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The UK Maritime and Coast Guard Agency (MCA) has published an updated document containing Frequently Asked Questions on the subject of Ballast Water Management.

The uncontrolled spread of nonindigenous species continues to be an important concern for the marine industry studies of the impacts of the spread of nonindigenous invasive species are frequently published. In response regulations mandating the treatment of ship’s ballast water have been promulgated. The ballast water treatment market and regulatory framework for compliance continues to expand with new ballast water management systems being developed.

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This FAQ has been developed based upon queries received from interested stakeholders. Updates will be made to this document based up on feedback from stakeholders. You are therefore advised to check back on this document periodically. Updates since the last iteration of the Ballast Water FAQ’s have been highlighted in yellow.