Updated marine notice on biofouling
This updated marine notice provides general information to vessel owners, operators, ports and marinas on:
- New mandatory biofouling management requirements for international vessels that began on 15 June 2022
- the Anti-fouling and in-water cleaning guidelines for Australia and New Zealand
- the development of Australian in-water cleaning standards, and
- the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2011 Guidelines for the control and management of ships’ biofouling to minimize the transfer of invasive aquatic species (the Biofouling Guidelines).
Read marine notice 11/2022.
These requirements and guidelines help manage the risks that biofouling and in-water cleaning pose to Australia’s biosecurity and environment. For more information please visit the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries website.