sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Sail-World.com : OceansWatch: cruising sailors give something back in the South Pacific
OceansWatch: cruising sailors give something back in the South Pacific


'OceansWatch - giving something back'    .

OceansWatch, established in 2007 by a group of sailors and environmentalists, saw an opportunity for people who were sailing the world's oceans to give something back to the islanders whose homes and reefs they visited. Since then they have been working to achieve this and this is their latest report:

The donated yacht Cat Knapp that has been doing conservation work in Vanuatu with Glenn Edney has finished for the season and the team on Magic Roundabout in the Solomon Islands are due to start the sail back to New Zealand on the 11th October.

The team on Anna Rose has just returned from a week in Vanikoro and will shortly go back to the Reef Islands.

OceansWatch - helping the islands care for their reefs -  .. .  

Our new yacht Anna Rose is now sailing back to the Reef Islands to install the Solar Panels in the newly, constructed Resource centre which will house a charge point for mobile phones, a chargeservice for the VHF radio service for the local banana boats safety program, a kitchen for the production of coconut oil which will be able to have electric scrapers and a place for the marine environment education material.

OceansWatch traditional feast -  .. .  

OceansWatch - drawing a plan of their marine resources -  .. .  
This is an exciting project made possible by a local villager Ezekial Nodua who has donated the land and his family with many helpers are currently building the centre.

The Reef in the large lagoon adjacent to the Reef Islands now has many customary markers.

The photo on the left shows John in Mola'a as he draws a plan of his community and their resources and customary fishing area. The community of Malubu held the traditional feast (photo above) that acknowledges the declaration of a Tabu (no fishing area) in the traditional way.

This involved making a special pudding with breadfruit and coconut, a traditional dance and the placing of seven traditional markers on the reef.

In Vanikoro they have very different landscape and issues compared to the Reef Islands. There is less fishing pressure so now is a good time to help them manage their resources.

We gave the local school in Buma some books and gifts and gave them a talk on coral reef conservation and showed a conservation film, they were very enthusiastic.

For more information about OceansWatch, to volunteer your services - or a sailing boat - go to their website!


by Sail-World Cruising

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=116279

4:31 AM Fri 1 Nov 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
Environment and the ocean

Related News Stories:

23 Oct 2013  'The Ocean is Broken' - without fish, there can be no birds
13 Oct 2013  PlanetSolar reaches Paris after successful ocean study
02 Oct 2013  Monaco Yacht Show goes Green
07 Sep 2013  Great Pacific Garbage Patch - the real story
03 Sep 2013  World's largest solar yacht drops anchor after marine science quest
25 Aug 2013  Boat owners: cover vessels to deter seagulls
19 Jun 2013  PlanetSolar reaches New York
12 Jun 2013  Solomons Islanders get their first 'Marine Protected Area'
27 May 2013  Alternative energy - being embraced by the sailing world
21 Apr 2013  Plastiki - the book of a very Green adventure
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World























































Belcher and Ryan lead from the start in Hyeres by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,












ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres: Anticipation intensifies as start nears
Clipper Round the World Race - Race 11 start images by Chuck Lantz
27th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 2014 - Big breeze on the butterfly
Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - Pryde and Joy for Hi Fi
Clipper Round The World Race - A flying start on Day 1 of Race 11
Cammas on Caudrelier – different styles, same objective
Clipper Race - Californian crew member continues fundraising journey
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Race 2 images by Jude Robertson
Les Voiles de St Barth - Images by Christophe Jouany
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Fleet sets sail in race 11
Congressional Cup - Canfield and Team US One best star-studded field
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Race 11 to get underway to Panama
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Race 1 images by Jude Robertson
Rolex China Sea Race - Hi Fi collects the coveted IRC Overall title
Rolex China Sea Race - First arrivals in Subic Bay
Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - a sniff of a hat-trick for Neil Pryde
America's Cup Book Review: Winging It - Oracle Team USA's comeback *Feature
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race: Switzerland drops trou for charity
Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - nip and tuck for IRC honours
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - 27th edition underway
Rolex China Sea Race - Ragamuffin 90 claims line honours victory   
Saturday June 21st will feature the 39th One More time Regatta   
Rolex China Sea Race - Ragamuffin 90 extends unassailable lead   
Rolex China Sea Race - Commanding lead for Ragamuffin   
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - An amazing fleet of traditional yachts   
Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race - Freshwater adventure on tap   
Why the 49er class is pushing hard to get finals format changed +Video   
Alpari World Match Racing Tour: Can Williams surpass Gilmour's record?   
Coastal Cup sets sail from Alameda June 11   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Massive support from the local community   
Les Voiles de St. Barth - Weather factors in + Video   
HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret *Feature   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - US Sailing Team ready for action   
Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team first official qualifier   
Springtime boat buyers need to take care of a few key things   
ISAF Match Race Rankings for 16 April 2014   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres – World’s best to race on French Riviera   
Rolex China Sea Race – Fleet off to a clean start   
America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced *Feature   
World Youth Sailing Week – Second edition officially presented + Video   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
X6XL NEW US