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Re: Do marina liveaboards dump their s@!^ in the river?

Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
I'm glad for some of them and prohibiting discharge in or near marinas just makes all the sense in the world.

It's the prohibition until 3 miles offshore, which is simply the limit of the States rights to Federal waterways, is ridiculous. No science, it's politics. Ironically, there have actually been fish kills due to insufficient nutrients. Gross but true. It should all be in balance, not extremes. No large ships dumping makes sense, the environment can't handle the concentration. A recreational boater discharging 10 gallons near the mouth of the Bay will be dilluted beyond relevance within seconds. Sea life itself discharges vastly more than we do, and yes, you swim in it now.

Yeah, it's pretty ironic how quickly concern over this issue vanishes, the closer one gets to Paradise... :-)

There's not a pumpout within a couple of hundred miles of Georgetown, and of those boats that park themselves there for months on end, NOBODY is sailing out of Elizabeth Harbor and a few miles out into Exuma Sound, for the express purpose of dumping their holding tanks...

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