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Marine organisms transported in ships` ballast (WAS AE0716 1/4/96) - AE1114

Summary Objectives:-
Determine the number and type of viable marine organisms in ballast water and sediments of ships from foreign ports and assess the risks from the introduction of these organisms into coastal waters of England and Wales.

Key Customer Purpose:-
Enable MAFF to make an informed assessment of the risks to fisheries and the marine environment arising from introduction of organisms from ships' ballast into coastal waters of England and Wales and inform DOT of control measures that might be required for ship operations.
Project Documents
• Final Report : AE1114   (548k)
• Final Report - Annex : AE1114   (813k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1996

To: 1999

Cost: £200,080
Contractor / Funded Organisations
UCNW, Ocean Sciences
Environmental monitoring              
Environmental Protection              
Water quality monitoring              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine