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Members with ships calling at Californian ports are advised of the new biofouling regulations and reporting requirements which will be in effect for vessels of 300gt or more, from 1 October 2017 onwards. The aim is similar to the recently adopted Californian regulations on ballast water, ie to minimise the transfer of non-indigenous aquatic species from ships calling at California ports; as these requirements address organisms that are attached to the ship’s hull and have the potential to establish a reproductive population in the host environment and out-compete native species. These regulations adopt a new annual vessel reporting form and require development of a biofouling management plan and related recordkeeping.
The implementation will be in a two-stage process:
Members are recommended to refer to the attached California State Lands Commission (SLC) letter dated 15 August 2017 for further guidance and compliance.