Latest Antifouling

BWM Global Treaty to Halt Invasive Aquatic Species Now in Effect

September 12, 2017 Industry News
The IMO's Ballast Water Management Convention seeks to stop the spread of potentially invasive aquatic species by requiring ships to manage their ballast water to remove, render harmless, or avoid the uptake or discharge of aquatic organisms and pathogens within ballast water and sediments.

California Biofouling Management Regulations Effective Oct. 1

August 29, 2017 Industry News
California’s biofouling regulations require ocean-going vessels entering the ports of California to have minimum biofouling on the underwater portion of their hulls and niche areas.

IPPIC and IMarEST Launch Template for Biofouling Management Plan

August 15, 2017 Industry News
The IPPIC and IMarEST template addresses issues germane to coatings in the IMO’s 2011 “Guidelines for the Control and Management of Ships' Biofouling to Minimize the Transfer of Invasive Aquatic Species."

IPPIC and IMarEST to Launch Template for Biofouling Management Plan

July 18, 2017 Industry News
The IPPIC and IMarEST template addresses issues germane to coatings in the IMO’s 2011 “Guidelines for the Control and Management of Ships' Biofouling to Minimize the Transfer of Invasive Aquatic Species."

ACA Supports California’s Biofouling Regulation Amendments

January 31, 2017 Industry News
California’s biofouling regulations require ocean-going vessels entering the ports of California to have minimum biofouling on the underwater portion of their hulls and niche areas.

ACA Submits Comments to EPA on Draft Aquatic Life Ambient Estuarine/Marine Water Quality Criteria for Copper

October 10, 2016 Industry News
Boaters and marinas are faced with strict regulation of copper-based anti-fouling paint, especially in California, where regulators have set strict limits on dissolved copper in Marina del Rey and other basins, leading to restrictions on the use of copper-based paint.

EPA Accepting Comments on Draft Copper Risk Assessment

October 10, 2016 Industry News
EPA conducts periodic review of pesticide registrations under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. The agency's draft risk assessment does not address organic copper registrations and, therefore, only includes copper sulfate, copper group II, copper salts, complexes, hydroxides, and oxides.