Hull Fouling Protection Coatings and the Transfer of Invasive Aquatic Species

From JPCL, November 2018

By JPCL Staff

Fouling of vessels occurs naturally in the marine environment and if not controlled, can negatively impact a vessel’s performance. The transport of goods by sea can exacerbate fouling problems, bringing non-indigenous infestations of invasive aquatic species (IAS). This article discusses hull coatings designed to battle IAS as well as global regulations and protocols in place to curtail their transport....


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