Recognizing the vast amount of pollutants in the hydrosphere.
Defining a maritime pollutant as a pollutant that affects the hydrosphere or on its organisms. These pollutants are limited to substance added directly to the hyrdosphere through methods like dumping or runoff. Airborne pollutants are exempt.
Wishing to monitor and record the sources and track the severity of pollutants in the hydrosphere.
Requires all governmental organizations to keep a record of any and all pollutants added by them to the hydrosphere.
Encourages governments to legislate private corporations to keep a record themselves.
Requires the record to be accessible to anyone who wishes to view it. This includes other governments or citizens.
Mandating that member nations above the recorded international average must reduce their maritime pollutant production 5% by the end of the fiscal year.