Guidelines for Development of a National Ballast Water Management Strategy

21 May 2010 | Downloads - publication

GloBallast Monograph Series No.18

This manual has been prepared through collaboration between the GEF-UNDP-IMO GloBallast Partnerships Programme and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Global Marine Programme. It responds to requests from countries for assistance in strengthening and developing national regulatory frameworks related to marine Invasive Alien Species (IAS) in particular with respect to the transfer of potentially harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens in ships’ ballast water and sediments.