The European zebra mussel in the Great Lakes, a toxic Japanese dinoflagellate transferred to Australia—such biologically and economically harmful stowaways have made it imperative to achieve better management of ballast water in ocean-going vessels.
Stemming the Tide examines the introduction of non-indigenous species through ballast water discharge. Ballast is any solid or liquid that is taken aboard ship to achieve more controlled and safer operation. This expert volume:
The book addresses the constraints inherent in ballast water management, notably shipboard ballast treatment and monitoring. Also, the committee outlines efforts to set an acceptable level of risk for species introduction using the techniques of risk analysis.
Stemming the Tide will be important to all stakeholders in the issue of unwanted species introduction through ballast discharge: policymakers, port authorities, shippers, ship operators, suppliers to the maritime industry, marine biologists, marine engineers, and environmentalists.
National Research Council. 1996. Stemming the Tide: Controlling Introductions of Nonindigenous Species by Ships' Ballast Water. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/5294.
|1 BALLAST WATER AND NONINDIGENOUS SPECIES||11-21|
|2 BALLAST WATER AND SHIPS||22-31|
|3 MANAGING BALLAST WATER||32-51|
|4 SHIPBOARD TREATMENT OPTIONS||52-73|
|6 CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS||86-92|
|A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS||93-98|
|B COMMITTEE MEETINGS AND ACTIVITIES||99-101|
|C EXPLANATION OF BASIC STABILITY||102-105|
|D ALTERNATIVE SHIP DESIGNS||106-108|
|E GREAT LAKES MARITIME INDUSTRY VOLUNTARY BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE CONTROL OF RUFFE IN LAKE SUPERIOR PORTS, 1993||109-110|
|F CANDIDATE SHIPBOARD TREATMENT TECHNOLOGIES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION||111-118|
|G TREATMENT OPTIONS QUERY||119-121|
|H EMERGING MONITORING TECHNOLOGIES||122-126|
|GLOSSARY AND CONVERSIONS||127-136|
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