Supporting our community to make a difference to the ocean

At Salcombe Distilling Co. the protection of our oceans is of huge importance to us and ensuring that our sustainability initiatives have a positive impact relies upon the valuable support of our community.

We caught up with Vice Commodore of Castle Cove Sailing Club in Portland, Ian Green about our recent ‘no anchor zone’ installation with the Marine Conservation Society. Ian is responsible for all activity within their moorings area, which is particularly popular in the summer months.

One of his key concerns is a lack of awareness of the anchor damage being inflicted upon the seagrass that thrives on the seabed below this picturesque beauty spot. Yachts anchoring in the mooring field were also causing issues with mooring holders, as well as damaging seagrass.

PROTECTING OUR OCEANS

Through our collaborative effort to install crucial ‘no anchor zone’ buoys, we are helping to limit the destruction of this vital marine habitat, while also encouraging restoration. The zone will help to conserve natural habitats, including a seagrass bed of between 20 and 30 hectares, protecting it and the marine life it supports.

Learn more about how the buoys will help protect Portland Harbour below.

Since the launch of our ‘1% for the Ocean’ campaign, donations from sales of Salcombe Gin ‘Start Point’, ‘Rosé Sainte Marie’ and the New London Light collection, have enabled us to protect a huge 300,000m² area of seagrass. Our scheme now also includes 50cl bottles of Salcombe Gin ‘Start Point’ and ‘Rosé Sainte Marie’, as well as our limited-edition Voyager Series ‘Daring’, ‘Phantom’ and ‘Marabelle Gin’ created in partnership with P&O Cruises.

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