COASTAL RESOURCES
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COASTAL RESOURCES

Publications

PUBLICACIONES Selected publications en Español

Radio PSAs 2012 - 10, 15 and 30 second PSAs highlighting results from our recent field ecological and economic research studies

Nontoxic Antifouling Strategies

NEW! IPM for Boats: Integrated Pest Management for Hull Fouling in Southern California Coastal Marinas (2012)  This 28-page illustrated technical report introduces Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for fouling control on recreational boats. IPM has been applied successfully for pest control in agriculture and buildings. It seeks to reduce the need for toxic chemicals by using a combination of tactics, such as mechanical, physical, cultural and chemical in a strategy that is tailored to the individual boat or marina and updated over time. The report also presents results of our research on the influence of hull coating types and age and of hull cleaning practices on fouling growth. Finally, it profiles 7 aggressive, copper-tolerant, hull-fouling “species of concern” that include invasive and other species found in our research. Although our report and supporting research are aimed at fouling control for recreational boats in south-central and southern California, the principles of IPM for Boats can be adapted for use in other areas.

 

  • NEW! Crossing Boundaries: Managing Invasive Species and Water Quality Risks for Coastal Boat Hulls in California and Baja California (2012) This 16-page technical report presents the findings of our 2008 survey research of the boating industry on California's coast and 3 major boating areas of the Baja California peninsula. It presents data and analyses of industy capacity and costs to provide fouling control supplies and services that assist boat owners in managing risks of invasive species and impaired water quality. The report also summarizes data on boat travel patterns, analyzes how boater environmental awareness affects choice of hull coatings, and the potential for education to assist in managing water quality and invasive species risks along this 3,000 mile (5,000 kilometer) coast.
  • Hull Fouling Copper Tolerance Fact Sheet (2011) Fact sheet summarizing recent scientific studies on the ability of hull fouling to tolerate copper antifouling paints on boat hulls and copper pollution in harbor waters. Includes a table of both native and non-native species that the research suggests can tolerate copper. 4 p. Revised September 2013.
  • Alternative Antifouling Strategies Sampler (2008)
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    lternatives to copper-based antifouling paints for recreational boats. Technical report. The report is intended to be an introduction to biocide-free hull coatings. The market for alternative hull coatings changes rapidly and the list in this report is now outdated. The report may still be useful for understanding alternative hull-coating categories. Information on specific products was provided by manufacturers and does NOT constitute an endorsement or recommendation. 
  • Nontoxic Antifouling Strategies Demonstration Project Fact Sheet (2004) We placed 3 nontoxic hull coatings on a sailboat and a powerboat. For over a year, in-water hull cleaners cleaned the coatings and reported to us on coating condition, fouling growth, diver effort levels and cleaning tool types. Reports were quantified using a 5-point scale. Technical report
  • Making Dollars and Sense of Nontoxic Antifouling Strategies for Boats (2003) This booklet is based on a study mandated by Senate Bill 315 on the economics of switching to nontoxic boat bottom coatings in San Diego Bay. It is a user-friendly report on how cost incentives for recreational boaters to switch to nontoxic antifouling strategies were determined by analyzing data from boat owners, boat repair yards, in-water hull cleaners and hull-coating companies. Technical report

Aquatic Invasive Species

NEW! Quagga and Zebra Mussel Eradication and Control Tactics Technical Report (Updated June 2013)

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This practical and well-researched 36-page report explains how to use an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach and specific tactics for eradicating and/or controlling invasive dreissenid (quagga and zebra) mussels in lakes and reservoirs. It covers how to develop and get started on a management strategy, manual & mechanical removal, oxygen deprivation, chemical application, emerging technologies, and an overview of permitting and regulatory processes. The report includes photos and diagrams, successful examples of eradication and control efforts that have used each of the tactics, and extensive weblinks to resources for more information. It is based in part on presentations by experts at a joint workshop presented by California Sea Grant Extension and University of California Cooperative Extension in San Diego on February 1-2, 2012.

Speakers’ abstracts, other information from the workshop presentations and field trips, and individual information sheets on the topics noted above are available from:  

http://ca-sgep.ucsd.edu/quaggazebra_mussel_control

 

NEW! IPM for Boats: Integrated Pest Management for Hull Fouling in Southern California Coastal Marinas (2012)  This 28-page illustrated technical report introduces Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for fouling control on recreational boats. IPM has been applied successfully for pest control in agriculture and buildings. It seeks to reduce the need for toxic chemicals by using a combination of tactics, such as mechanical, physical, cultural and chemical in a strategy that is tailored to the individual boat or marina and updated over time. The report also presents results of our research on the influence of hull coating types and age and of hull cleaning practices on fouling growth. Finally, it profiles 7 aggressive, copper-tolerant, hull-fouling “species of concern” that include invasive and other species found in our research. Although our report and supporting research are aimed at fouling control for recreational boats in south-central and southern California, the principles of IPM for Boats can be adapted for use in other areas.

 

  • NEW! Hull Fouling Species of Concern in Southern California Coastal Marinas (2012)  This fact sheet introduces the reader to hull fouling species of concern found in California's Coastal marinas. The species described were common to abundant, showed invasive characteristics in our field studies and create problems for boat owners.  Photographs, descriptions, scientific names and ecological information are provided for eight Species of Concern! 4 p.
  • NEW! Crossing Boundaries: Managing Invasive Species and Water Quality Risks for Coastal Boat Hulls in California and Baja California (2012) This 16-page technical report presents the findings of our 2008 survey research of the boating industry on California's coast and 3 major boating areas of the Baja California peninsula. It presents data and analyses of industy capacity and costs to provide fouling control supplies and services that assist boat owners in managing risks of invasive species and impaired water quality. The report also summarizes data on boat travel patterns, analyzes how boater environmental awareness affects choice of hull coatings, and the potential for education to assist in managing water quality and invasive species risks along this 3,000 mile (5,000 kilometer) coast.
  • NEW! Hull Fouling Copper Tolerance Fact Sheet (2011) Fact sheet summarizing recent scientific studies on the ability of hull fouling to tolerate copper antifouling paints on boat hulls and copper pollution in harbor waters. Includes a table of both native and non-native species that the research suggests can tolerate copper. 4 p.

General Pollution Prevention

  • Clean Boating Tips (2007) Pollution prevention guide for boaters, marina, yacht club and harbor managers, and marina and boat maintenance workers.
  • Make Every Day a Clean Boating Day poster (1995) The 25 most important tips for preventing boating pollution. Poster is only available by mail. Click on the link to fill out a request form.
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