Document Type



Virginia Institute of Marine Science

VIMS Department/Program

Marine Advisory Program (MAP)

Publication Date



Fishery Resource Grant FRG 2002-29


The intent of this project was to create a modular housing that could be used with standard bilge pumps to reduce oily discharges in Virginia waterways. In designing the housing the most important factor would be the total percentage of petroleum reduction that would be realized . However, in order to reap the benefits of the housings they would have to meet certain requirements in order for boat owners to install them in a significant number of vessels.


Fishing gear



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