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  • The biggest problem with antifouling agents, however, is their toxicity towards non-target organisms. Wherever large numbers of such antifouled hulls are exposed to a confined water body over an extended period of time, they cause significant effects on surrounding biota.

    --Jan Warnken and Troy Byrnes, 2003, "Small Recreational and Tourist Vessels in Inshore Coastal Areas: a Characterization of Types of Impacts", in Nature-based Tourism, Environment, and Land Management

    March 4, 2008