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UN and private sector join forces on biofouling alliance

A new Global Industry Alliance (GIA), launched on the occasion of World Environment Day, brings together stakeholders in the private sector and the GloFouling Partnerships, a project led by UN, to address invasive species and GHG emissions.

Key points of the IMO PPR 7 outcome

Highlights of the PPR 7 included the finalization of the guidelines for scrubbers, development of a basis for work to determine the impact of scrubber water discharge, draft regulations for prohibiting the use and carriage of HFO as fuel in the Arctic, and revision of guidance on ballast water system commissioning.

BIMCO issues biofouling survey results to IMO

To better understand how shipowners view the biofouling and in-water processes, BIMCO launched a survey in 2018, highlighting that manual collection of data is the most popular method among the companies that responded; The results of the survey were presented to the IMO.

Indonesia and Mexico join IMO’s GloFouling project

According to the IMO, marine biodiversity is in danger of invasive aquatic species (IAS), which harm the world’s freshwater, coastal and marine’s native ecosystems, a challenge that led to the launch of  GloFouling Partnerships project; Thus, taking part in the project, Indonesia and Mexico have formed their national task force.

Recreational vessels increase biofouling in Med. Sea

Researchers from the Italian University of Pavia, conducted the first research in the Mediterranean combining boat and marina sampling data to better understand how private boats spread alien species, resulting to marine pollution.


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