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Addressing Illegal Discharges in the Marine Environment

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m cover-illegal-dischargesSince Directive 2005/35/EC on ship-source pollution and on the introduction of penalties, including criminal penalties, for pollution offences was adopted, progress has been made by Member States in addressing illegal discharges in the marine environment.

This publication is intended to support authorities involved in the enforcement chain addressing illegal pollution (e.g. surveillance operators, inspectors and investigators, Port State Control Officers, law enforcement officials).

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