Fulmar Litter EcoQO Monitoring in the Netherlands 1979-2008 in relation to EU Directive 200/59/EC on Port Reception Facilities

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Abstract

Operational and cargo related wastes from ships are an important source of litter in the marine environment in the southern North Sea and cause serious economical and ecological damage. Inadequacies in the ship to shore waste delivery procedures are considered a major factor in illegal discharges. The European Union therefore addressed the problem with the Directive on Port Reception Facilities (Directive 2000/59/EC). Obligatory waste delivery to shore and indirect financing of the costs are key-elements of the Directive to stimulate and enforce proper disposal of shipwaste in harbours. Monitoring the effect of the EU Directive is required. In the Netherlands, the Ministry of VenW commissions regular updates of Dutch data in the Fulmar-Litter monitoring database maintained by IMARES.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTexel
PublisherIMARES
Number of pages40
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameReport / IMARES Wageningen UR
PublisherIMARES
No.C027/10

Keywords

  • water pollution
  • wastes
  • waste management
  • waste disposal sites
  • waste treatment
  • ships
  • refuse
  • harbours
  • aquatic ecology
  • north sea

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