LBOA) is committed to the protection of our estuaries, seas, local
marine areas and wildlife, and to this effect will:
a) Work with other agencies, organisations and bodies having similar objectives concerning the
protection and conservation of the marine environment
b) Make members aware of their responsibility to protect the marine environment and wildlife
c) Encourage members to act in a responsible manner particularly in respect of:
The observance of local controls and regulation regarding marine protected areas
Controlling the spillage of oils, antifreeze and other materials common to boat usage and
general maintenance, that may be hazardous to the marine ecosystem
The discharge of pollutants or the improper disposal of rubbish, refuse, waste and effluent that
may be harmful to wildlife
Good housekeeping practices to prevent pollutants arising from projects to maintain a boat’s
appearance or utility (such as paint chips, cleaning materials and repair materials etc.) from
entering the water.
Looe Boat Owners Association encourages all boat owners to be environmentally responsible and
to actively promote the prevention of pollution to the water that we swim in, fish in and boat on.
Adopted 23 February 2015