Washington State Vessel-Related Biofouling Management 6-Year Strategic Plan

Category: Ballast Water

Published: February 2017

Pages: 103

Author(s): D. McClary, P. Paschke, M.A. Rempel-Hester, M. Knowlen, M. Pinza

The Washington State vessel-related biofouling management 6-year strategic plan (Plan) was developed at the request of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and their stakeholder Ballast Water Work Group (BWWG) through funding by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Puget Sound Marine and Nearshore Grant Program and legislative proviso funding from the Washington State Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account. This Plan is the culmination of multiple years of effort and builds upon two previous reports produced for WDFW (Davidson et al. 2014a; Glosten 2016). The purpose of this strategic plan is to provide the rationale and framework for a state biofouling management program which is protective of state aquatic resources through minimizing the impacts of aquatic invasive species (AIS) that can cause significant environmental, economic, and human health harm.

Suggested citation

McClary D, Paschke P, Rempel-Hester MA, Knowlen M, Pinza M 2017. Washington state vessel-related biofouling management 6-year strategic plan. Ramboll Environ client report, prepared for the Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife. February 2017 70pp +App.