Biofouling, Aquatic Invasive Species, and Commercial Fishing Vessels: Be Part of the Solution!

Biofouling refers to organisms attached to or associated with underwater or wetted surfaces of a vessel. Fishing equipment, the hull of a boat, and other boat structures such as propellers, rudders, and intakes can accumulate biofouling.

This educational flyer aims to inform commercial fishermen about the damaging effects of biofouling and provide tips to help them prevent the costly damage of aquatic invasive species on boating equipment and important coastal fisheries.

The flyer was produced by the Coastal Committee of the Western Regional Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species.

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