Biofouling Moves Up the Regulatory Agenda

By GARD 2017-10-25 17:58:13

[By Kristin Urdahl, Senior Loss Prevention Executive, Arendal] The introduction of invasive aquatic species (IAS) associated with global shipping has been identified as a significant threat to the world’s oceans and coastal ecosystems. A multitude of species, carried either in vessels’ ballast water or on vessels’ hulls, are capable of surviving transit to new environments where they may become invasive by multiplying and out-competing native species. Although it is difficult to quantify the global economic impact of IAS, useful examples include...

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