Harmful Aquatic Organisms and Pathogens

“Harmful Aquatic Organisms and Pathogens” means aquatic organisms or pathogens which, if introduced into the sea including estuaries, or into fresh water courses, may create hazards to the environment, human health, property or resources, impair biological diversity or interfere with other legitimate uses of such areas.

Source: International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004, Legislation

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