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Making a difference to the ocean and supporting our community

By Jhon Doe

PROTECTING THE OCEANS IS OF HUGE IMPORTANCE TO US AT SALCOMBE DISTILLING CO. AND ENSURING THAT OUR SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT RELIES UPON THE VALUABLE SUPPORT OF OUR COMMUNITY.



IAN GREEN IS VICE COMMODORE OF THE CASTLE COVE SAILING CLUB IN PORTLAND HARBOUR AND HE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL ACTIVITY WITHIN THEIR MOORINGS AREA. WE CAUGHT UP WITH IAN TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE RECENT INSTALLATION OF THE ‘NO ANCHOR ZONE’ WITH THE MARINE CONSERVATION SOCIETY, WHICH IS PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT DUE TO THE POPULARITY OF THE HARBOUR DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS.



A KEY CONCERN OF HIS WAS THE LACK OF AWARENESS OF ANCHOR DAMAGE, WHICH IS BEING INFLICTED UPON THE SEAGRASS THAT THRIVES ON THE SEABED BELOW THIS PICTURESQUE BEAUTY SPOT. AS WELL AS DAMAGING THE SEAGRASS, YACHTS ANCHORING IN THE MOORING FIELD WERE ALSO CAUSING ISSUES WITH MOORING HOLDERS.

Protecting our oceans

By installing crucial ‘no anchor zone’ buoys through our collaborative effort, we are helping to limit the destruction of this vital marine habitat, while also encouraging restoration of seagrass. The zone will help to conserve natural habitats, such as this vital seabed of between 20 and 30 hectares, protecting it and the marine life it supports.

 

Learn more about how the six buoys will benefit Portland Harbour and its marine life below.

Since the launch of our ‘1% for the Ocean’ campaign, donations from sales of New London Light and selected bottles of Salcombe Gin, have enabled us to protect a huge 300,000m² area of seagrass.

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