Answer to Question #56801 in Other Economics for George
What is Ballast water contamination?
Ballast water is a water, carried in the ships’ ballast tanks to improve stability and balance of the ship. This water is pumped in at the geographical location 1 and pumped out at geographical location 2. So that this water can contain materials and microorganism, which are exotic to the geographical location 2. Potentially it can cause extensive ecological and economic damage to the aquatic ecosystems with human health issues.