The Convention prohibits the use of harmful organotins in anti-fouling paints used on ships and establishes a mechanism to prevent the potential future use of other harmful substances in anti-fouling systems.
The Commonwealth legislation giving effect to this convention is the Protection of the Sea (Harmful Anti-fouling Systems) Act 2006.
The Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter 1972 (the London Convention).
Also the 1996 Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter 1972, the ‘London Protocol'.
The London Convention and London Protocol aim to take all practicable steps to prevent pollution of the sea by dumping of wastes and other matter by prohibiting the dumping of wastes at sea (with the exception of some wastes which may be dumped if granted a permit).
The convention is implemented in legislation and enforced by the >Department of Agriculture, and Water and the Environment.