Tackling Marine Debris In The 21st Century

Author: Committee on the Effectiveness of International and National Measures to Prevent and Reduce Marine Debris and Its Impacts
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309126977
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Marine debris from ships and other ocean-based sources-including trash and lost fishing gear-contributes to the spoiling of beaches, fouling of surface waters and the seafloor, and harm to marine animals, among other effects. Unfortunately, international conventions and domestic laws intended to control marine debris have not been successful, in part because the laws, as written, provide little incentive to change behavior. This book identifies ways to reduce waste, improve waste disposal at ports, and strengthen the regulatory framework toward a goal of zero waste discharge into the marine environment. Progress will depend on a commitment to sustained funding and appropriate institutional support. The Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee should, through planning and prioritization, target research to understand the sources, fates, and impacts of marine debris. It should support the establishment of scalable and statistically rigorous protocols that allow monitoring at a variety of temporal and spatial scales. These protocols should contain evaluative metrics that allow assessment of progress in marine debris mitigation. The United States, through leadership in the international arena, should provide technical assistance and support for the establishment of additional monitoring and research programs worldwide.

Title 33 Navigation And Navigable Waters Parts 125 To 199 Revised As Of July 1 2013

Author: Office of The Federal Register, Enhanced by IntraWEB, LLC
Publisher: IntraWEB, LLC
ISBN: 9780160919763
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The Code of Federal Regulations Title 33 contains the codified United States Federal laws and regulations that are in effect as of the date of the publication pertaining to navigation, flood control, and water resources for the navigable waters in and around the United States, including the Everglades. Covers drinking water policies, aquatic plant control, dumping, dredging, wreck removal, and Federal involvement in the engineering, maintenance and flood control of seaways, levees, canals, dams, rivers, lakes and so on.

Challenges Of The Changing Arctic

Author: Myron H. Nordquist
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004314252
Size: 15.12 MB
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Challenges of the Changing Arctic: Continental Shelf, Navigation, and Fisheries is part of a series of publications on oceans law and policy associated with the Center for Oceans Law and Policy, University of Virginia.