Baykeeper Updates Related to Clean Boatyards

Blog Post: January 17, 2017
Baykeeper is advocating for stronger regulations on boat coatings to protect fish and other wildlife from the toxic effects of copper contamination. Copper is a powerful biocide commonly found in specialized boat coatings that prevents algae, barnacles, and other sea life from growing on boat hulls...
Featured Stories: June 8, 2012
Which boat bottom paint causes the least pollution and still keeps the hull free of sea growth? Baykeeper just repainted our patrol boat, and answering this question wasn’t easy. Boat hulls need to be painted with specialized coatings to keep algae, barnacles and other sea life from attaching and...
Blog Post: April 25, 2012
Last week, Baykeeper and The Boatyard at Grand Marina reached a settlement agreement to reduce the Alameda boat repair facility’s storm water pollution of San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper initiated legal action after observing significant amounts of boat paint residue on the pavement at Grand Marina,...
Blog Post: April 10, 2012
Last week Baykeeper and Svendsen’s Boat Works reached an agreement to reduce storm water pollution of San Francisco Bay from this important Alameda boat repair and maintenance facility. Baykeeper’s testing of storm runoff from Svendsen’s, which is located along the Oakland estuary shoreline, found...
Blog Post: January 12, 2012
A local nonprofit boat-building organization will receive a grant to create a new education program on non-polluting boat maintenance and repair, thanks to a recent Baykeeper legal victory. As part of the settlement we achieved in our lawsuit against BAE Systems San Francisco Ship Repair Inc, the...
Blog Post: November 8, 2011
Baykeeper is launching a new region-wide initiative to reduce pollution from Bay Area boatyards. Boatyards are both a vital part of the Bay’s maritime industry and a source of Bay pollution – paint residue and other toxic substances are often washed from these waterfront facilities directly into...