Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas (PSSA), 2017 Edition IA545E
by IMO - International Maritime Organization
A Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA) is an area of the marine environment that needs special protection through action by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) because of its significance for recognized ecological, socio-economic, or scientific attributes where such attributes may be vulnerable to damage by international shipping activities.
This publication presents:
– Revised PSSA Guidelines
– Revised Guidelines to submit a PSSA proposal to IMO
– Texts of MEPC resolutions by which fourteen PSSAs have been designated since 1990.