Ballast Water Exchange in the North Atlantic
Author(s)Pederson, Judith; Fertig, Benjamin
This white paper focuses on the regional component of ballast water management and specifically addresses concerns in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Gulf of Maine. It summarizes vessel traffic and ballast water exchange in this region, and recommends cooperation between Canada and the U.S. to (a) examine the feasibility of alternate ballast exchange areas within the Exclusive Economic Zone for the Northwest Atlantic, (b) support continued data collection on ship traffic and ballast exchange, (c) continue support for research on risk assessment, and (d) support development of alternative ballast water treatments.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Sea Grant College Program
MIT Sea Grant Technical Reports;MITSG 04-05