Special maritime zones enable coastal States to participate more actively in the protection of the natural environment.
Once the offence has been detected, the information must be transferred to the relevant authorities.
Once an offence has been reported, the offender must be prosecuted and proven guilty.
The reinforcement of France's policy of repression against operational discharge.
Convictions for voluntary discharge of oil in the States which take legal action against offenders
Presentation of international and European texts which govern operational discharge.
Cooperation between States involved is essential within the limits of the prerogatives and responsibilities of each State.