The Necessity of Adoption of New National Regulations to Prevent the Pollution of Croatian Coastal Sea by Sewage from Various Vessels
Keywords:Vessel sewage, Sewage treatment plant, Pollution, Legislation
This paper addresses international, Croatian and EU legislation on the prevention of sea water pollution by sewage from vessels. The paper also highlights the disadvantages of international legislation on the protection of coastal sea against pollution by vessel sewage. International legislation is enacted at the global level rather than for each individual coastal sea due to each sea having different exposure to pollution. Either the insufficiently comprehensive national legislation needs to be amended or, more suitably and effectively in the case of the Republic of Croatia, new rules regulating the prevention of coastal sea pollution at the national level and the prevention of negative influence on the marine eco-system, human health and economy established.