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Guidance on assessment and registration of anti-fouling paints
Anti-fouling paint is used on underwater structures, including the hulls of boats, to prevent the settlement and growth of unwanted marine organisms.
In Australia, the sale and supply of anti-fouling paints is regulated by the APVMA:
- the active constituents of anti-fouling paints must be approved by the APVMA
- anti-fouling paints are required to be registered by the APVMA.
The following guidance material is available on our website: