MARSIG delivers Biofouling Management Plans as per new resolution MEPC.378(80)


The 2023 Guidelines for the control and management of ships' biofouling to minimize the transfer of invasive aquatic species (Biofouling Guidelines). It revokes the previous resolution from MEPC.207(62) from 2011.

The new resolution requires additional tasks, for example a Risk Assessment. Two other records (Biofouling Record Book Part I and II) are necessary. These records will also have their equivalent in searecs - the electronic record book from MARSIG.

Further information: Link to IMO Biofouling overview at