Marine Invasive Species Program (MISP)

Oakland CraneThe California Marine Invasive Species Program is charged with preventing or minimizing the introduction of nonindigenous species to California Waters from vessels over 300 gross registered tons, capable of carrying ballast water. MISP Information Sheet.

About the Marine Invasive Species Program

Laws and Regulations

Compliance and Reporting Documents

Reports and Presentations

Monitoring and Research

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All documents are provided in Adobe Acrobat unless otherwise noted. To obtain a paper copy of any of the following reports, please contact Nicole Dobroski
(916) 574-0742.

What's New

  • Changes to implementation schedule for ballast water discharge performance standards. (Updated October 8, 2013)

    With the passage of Senate Bill 814, the California Legislature has changed the implementation schedule for California's ballast water discharge performance standards.

contact us

Nicole Dobroski, (916) 574-0742, Environmental Program Manager
Christopher Brown, (916) 574-0236, Compliance and Enforcement
Jackie Mackay
, (562) 499-6312, MISP Recordkeeping
Chris Scianni, (916) 574-0209, Biofouling Management
Jonathan Thompson, (916) 574-2276, Ballast Water Performance Standards/Treatment Technologies

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