Following on from our previous story here is an update on what is happening with the Blue Wave project.

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Blue Wave

The Blue Wave project aims to improve awareness and understanding of the threats to the marine environment from marine tourism – both within the tourism sector and amongst tourists themselves. The project also aims to improve the level of sustainable practices carried out within the sector and amongst tourists, creating a cleaner and more appealing tourism product.

What has happened in the last six months?

Blue Wave partners have met to finalise the content for the Bay of Fethiye education map. The map will provide tourists with information about the region, and tell them how they can help to protect the marine environment on their boat trip.

Gulet sailing in Fethiye bay
Gulet sailing in Fethiye bay

The Blue Wave project is also developing and finalising content for the ‘Sustainable Practices for Sailing Yachts and Motorboats’ guide. This guide will be printed and distributed to local marinas and boat owners, to help them understand how they can improve their practices.

Click here to read the full blog by Jane Rowan from the Travel Foundation

While recreation and tourism may appear to be relatively benign, marine recreation and tourism does have environmental impacts.

Turtle swimming amongst plastic bags
Turtle swimming amongst plastic bags
The effect of an anchor being dragged across the seabed
The effect of an anchor being dragged across the seabed

It’s great to see the boating community in the region collaborating to help protect the marine environment, the very thing their business depends on – Jane Rowan

 

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