What is the Blue Fish Campaign?
The Blue Fish Campaign is a hands on, enjoyable and effective way of raising awareness about potentially polluting substances and the impact of inappropriate disposal on the water environment. It involves identifying surface water drains and putting a blue fish icon next to them in the area of your business, States of Jersey department or school as a reminder of where surface water goes.
The campaign is being run by the Department of the Environment, Eco-Active and Jersey Water. The primary objectives of the campaign are to:
- raise awareness about protecting the water environment in our Island
- help businesses, States of Jersey departments and schools become Eco-Active members
- encourage everyday practices that reduce the amount of pollution reaching our water via surface water drains
Surface water road drains are designed to remove rain water from roofs, footpaths and roads. They flow directly into our streams, reservoirs, ponds and the sea. The Blue Fish Campaign has been designed to inform people that these drains must not be used to dispose of waste chemicals such as paints, detergents, oils or litter.
How will the campaign help?
As part of the campaign a blue fish logo will be stencilled next to selected drain covers within schools, businesses and States of Jersey departments across the Island to highlight that they are connected to streams, drinking water reservoirs or the sea and should only carry rainwater. This will enable Island’s businesses, States of Jersey departments and schools to play an active role in protecting Jersey’s water environment.
Fish stencils are available free from the Department of the Environment.
Download Blue Fish Campaign leaflet (size 2.5mb)
How you can help
Eco -Active Business and States Departments
The Blue Fish Campaign forms part of the Businesses and States of Jersey departments Eco-Active accreditation scheme. Through the campaign, you can create a pollution prevention action plan. This will enable you to consider the pollution risks on your site and take action to reduce this risk.
It will also help you to think about how to reduce, reuse, recycle and dispose of waste appropriately on your site.
Download Eco-Active business guidance on waste (size 228kb)
Download Eco-Active business pollution prevention guidance (size 251kb)
Download editable version of the pollution prevention plan (size 83kb)
The Blue Fish Campaign is also part of the Eco-Active's Sustainable Schools Framework and enables schools to use the campaign as part of their Eco-Schools action plan. The campaign represents a fun and educational project which will provide students with useful information about the Island's water environment and how they can help protect it for the future.
Download Blue Fish Campaign guidance manual for schools (size 2mb)
Download Blue Fish Campaign pollution prevention certificate (size 174kb)
Give us your feedback
You can tell us how you get on by filling out one of our feedback forms below. Tell us what improvements / additions you have made and we will publish your efforts on the Eco-Active website.
Download Blue Fish Campaign business feedback form (size 36kb)
Download Blue Fish Campaign schools feedback form (size 36kb)
Jersey Water website