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GloBallast Partnerships Programme
GloBallast Partnerships Programme.
Building Partnerships to Assist Developing Countries to Reduce the Transfer of Harmful Aquatic Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water, simply referred to as GloBallast Partnerships (GBP), was initiated in late 2007 and is intended to build on the progress made in the original project. This was initially planned as a five-year project, from October 2007 to October 2012, but was extended until June 2017.

Aquatic Invasive Species Network - Pacific Ballast Water Group
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission.
Provides full text presentations.

Federal Government

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.
See also: GLERL Technical Reports for more reports

Ballast Water Management to Combat Invasive Species (Updated Apr 10, 2012; PDF | 262 KB)
Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
Congressional Research Service Report RL32344.

International Government

Canadian Ballast Water Program
Transport Canada.

Implementation Tasks: Ballast Water
European Maritime Safety Agency.

State Government

Marine Invasive Species Program
California State Lands Commission.

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

Ballast Water Reporting - Frequently Asked Questions
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

Water Permits and Forms - Vessel Discharge
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

Ballast Water Discharges: Protecting New York's Waters from Invasive Species
New York Department of Environmental Conservation.
Reprinted and provided by: Clear Waters Magazine (Fall 2011, Vol. 41, No. 3)

Ballast Water Program
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.


West Coast Ballast Outreach
University of California - Davis.

Ballast Water Background
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sea Grant. Center for Coastal Resources.


Stemming the Tide: Controlling Introductions of Nonindigenous Species by Ships' Ballast Water (1996)
National Research Council. Committee on Ships' Ballast Operations.
Provides full text monograph.

Invasive Species in Ballast Water
Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council.

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