The 2022 Report to Congress on Commercial Vessel Ballast Water Management authored by the National Ballast Information Clearinghouse and US Coast Guard is now available for download. This report describes the status and trends of ballast water management and detection rates of ballast water mediated introductions. It combines two reporting periods, 2018-2019 and 2020-2021 as called for by the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA).
Citation and DOI link for download:
National Ballast Information Clearinghouse and United States Coast Guard. 2022. Commercial Vessel Ballast Water Management: Report to Congress, September 30, 2022. Washington, D.C.: United States Department of Homeland Security. https://doi.org/10.5479/10088/115375