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NIO to implement ballast water reporting system at major ports

12 June 2011

PANAJI:Goa-based National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) has decided to implement ballast water reporting system at major ports in India following media reports about threat arising from transfer of such water from one ocean to another during earthquakes. “NIO has plans to implement electronic ballast water reporting at the major ports in India to facilitate ballast water risk assessment,” said Union Minister of State for Science and Technology, Ashwani Kumar. Talking to reporters, Kumar said that the possibility about the threat arising from transfer of ballast water from one ocean to another surfaced in the media recently when the earthquake in Japan led to leakage of radioactive material from nuclear power plants into nearby marine waters. The minister said that the marine bio invasion through shipping activities is a major concern for the health of the ocean and functioning of marine ecosystems…..

Read more: http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/news/nio-to-implement-ballast-water-reporting-system-at-major-ports/723897.html

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Written by csirindia

June 16, 2011 at 5:44 am

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