Have Your Say – Preventing Pollution from Anti-fouling Chemicals

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The Australian Safety Maritime Authority (AMSA) is seeking public’s feedback on updates to Marine Order 98 (Marine pollution – anti-fouling systems) 2013 (MO 98).

AMSA is updating their regulations to reflect the International Maritime Organization’s ban on the use of the chemical cybutryne in vessels’ anti-fouling systems. Studies have shown that cybutryne has the potential to cause adverse effects on plants and animals other than those that foul a vessel’s hull.

You can find out more and provide your feedback on the website.

The consultation closes on 8 January 2023.

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Source: AMSA

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