How to Boat Better

oceanplanet, April 16th 2013

Ocean Planet has developed betterboating.org to provide information on how boating users can reduce their environmental footprint, lower carbon emissions and conduct their recreational activity in a clean, beneficial and harmonious relationship with the unique marine environment of Tasmania (as well as with our outstanding lakes and rivers).

Many in Tasmania are already on the right track but this web site aims to build upon these efforts by providing new information and a renewed focus on improving the condition of the marine and freshwater habitats of our state. Apart from any improved environmental outcomes, the actions outlined will often save boat owners money through better efficiencies.

Betterboating.org is targeted at all recreational vessel owners, for the kayak user, the tinny operator, those in the sailing fraternity, as well as the owners of large motor cruisers. Thoughtfulness on how we dispose of rubbish and bilge water, in how, when and where to fish, where to moor or anchor boats, where to go ashore will contribute greatly to ensuring the health of our seas and coasts and freshwater lakes and rivers.

Help keep our oceans healthy and boat better!

  • Luke

    2013-11-20 10:37:34
    This film is increadible!! It brings glaciers to life in a rather shocking way = stunning timelapse photography from fixed cameras shows the massive retreat of glaciers over 2 - 3 years. The film follows the leading man and his crew as they travel the world to deploy and retreive remote cameras. See trailer here: http://www.chasingice.com/
  • oceanplanet

    2013-11-10 21:11:07
    Dear Alice, thank you for raising the issue. We could not agree with you more. Ocean Planet did support the event however we did not organize the balloons and have already passed on grievances about the use of the balloons and asked that they not be used in the future.
  • Alice

    2013-10-29 12:09:31
    I completely support these people showing support for Antarctic environment but handing out balloons. Really? How much do they know about marine conservation and the harmful effects of plastics. Please in the future don't use balloons and read the following links about the damage they do to the environment. http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/society-and-culture/lets-pop-the-helium-balloon-before-we-let-it-go-20111226-1pa00.html http://www.examiner.com/article/balloon-releases-are-detrimental-to-the-environment http://balloonsblow.org/impacts-on-wildlife-and-environment
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    2013-03-28 17:05:04
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  • Bessie

    2013-02-22 08:20:59
    “Stories From The Sea | OceanplanetOceanplanet” was indeed in fact enjoyable and beneficial! In todays universe that’s hard to deliver. Thanks, Jarrod
  • Graham

    2012-12-06 10:49:11
    Hi. Does anyone know where I can obtain online the text of Dr Daniel Pauly's talk at the NSW Parliament on Tuesday 3 December 2012? G