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Baltic Regional Workshop on Ballast Water Management

A presentation on the GloBallast programme was given at the Copenhagen GISP workshop and considerable interest was expressed by several of the Baltic countries. In particular, they were interested in how they might benefit more from being part of the Eastern European region covered by the GloBallast demonstration site in Odessa. Some delegates from Baltic countries stressed that significant capacity exists in their countries to address invasive marine species and ballast water management, however there is a lack of political awareness and governmental action on the problem. They felt that some practical projects that demonstrate concerted action would be the best way to raise political awareness and galvanise domestic investment in a management response.

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

10 Jan 2014


Baltic Regional Workshop on Ballast Water Management.pdf