Ballast Water Regulations

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Stricter and more broadly applicable rules for ballast wa…

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8 Jun, 2019

Issues: Ballast water, which is important for the safety and stability of vessels, can also introduce aquatic invasive species (e.g. Zebra mussels) into receiving waters. In 2010, Canada acceded to the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (the Convention). Revised ballast water regulations would give effect to Canada’s obligations under the Convention and further protect Canadian waters from the introduction and spread of aquatic ...

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