The Marinas and Recreational Boating Workgroup provides an informative forum for agencies (state, federal, and local), marinas, and other organizations to address nonpoint source (NPS) pollution related to marinas and recreational boating statewide. This workgroup was established by the Interagency Coordinating Committee (IACC) for the state's NPS Program, and is coordinated by the California Coastal Commission and the State Water Resources Control Board. This workgroup has been meeting at least twice annually since 2003.

The Antifouling Strategy Sub-Workgroup addresses water quality issues related to copper-based pesticide antifouling paints for boat hulls, and other antifouling issues. This is a sub-workgroup of the Marinas and Recreational Boating IACC Workgroup, and typically meets jointly with the Marinas IACC Workgroup.


Marinas Workgroup

  1. Develop partnerships among agencies (state, federal, and local) responsible for addressing NPS pollution related to boating and marinas;
  2. Make efficient use of state, federal, and local resources to address NPS pollution by sharing information, avoiding duplicative efforts, and identifying technical and policy gaps; and
  3. Promote improvements to marina water quality through implementation of Best Management Practices.

Antifouling Strategies Workgroup (AFS Workgroup)

  1. Assess the extent and geographical distribution of water pollution resulting from copper-based pesticide antifouling paints, and recommend strategies to minimize this pollution.
  2. Encourage the discussion of antifouling strategy issues including (but not limited to) those relating to scientific research, socio-economic considerations, aquatic invasive species, environmental monitoring and impacts, mitigation of adverse effects, and regulations; and
  3. Promote the coordination of antifouling strategy-related projects and activities.

Resources on Marinas & Boating

  • The Boating Clean & Green Program

    conducted by the California Division of Boating and Waterways and the California Coastal Commission, is an education and outreach program that promotes environmentally sound boating practices to marine businesses and boaters in California
  • The California Clean Marina Toolkit

    by the California Coastal Commission’s Boating Clean and Green Campaign, is a resource for environmentally-sound marina management and operation
  • Marine Vessel Service and Repair factsheets

    by the Dept. of Toxic Substances Control, California Division of Boating and Waterways, and the California Coastal Commission, address techniques and processes proven effective in reducing pollution from marine vessel maintenance operations
  • U.S. EPA's Marinas & Recreational Boating Program

    provides factsheets, reports, and guidance documents on the control of pollution from marinas and recreational boating
  • California's Clean Marinas Program

    is a marina facility stewardship and certification program developed by marine industry volunteers to protect our waters from pollution.
  • California Marine Protected Areas

    visit the California MPAs website for more information and resources to support marine protected areas education and outreach

How to Participate

Participants in this workgroup consist of state agency staff, local agency staff, and marina stakeholder groups. Workgroup meetings can be attended by teleconference call or in person. If you would like to make yourself available as a guest speaker, observe a meeting, or become an active participant please...

Next workgroup meeting

  • Date: Fall 2019
  • Time: TBD
  • Location: TBD
  • Agenda: TBD
  • Meeting Materials: Not yet available
  • To attend in person: TBD
  • To join the meeting online: Join the web meeting using the website and guest passcode below, to see the presentations. To hear the meeting and be able to join in the discussion, you can dial the phone number below, OR enable the audio through your computer’s speakers.

    Web Meeting: TBD
    Guest Passcode: TBD
    Primary Access Phone:TBD


Resources on Copper-Based Antifoulant Paints

Archive of Meeting Notes & Presentations

The opinions expressed by Committee members, presenters, or any other participant who speaks or otherwise expresses an opinion at a meeting (a recording of which can be viewed via the links on this page) do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the State Water Resources Control Board, California Coastal Commission, or Marina Interagency Coordinating Committee and Antifouling Strategies Workgroup. Meetings of this Committee and Workgroup provide an open forum where all participants are invited to share their input and opinions with mutual respect for other participants.











Archive of Meetings of the Antifouling Strategy Sub-Workgroup

Agendas, meeting notes, and presentation materials from the 2004 through 2010 meetings of the Antifouling Strategy Sub-Workgroup are posted on the Department of Pesticide Regulation website.

Funding for this project has been provided in part by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) pursuant to Assistance Agreement Nos. C9-79757514; C9-79757515; C9-79757517, and any amendments thereto which have been awarded to the Water Board for the implementation of California’s NPS Program. The content of this document does not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the U.S. EPA or the Water Board, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.