Marine debris is a serious environmental problem. To do its part, the United States has agreed to abide by the international treaty for garbage control at sea, known as MARPOL 73/78 Annex V.
Clean Ships, Clean Ports, Clean Oceans explores the challenge of translating Annex V into workable laws and regulations for all kinds of ships and boats, from cruise ships to fishing crafts and recreational boats. The volume examines how existing resources can be leveraged into a comprehensive strategy for compliance, including integrated waste management systems and effective enforcement.
Clean Ships, Clean Ports, Clean Oceans describes both progress toward and obstacles to Annex V compliance. The book covers
Clean Ships, Clean Ports, Clean Oceans will be important to marine policymakers, port administrators, ship operations officers, maritime engineers, and marine ecologists.
Table of Contents
|1 DIMENSIONS OF THE CHALLENGE AND U.S. PROGRESS||13-31|
|2 SOURCES, FATES, AND EFFECTS OF SHIPBORNE GARBAGE||32-62|
|4 ELEMENTS OF AN IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY||83-139|
|5 INTEGRATING VESSEL AND SHORESIDE GARBAGE MANAGEMENT||140-172|
|6 EDUCATION AND TRAINING||173-190|
|7 OVERARCHING ISSUES AFFECTING ANNEX V IMPLEMENTATION||191-209|
|8 MEASURING PROGRESS IN IMPLEMENTATION OF ANNEX V||210-221|
|9 NATIONAL STRATEGY||222-239|
|10 FEDERAL ACTION TO IMPROVE IMPLEMENTATION OF ANNEX V||240-254|
|Appendix A: Committee on Shipborne Wastes Biographical Information||255-262|
|Appendix B: Annex V of MARPOL 73/78||263-312|
|Appendix C: The International Law of the Sea: Implications for Annex V Implementation||313-320|
|Appendix D: Time Line for U.S. Implementation of Annex V||321-323|
|Appendix E: Characteristics of Annex V Special Areas||324-331|
|Appendix F: Ecological Effects of Marine Debris||332-342|
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