Follow-up petition on aquatic invasive species in the Great Lakes

Oct

05
2008

-10.5.08- Until technologies are developed to treat ballast water as pollution, protect the Great Lakes from dirty ballast discharges. In the Great Lakes, complete ballast tank retention must be made mandatory for foreign ships immediately. No foreign ships should be allowed to discharge ballast water or a NOBOB mixture while operating in the Great Lakes. Exercise authorities under the Fisheries Act that states it is prohibited to throw overboard ballast water in any water where fishing is carried on, and also that no person shall destroy fish by any means other than fishing except as authorized by the Minister. Read more


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