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Video: Ballast Water, Invasive Species and Shipping


Ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin has released a film aiming to create greater public awareness of the issues of ballast water, invasive species and the role of the shipping industry in combatting this major environmental threat. The five-minute “Global Thought Leader” video is set to broadcast on CBS News and will be available to share across social media platforms.

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Ballast Management Legislation Signed into Law

Legislation that sets standards for incidental water discharges from vessels has been signed into public law.  The Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018, S. 140, which includes the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA), passed the Senate and moved to the president to be signed in late 2018. The provision places the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the

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Research Q&A from MEAM: What Genetics Contributes to Ocean Conservation

The Marine Ecosystems and Management (MEAM) information service interviewed four marine genetics researchers to find out “How genetics can improve marine conservation and management.” The interview was conducted in response to a paper published in the Global Ecology and Conservation journal suggesting that genetics have a role in conservation but that the role is not well understood. Some applications for

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