Map over areas where different types of anti-fouling paints are allowed to use

Map of areas in Sweden where different types of anti-fouling paints are allowed.

Original file:Sverigekarta-Landskap_Text.svg by Koyos - Added colors and text in Swedish (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Description of areas by the type of color

Paints free of biocides only

For those boats having their main mooring site in the Gulf of Bothnia north of Örskär or in inland waters (freshwater) there are no authorised anti-fouling paints. There, you are only allowed to use products not containing biocides and therefore not requiring authorisation.

Paints for the east coast

For boats with their main mooring site on the east coast south of Örskär or on the west coast, that is, the whole area from Örskär to the Norwegian border, you are allowed to use so called paints for the east coast. That is true also for the areas around Öland and Gotland.

List over authorised anti-fouling paints intended for boats on the east coast 2021 (PDF 312 kB) (Swedish only) , 311.5 kB.

Paints for the east coast and west coast

För båtar med huvudsaklig förtöjningsplats på Västkusten, det vill säga området från Trelleborg till norska gränsen, får du använda både så kallade ostkustfärger och västkustfärger.

For boats with their main mooring site on the west coast, that is the area from Trelleborg to the Norwegian border, you are allowed to use both so called paints for the east coast and paints for the west coast.

List over authorised anti-fouling paints intended for boats on the west coast 2021 (PDF 394 kB) (Swedish only) , 393.4 kB.

Read more about anti-fouling paints

Last published 22 February 2021