San Diego Antifouling Paint Report
A report on alternatives to copper hull coatings, Transitioning to Non-Metal Antifouling Paints on Marine Recreational Boats in San Diego Bay, is available free to the public while supplies last. Nontoxic alternatives to commonly used copper hull coatings can greatly reduce or eliminate copper contamination from recreational boating. The report reviews a variety of options to mandate or incentivize a switch to these less harmful alternatives, with a focus on use in San Diego Bay. The report evaluates policies to change to these alternatives in terms of copper concentrations and costs to boat owners. Impacts on other parties such as boatyards, hull cleaners, and marinas are also discussed.