Marine Management Organisation at Salterns

Marine Management Organisation at Salterns

The Marine Management Organisation will be at Salterns Marina on Wednesday 10th August to talk to on water users about the recently extended Studland Bay Voluntary No Anchor Zone (VNAZ). The MMO will be stationed outside Salterns Chandlery between 3-5pm with drop-in desks to provide an opportunity for the boating community to speak to the team and ask any questions they might have about the voluntary no anchor zone.

The protection of Studland Bay has many benefits to both the environments and people alike. The bay is home to seagrass beds, which provide a number of vital ecological functions, stabilise sediments and provide a habitat for species such as commercially important fish and seahorses. Long-snouted seahorses are a designated feature of the MCZ and a protected species.

In addition to protecting the sensitive habitats and species, enhancing the marine protection in Studland Bay MCZ will also provide benefits for people. Protecting seagrass beds will aid prevention of coastal erosion, support commercial fisheries, help to combat climate change and provide an attractive environment for tourism and recreation.

For more information you can read the full Studland Bay Marine Conservation Zone Habitat Protection Strategy document here.

Background: Set in the heart of Poole Harbour, Salterns Marina is an exclusive South Coast marina allowing you to enjoy some of the most beautiful coastlines in the world in style.

Salterns Marina is part of the Salterns Group of Companies that includes The Ocean Club, Chandlery, BrokerageOffshore Performance and Golden Arrow Marine.  Based in Sandbanks, Poole Harbour we’ve been helping boaters enjoy life on the water since the 1960’s.