The Green Blue cares about the Enviroment and what we as Jet skiers can do to help
In addition to the information provided elsewhere on the Green Blue website, this page is aimed at highlighting particular issues and initiatives in Northern Ireland. The aims and objectives of The Green Blue are reflected in aspects of the “Out and About” programme in Strangford Lough relevant to water sports. This reinforces the importance of the project in Northern Ireland, not only for Strangford Lough but for the rest of the waterways and coasts that make up its unique environment for boating and watersports.
By following a few simple steps suggested on this website, we hope the future of recreational boating and associated industries remains sustainable, boosting watersports participation whilst ensuring environmental impact is not increased overall.
Below you will find links to some of the key organisations working in the environmental field in Northern Ireland. News and information will be added as and when you you let us know!
Man fined for harassing dolphins
A man convicted of recklessly harassing a school of dolphins while on a jet ski has been fined £500.
Nicol Wood, 22, had earlier gone on trial over an incident with a school of bottlenose dolphins in the Moray Firth. However, he then offered a plea at Banff Sheriff Court and the allegation that he intentionally disturbed the dolphins was deleted.
Wood, from Banff, is believed to be the first person convicted in Scotland for such an offence.
The offence - under the amended Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 - happened in coastal waters about half a mile offshore at Faw Bay, Macduff, in June last year.
We have sea mamals off our coast at Benone Beach, look at them from a distance! but do not chase them with the PWC, you can be reported to the Authorities and prosecuted in COURT...