Shelburne Ship Repair Joins Green Marine

Shelburne Ship Repair Limited is the newest participant in Green Marine – the largest voluntary environmental certification program for North America’s maritime industry.

“It’s vitally important for us to show our commitment to the environment from the start,” stated Greg Simpson, the president of Mersey Seafoods, which just recently acquired Shelburne Ship Repair. “And we felt that participating in Green Marine is the most transparent and credible way to hold ourselves accountable to that commitment.”

Operating along Nova Scotia’s South Shore since the 1960’s, Mersey Seafoods purchased Shelburne Ship Repair in March 2022.

David Bolduc, Green Marine’s executive director, welcomed Shelburne Ship Repair Ltd. to the program’s growing rank of shipyard membership. “The increasing participation of shipyards is testimony to the program’s relevance in assessing environmental performance within this realm along with providing clear signposts for ongoing improvement.”

To complete Green Marine’s certification, the Shelburne shipyard will assess its environmental performance based on the program applicable indicators, which include air pollutants and greenhouse gases, spill prevention, waste management, community impacts, and environmental leadership. The annual certification process is rigorous and transparent, with the individual performance of each participant independently verified every two years.

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