Aquatic Invasive Species


Reduce the risk of introducing and propagating aquatic invasive organisms and pathogens associated with ballast water discharges and biofouling.


This indicator does not apply to companies operating ships which pose no risk of introducing or propagating aquatic invasive species through the intermediary of ballast water (e.g. ships which do not use ballast, short haul ferries, barges, etc.).


Each level’s criteria can vary for domestic and international ship owners, therefore the criteria are presented separately; the international ship owners’ criteria are below the domestic ship owners’ criteria.

See below the criteria each ship owner has to fulfill to achieve each level of performance.

Aquatic Invasive Species
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