New California Requirements – Biofouling Management Plans Affected

On 20 April 2017 the California State Lands Commission (CSLC) approved the “Biofouling Management Regulations to Minimize the Transport of Nonindigenous Species from Vessels Arriving at California Ports”. These regulations, applicable to vessels >300 GT which call at California ports and are capable of carrying ballast water, will enter into force in two stages on 1 October 2017 and 1 January 2018.

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