Converting to non-copper hull paint is the foundation of the Port’s Copper Reduction Program. Reducing the use of copper hull paint - a major source of copper pollution in marina basins - will help improve water quality. In general, finding good information about this eco-friendly paint can be challenging, because information is limited.
The Port is helping to spread awareness of non-copper alternatives by funding research projects, testing non-copper hull paints in San Diego Bay, and developing outreach materials and tools. You can find additional information here:
The goal of these efforts is to help increase awareness and use of alternative hull paints locally and state-wide.
Leading By Example: The Port has converted all boats in its fleet to non-copper hull paints. The fleet includes both Harbor Police boats and General Services work boats.