Accession Number : ADA325351

Title :   A Study of the Introduction of Aquatic Nuisance Species by Vessels Entering the Great Lakes and Canadian Waters Adjacent to the United States.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : WILLIAMS COLL MYSTIC CT MARITIME STUDIES PROGRAM

Personal Author(s) : Reid, Donald M. ; Carlton, James T.

PDF Url : ADA325351

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : This study investigated the extent to which shipping contributes to the introduction of nonindigenous species into the Great Lakes and adjacent Canadian ports, potential options for controlling such introductions, and the issue of whether this problem is of regional or national concern. It complements 'The Shipping Study - The Role of Shipping in the Introduction of Nonindigenous Aquatic Organisms to the Coastal Waters of the United States. Data on shipping traffic patterns and ballast water management practices were collected, and estimates were made of the amount and sources of ballast water released in the Great Lakes and adjacent Canadian ports.

Descriptors :   *CANADA, *AQUATIC ANIMALS, *GREAT LAKES, *BALLAST, UNITED STATES, FOREIGN, MANAGEMENT, TRANSPORT, PATTERNS, WATER TRAFFIC, SEDIMENTS, SHIPPING.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE