IMO press release announcing BWM Convention ratification

BALLAST WATER Le 08-09-2016
08-09-2016

Global treaty to halt invasive aquatic species to enter into force in 2017

Accession by Finland has triggered the entry into force of a key international measure for environmental protection that aims to stop the spread of potentially invasive aquatic species in ships’ ballast water. 

The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention) will enter into force on 8 September 2017