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Fish Friendly

Welcome to our fish friendly marina

Clean waterways with healthy fish populations are good news for marinas and the boating industry. Around 70% of boats are used for recreational fishing, so ensuring we have clean water and plenty of fish will contribute to the ongoing appeal of boating and fishing.

As a fish friendly marina, we provide a range of services to our boating and fishing customers in ways that minimise impacts on fish and fish habitat.

Being fish friendly means that you might see some things done slightly differently from other marinas.

Small changes can make a big difference to the health and wellbeing of our local fish.

We welcome your support and participation.

If you’d like to know more, ask us!

What makes us fish friendly?

  • When we build or modify our infrastructure we make sure it is fish friendly.
  • We support fish habitat rehabilitation works in and around the marina.
  • We help prevent the spread of pests by providing facilities for you to maintain clean hulls and internal plumbing.
  • We reduce run off by using first‐flush systems and areas such as lawns and gardens that slow rain water down and help it soak into the soil.
  • We use non‐toxic strippers, cleaners or degreasers and encourage boat owners to do the same.
  • We aim to prevent spills and manage any that do occur by ensuring hard areas are bunded and fitted with catch drains.
  • Our moorings and facilities are designed to minimise the impacts on seagrass beds and other sensitive areas.
  • We provide information about sustainable fishing and how to look after local fish species and habitats.

How you can help

  • Use our pump out and wash‐down facilities
  • Take care when refuelling and use the kits if there is a spill
  • Use the facilities provided to dispose of fish waste
  • Please don’t let your children or visitors feed the birds or fish
  • Tell us if you see a plant or fish you haven’t seen before that could be a pest
  • Avoid damaging seagrass beds around the marina
  • Lend a hand with local fish habitat rehabilitation projects
  • Let us know if there’s something more you think we can do to be more fish friendly!

Further information

Download the 10 Tips for a fish friendly marina booklet (PDF)

Soldiers Point Marina Now a Fish Friendly Marina (18 May 2013)

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The New Years Eve fireworks were fantastic as they have been for the past few years that I have seen them from my boat and I thank Soldiers Point Marina for putting them on for their marina customers.

I had a very enjoyable stay over the Christmas New Year break at the marina and I was very well looked after. The service from Darrell, Jimmy, Michael and Graeme was fantastic as always.

Warren Taggart (Black Fella)