Reports, Presentations, & Funded Research

The Marine Invasive Species Program reports to the California Legislature on a variety of program activities. The reports are listed below. Staff also give presentations on invasive species and reducing the risk of shipping-mediated nonindigenous species introductions. These presentations are given to audiences at conferences and meetings throughout the world.


Marine Invasive Species Biennial Reports & Treatment Technology Reports

Biennial Reports on the California Marine Invasive Species Program

2019 | 2017 | 2015 | 2013 | 2011 | 2009 | 2007 | 2005 2003

Treatment Technology Reports and Updates: Assessments of the Efficacy, Availability, and Environmental Impacts of Ballast Water Treatment Technologies for Use in California Waters

2018 | 2014 | 2013 | 2011 Update | 2010 | 2009 Update | 2009 | 2007

  • Biofouling Report – Commercial Vessel Fouling in California: Analysis, Evaluation, and Recommendations to Reduce Nonindigenous Species Release from the Non-Ballast Water Vector, 2006
  • Performance Standards Report – Report on Performance Standards for Ballast Water Discharges in California Waters, 2006
  • California and Federal Comparison Report – California’s Marine Invasive Species Program and the United States federal programs that manage vessels as vectors of nonindigenous species: A comparison of the relative effectiveness at reducing the risk of nonindigenous species introductions from maritime shipping activities, 2013


GloFouling Webinars (April 23, 2020)

Lessons learned through implementing and enforcing California’s biofouling management regulations:

Webinar on California Biofouling Management Regulations: First Year Update (October 2018)
The Marine Invasive Species Program presented a webinar in October 2018 to provide an update on the implementation of California’s biofouling management regulations. The webinar specifically focuses on improving clarity for specific requirements that have been commonly deficient during inspections during the first year of implementation.

Webinar on California Biofouling Management Regulations (September 2017)
The Marine Invasive Species Program presented a webinar in September 2017 to provide clarity and guidance about California’s new biofouling management regulations to minimize the transfer into state waters of nonindigenous species from vessels arriving at California ports.

Funded Research

  • Content being developed

Photo gallery: Our Program in Action

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Customer Service Meetings


Assistant Chief, Marine Environmental Protection Division
Nicole Dobroski | 916.574.0742

Biofouling Management
Chris Scianni | 562.499.6390

Ballast Water and Biofouling
Lina Ceballos Osuna | 916.574.1864

Raya Nedelcheva | 916.574.2568

Jonathan Thompson | 916.574.2276

Jackie Mackay | 562.499.6312