Tackling Marine Debris in the 21st Century

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309126977
Release Date: 2009-01-17
Genre: Science

Marine debris from ships and other ocean-based sources-including trash and lost fishing gear-contributes to the spoiling of beaches, fouling of surface waters and the seafloor, and harm to marine animals, among other effects. Unfortunately, international conventions and domestic laws intended to control marine debris have not been successful, in part because the laws, as written, provide little incentive to change behavior. This book identifies ways to reduce waste, improve waste disposal at ports, and strengthen the regulatory framework toward a goal of zero waste discharge into the marine environment. Progress will depend on a commitment to sustained funding and appropriate institutional support. The Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee should, through planning and prioritization, target research to understand the sources, fates, and impacts of marine debris. It should support the establishment of scalable and statistically rigorous protocols that allow monitoring at a variety of temporal and spatial scales. These protocols should contain evaluative metrics that allow assessment of progress in marine debris mitigation. The United States, through leadership in the international arena, should provide technical assistance and support for the establishment of additional monitoring and research programs worldwide.

The International and European Legal Regime Regulating Marine Litter in the EU

Author: Aleke Stöfen-O'Brien
Publisher: Nomos Verlag
ISBN: 9783845270173
Release Date: 2015-12-10
Genre: Law

Each year approximately 6.4 million tons of waste reach our oceans. The consequences of this pollutant are manifold and encompass environmental, economic and potentially also human health impacts. The book is the first monography to address regulatory responses to marine litter in a comprehensive way. The author analyses the applicable regulatory instruments addressing the introduction of marine litter and identifies gaps and loopholes in the regulatory systems of international and European law applicable to the four seas surrounding the European Union. Based on a factual discussion of the sources and impacts of marine litter, these instruments are systematically studied and reflected with a view to their effectiveness to prevent its introduction. Marine litter stands symbolic for the use of resources and the findings of the monography can be used as recommendations to address this issue.

Guidelines for the Implementation of MARPOL

Author: International Maritime Organization
ISBN: UCSD:31822039656418
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Political Science

The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of IMO, at its sixty-second session in July 2011, adopted the Revised MARPOL Annex V, concerning Regulations for the prevention of pollution by garbage from ships, which enters into force on 1 January 2013. The associated guidelines which assist States and industry in the implementation of MARPOL Annex V have been reviewed and updated and two Guidelines were adopted in March 2012 at MEPC's sixty-third session. The 2012 edition of this publication contains: the 2012 Guidelines for the implementation of MARPOL Annex V (resolution MEPC.219(63)); the 2012 Guidelines for the development of garbage management plans (resolution MEPC.220(63)); and the Revised MARPOL Annex V (resolution MEPC.201(62)).

Skipper s Safe Boating Course

Author: United States. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Publisher: Mosby
ISBN: 0815145896
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Genre: Boats and boating

This self-paced independent study guide is for those interested in safe, legal boating. It includes navigational and safe operating rules, boat equipment and safety devices, emergency equipment and procedures, personal limitations and responsibilities, boating laws, and regulations and licenses.

Victory at Sea

Author: Linda M. Sheehan
ISBN: UVA:35007003433327
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Shipping

Federal Register

ISBN: UCR:31210024840942
Release Date: 2013-02
Genre: Delegated legislation


Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press
ISBN: UCSD:31822027787258
Release Date: 1999-09-17
Genre: Nature

"Providing insight into issues that involve a complex mixture of scientific, social, economic, and political considerations, Conservation and Management of Marine Mammals is a valuable reference for students, scientists, conservationists, and policymakers."--BOOK JACKET.

Gard news

ISBN: UVA:35007001788078
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Marine insurance

IMO News

ISBN: MINN:31951P00784615X
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Shipping


Author: International Maritime Organization
ISBN: UCSD:31822035371004
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics

The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution From Ships 1973 and the Protocol of 1978 (known as MARPOL 73/78) entered into force in October 1983. Its objective is to preserve the marine environment by setting out regulations aimed at preventing and minimising pollution from ships, both accidental and through routine operations, including oil, chemicals, sewage and waste. This publication contains the 2006 consolidated edition of the treaty, including articles, protocols and annexes, and it supersedes the 2002 consolidated edition (ISBN 9280151258).

Environment Reporter

ISBN: STANFORD:36105060378622
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Environmental law

Current developments: a weekly review of pollution control and related environmental management problems -- Decisions (later published in bound volumes. Environment reporter. Cases) --Monographs -- Federal laws -- Federal regulations --State air laws -- State water laws -- State solid waste, land use laws -- Mining.