Articles in French Anchoring Regulations: Posidonia

New French anchoring regulations over Posidonia seagrass

Posidonia, otherwise known as seagrass, is an underwater plant found growing in the Mediterranean Sea amid coastline and 25-metre (85-foot) depths. It is one of the oldest living beings on earth, living up to 100,000 years, and is paramount to the underwater ecosystems by providing important sources of oxygen.

A recent change in French law now affects where yachts and superyachts over 24 metres (78 feet) will be able to anchor in order to protect the Posidonia and other endangered marine species. New regulations ensure that wildlife must not be damaged due to boating activities.

Thierry Voisin, president of Comité Européen pour le Yachting professionnel (ECPY), has been consulting with the relevant authorities to make sure changes will not cause significant or irreparable damage to the yachting industry - a community that is wholeheartedly supports.

Yachting Pages outlines everything you need to know about the protection of Posidonia in France and the effect it will have on superyachts coming to the area in future. See below for a map of the Posidonia anchorage restrictions for yachts in French waters.

Posidonia decrees map

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by Hannah Rankine on July 28, 2021
Superyachts violate regulations around Posidonia seagrass
by Hannah Rankine on July 28, 2021
Various associations representing the yachting industry met with Laurent Lisnard on 15th July to discuss the problems related to anchorages in France and the actions that should be implemented to provide solutions.... Read full article
by Hannah Rankine on May 27, 2021
New decrees revealed on anchoring in France around Posidonia seagrass
by Hannah Rankine on May 27, 2021
The Maritime Prefecture of the Mediterranean has recently revealed two new decrees outlining the French anchoring regulations around Posidonia seagrass. This follows 12 other decrees that were released in early 2021.... Read full article
by Hannah Rankine on May 11, 2021
French businesses launch petition against new French anchoring regulations on Posidonia seagrass
by Hannah Rankine on May 11, 2021
A group of local French businesses have launched a petition against the new French anchoring regulations around Posidonia seagrass in the French Riviera.... Read full article
by Hannah Rankine on April 13, 2021
PYA hosts webinar on new French anchoring regulations around Posidonia seagrass
by Hannah Rankine on April 13, 2021
The Professional Yachting Association (PYA) has hosted a webinar talking about the new French anchoring regulations around Posidonia seagrass on the French Riviera.... Read full article
by Hannah Rankine on March 17, 2021
What are the new French laws on anchoring around Posidonia seagrass?
by Hannah Rankine on March 17, 2021
A recent change in French law now affects where yachts will be able to anchor in order to protect the Posidonia and other endangered marine species. Find out all the information you need here.... Read full article
by Hannah Rankine on March 03, 2021
ECPY has appointment with Maritime Prefect to clarify mooring bans and consequences
by Hannah Rankine on March 03, 2021
The European Committee for Professional Yachting, ECPY, had an appointment with the Maritime Prefect, on 18th February, to clarify mooring bans and their consequences.... Read full article
by Yachting Pages on January 15, 2020
New French regulations protect Posidonia from superyacht anchors
by Yachting Pages on January 15, 2020
There is soon to be a change in French laws affecting where yachts of over 24 metres will be able to anchor, in order to protect endangered marine species such as the Posidonia.... Read full article

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