...there are negative impacts on the reef as a result of improper usage of boat anchors.
An announcement was recently made by Senyar Dive Team at the Voluntary Work Center (VWC) regarding the commencement of its new project for the protection of marine environment.
The new project deals with deploying coastal mooring buoys to protect the coral reefs from destruction and damage caused by island visitors who recklessly anchor their boats without proper consideration for the safety of the coral reefs surrounding the islands in Kuwait.
The project leader Mr. Ali Annani announced that the team has already deployed 10 buoys in Kubbar Island and more buoys will be deployed in the future at Qarouh and Umm almaradem Islands. Mr. Annani indicated that the deployed mooring buoys are in the shape of a yellow sphere tied to a steel cable and fixed on the sea floor so that visitors can anchor their boats using those buoys.
The main objective of this project is to preserve the coral reefs from the land side, in addition when the team conducted a field assessment study; it concluded that there are negative impacts on the reef as a result of improper usage of boat anchors at the island. Finally, Mr. Annani is appealing to island visitors to use those newly deployed mooring buoys to anchor their boats so that coral reefs are saved from further damage.
Editors Note: A volunteer team of NAUI Green Divers, the Senyar Dive Team is considered one of the leading teams at the Voluntary Work Center in the State of Kuwait. The team participates in numerous national and international marine environment and conservation projects. To learn more about their work visit their website at senyar.net.
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