HISC Brown Bag #4: Ballast Water and Biofouling Regulations

Posted on Mar 3, 2017 in brownbag, News, slider

HISC Brown Bag Presentation #4

Title: Curbing Aquatic Alien Species Transfer to Hawaii by Regulating Ballast Water and Vessel Biofouling

Presenter: Jules Kuo, Ballast Water and Hull Fouling Coordinator, DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources / UH Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit

Date: March 2, 2017

Summary: In our fourth installment of the HISC Brown Bag presentation series, aquatic invasive species expert Jules Kuo describes new approaches to minimizing the transport of marine invasives to Hawaii. Jules reviews proposed regulatory approaches based on risk assessments for both ballast water discharge and hull fouling organisms. Her presentation also reviews some of the new tools available for safe in-water cleaning of hulls. 

hisc-brown-bag-subtitleThe HISC Brown Bag Series is an ongoing set of informal lunchtime presentations to facilitate information sharing among partners and stakeholders. Presentations are are announced via the HISC email list and remote access is provided by WebEx. View other presentations in the HISC Brown Bag series at https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/hisc/category/brownbag/