Investing in water ballast management

The federal government is hoping to slow the spread of aquatic invasive species through a recently launched innovative ballast water management program.

Announced Feb. 22 by transport minister Omar Alghabra, the program will invest $12.5 million towards research, expertise, and solutions that would help deter the transport of invasive species in ballasts. Currently, cooler water temperatures and heavy sedimentation create a challenge for ballast water systems.

Most aquatic invasive species in the Great Lakes were transported by ballasts from…READ MORE

by Jeff Helsdon

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