Environmental advice for boats arriving in Puerto Calero
You are entering a marina within a Biosphere Reserve. Please help us preserve the delicate balance of this unique environment.
The coasts and surrounding waters are teeming with life. They contribute an incalculable value to our welfare and are the basis of a substantial fishing and tourist economy.
At first sight the sea seems enormous, capable of coping with human activity but this is not the case. Our waters and those of the rest of the planet are very much under pressure and heavily polluted.
- Separate and retain all types of rubbish waste and deposit them in the appropriate recycling container.
- Discarding toxic or hazardous products, such as oil, fuel-stuffs or batteries into the sea is strictly prohibited. Make proper use of the marina recycling facilities provided.
- Observe the port regulations regarding boat repairs, unnecessary engine use and responsible behaviour within the marina and its facilities (boatyard, fuel dock etc.).
- Please don’t waste water. There is scant rainfall in Lanzarote and drinking water is currently still produced via costly and environment-damaging desalination processes.
- Avoid using electricity unnecessarily: energy production on the island has serious impacts on the natural environment.
- Clean bilges in a responsible manner; do not discard any type of waste into the sea; nets, hooks, fishing lines, lead weights, plastic, or any item which could become tangled in your own propellers or worse pointlessly – kill thousands of animals which become entangled or ingest them.
- The daily act of anchoring a boat presents a grave danger to the seabed. Help promote the use of established moorings or buoys in commonly used areas.
- If you enjoy fishing, return all immature fish which do not reach the minimum size. Take care to also check for any protected and endangered species.
- Only use permitted methods of fishing and respect all protected areas and marine reserves (see plan posted in the marina).
Our future and that of future generations depends on proper conservation and awareness of the sea and its coastlines.
Calero Marinas thank WWF España for their kind help in extending this advice.
The Lanzarote Biosphere Reserve has prepared a number of useful documents to enable visitors to enjoy their experience in Lanzarote as responsibly as possible.
- How to be an excellent visitor!
- Local marine species and diving recommendations
- The dangers of single-use plastic
- A guide to locally-observed dolphins and whales
- Bird-watching in Lanzarote
For more information on the Lanzarote Biosphere Reserve, please visit www.lanzarotebiosfera.org
Identify local marine species and contribute to a citizen science project.
La Red de Observadores del Medio Marino en Canarias (RedPROMAR) is a great service developed by the Canarian Government to help study and monitor the islands’ marine life. With beautiful photos to help recognise numerous bird, fish, cetacean, turtle and many more species, you can also download the app to start registering your sighting and uploading your data to share with a whole network of divers, snorkelers, and marine life enthusiasts.