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Marine Businesses

Helping marine businesses reduce their impact on coastal and inland waters and promote good practice to their customers.

The UK recreational boating sector is growing steadily year by year; that means busier waterways and more pressure on coastal habitats.

It is in everyone’s interest to protect the natural environment that supports our industry and ensure that the growth of the sector is sustainable, in other words making sure that meeting the needs of the present does not compromise the needs of future generations.

The Green Blue is here to support sustainable development by demonstrating best practice and encouraging the design and production of innovative, environmentally benign products, facilities and processes within the recreational boating industry.

For more information on how to operate a more efficient and environmentally friendly marine business choose a subject below.

Marine Businesses:

Facilities &
Operations Guidance

  • Guidance to help make your operations and facilities more sustainable.
  • Environmental legal requirements  for  marine businesses.

NB: You will be diverted to the British Marine website Environment section, where you will require a British Marine member login to access certain guidance.  If your business would like to enquire into becoming a member, please visit ‘Join Us’ .

Marine Businesses:


  • Awareness Raising Media Toolkit
  • Environment Checklist for Centres
  • Educational Activities
  • Instructor Teaching Aids

Marine Businesses:

our Campaigns

Your business can help us to spread the word, raise awareness of key environmental issues and provide good practice guidance to your customers, the boat user.

Campaigns include; Boating Wildlife Aware, Invasive Species Prevention and Antifouling -Protect, Collect and Dispose.

Marine Businesses:

The Green Blue
Business Directory

Find products and services that will make your business more environmentally sustainable and help facilitate your customers in adopting good practice.

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