Canadian Marine Environment Protection Society
The main focus of the Mooring Buoy Project has been to install mooring buoys in an attempt to shield reefs from anchor damage. The Underwater Council of British Columbia and CMEPS were instrumental in spearheading this project.
"The purpose of the buoy is to provide temporary mooring for a dive boat on the reef without having to drop an anchor and thus damage the extensive bottom life around the reef. The buoys will help protect the underwater environment for present and future divers at the various sites, and preserve a unique and fragile environment"
to define emerging threats to
Canada's oceans and marine
to advance the creation of marine
protected areas (MPAs)
and to improve the protection and
conservation of threatened marine
review major areas of marine
ecosystem vulnerability and
examine strategies for protecting
and conserving marine ecosystems
and produce consensus on
achieving milestones towards this
Moore to a buoy rather than anchoring anytime you can
study the area before you boat and fish around it; be responsible, clean after yourself and don't kill, injure or disturb the wildlife
pressure your politicians to develop sustainable policies for marine exploitation.
A little bit of CMEPS history
Our President has helped relocate sponges in the Faroe islands