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Current State of Understanding about the Effectiveness of Ballast Water Exchange (BWE) in Reducing Aquatic Nonindigenous Species (ANS) Introductions to the Great Lakes Basin and Chesapeake Bay, USA: Synthesis and Analysis of Existing Information (Sep 2007; PDF | 4.5 MB)
U.S. Government Printing Office. Federal Depository Library Program Electronic Collection Archive.
Compiled and Edited by Gregory Ruiz and David Reid, NOAA Technical Memorandum GLERL-142.

Ballast Water Management to Combat Invasive Species (Updated Jun 20, 2007; PDF | 111 KB)
National Council for Science and the Environment. National Library for the Environment.
Congressional Research Service Report RL32344.
Identification/Description; Introduction History; Impacts; Dispersion; Legal Aspects

Ballast Water: Invasive Species
EPA. Wastewater Management.
Taxonomy; Introduction History; Impacts; Dispersion; Controls; Legal Aspects

Ballast Water Management in the Great Lakes Reduces the Introduction of Aquatic Invasive Species: Fisheries and Oceans Canada Study
Fisheries and Oceans Canada.


Marine Invasive Species Program
California Department of Fish and Game. Office of Spill Prevention and Response.
Dispersion; Special Note: Database

Marine Invasive Species Program
California State Lands Commission.
Controls; Legal Aspects

Ballast Water
Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources. Division of Aquatic Resources.

Ballast Water Frequently Asked Questions
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.
Identification/Description; Impacts; Controls; Legal Aspects

Vessel Discharge (Ballast Water) Program
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Photographs; Illustrations; Impacts; Legal Aspects

Ballast Water Discharges: Protecting New York's Waters from Invasive Species
New York Department of Environmental Conservation.
Introduction History; Impacts; Legal Aspects


West Coast Ballast Outreach
University of California - Davis.

Ballast Water Background
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sea Grant. Center for Coastal Resources.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Dispersion; Controls; Legal Aspects


Ballast Water Management - Position Paper (Mar 2007; PDF | 58 KB)
American Association of Port Authorities.
Impacts; Controls; Legal Aspects

Ballast Water
European Maritime Safety Agency.
Impacts; Controls; Legal Aspects

Global Ballast Water Management Programme (GloBallast)
International Maritime Organization. Global Environment Facility.
Illustrations; Impacts; Life Cycle; Dispersion; Controls; Legal Aspects; Special Note: Contains full text monographs and other publications.

Great Ships Initiative
Northeast-Midwest Institute.
Impacts; Controls; Research

Stemming the Tide: Controlling Introductions of Nonindigenous Species by Ships' Ballast Water (1996)
National Research Council. Committee on Ships' Ballast Operations.
Identification/Description; Illustrations; Impacts; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls; Special Note: Full text monograph.

Pacific Ballast Water Group
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission.
Impacts; Controls; Special Note: Contains full text presentations.

Invasive Species in Ballast Water
Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Illustrations; Introduction History; Dispersion; Controls

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