GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

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Tag: marine environment

How to minimize the effects of biofouling

biofouling

The introduction of invasive aquatic species as a result from international shipping has been identified as a significant threat to the world’s oceans and research suggests that 70-80% of introductions occur through biofouling. Madlene Wangrau of UK P&I Club, discusses how shippers could reduce biofouling risk.

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Canada fines another vessel for speed limit violation

canada fines speed limit

Transport Canada announced it has issued a penalty of $6,000 to the bulk carrier 'Federal Cardinal' for alleged non-compliance with a temporary mandatory vessel slowdown. The limit was implemented in August for vessels to a maximum of 10 knots, due to the increased presence of whales in the western Gulf of St. Lawrence.

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UN eyes treaty to protect the high seas

seabed mining

The treaty, which would be the first of its kind related to marine protections, would address the need for a cohesive global system to coordinate the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity and to account for the impact of human activities on the high seas, including fishing and shipping.

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