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Guidelines for the control and management of ships' ballast water to minimise transfer of harmful pathogens(English)

Studies carried out in several countries have shown that many species of bacteria, plants, and animals can survive in a viable form in the ballast water and sediment carried in ships, even after journeys of several months' duration. Subsequent discharge of ballast water or sediment into the waters of port States may result in the establishment of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens which may pose threats to indigenous human, animal and plant life, and the marine environment.

2261: Building Partnerships to Assist Developing Countries to Reduce the Transfer of Harmful Aquatic Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water (GloBallast Partnerships)

01 Mar 2010

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Guidelines for the control and management of ships' ballast water to minimise transfer of harmful pathogens(English).pdf

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