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Aware of the potential threats of sea transport for the environment, the European Union and its member countries have already defined a lot of regulations to improve the prevention, detection and mitigation of marine pollutions. Moreover, some international agreements prepared by the United Nations or the International Maritime Organisation also contribute to define the basic measure to reduce those pollutions.

United Nations convention on the law of the sea

Water Framework Directive : directive 2000/60/EC of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for community action in the field of water policy

List of priority substances : decision 2455/2001/EC of 20 November 2001 establishing the list of priority substances in the field of water policy and amending directive 2000/60/EC