We are committed to protecting the fjord’s unique environment and its entire ecosystem. That’s why Fjord Marine Shuttles is a member of:
Fjord Marine Shuttles is an active member of the St. Lawrence Challenge for rivers.
“The St. Lawrence Challenge is a program aimed at reducing the use of products made of plastic. Program members commit to carrying out simple awareness and mobilization activities to reduce their environmental footprint.
The St. Lawrence Challenge recognition program is intended for recreation and tourism businesses and establishments wanting to highlight their actions aimed at protecting biodiversity in the marine and fluvial zones of the St. Lawrence River, which has been impacted by the problem of microplastics.”
Here are a few examples of actions implemented to reduce the presence of microplastics in the waters of the fjord:
Offering an alternative to single-use water bottles.
“A voluntary, conscientious initiative that aims to achieve the highest standards in eco-friendly practices for whale-watching trips, with the help of some twenty performance indicators. Members are businesses that organize trips and operate in the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, the Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals (GREMM), SÉPAQ and Parks Canada. They have been in a partnership since 2010 to minimize impacts and ensure the sustainable development of whale-watching activities in the Marine Park.”
Écoaventure Boréale Cluster of Excellence in Tourism
“The mission of the Cluster of Excellence is to lead, mobilize and structure adventure tourism and ecotourism in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean area, at the heart of its outstanding natural environment and its communities, through innovative initiatives.”