Marine Pollution: Its Causes, Consequences and Cure

Posted: 1 Mar 2013

Date Written: March 14, 2012


This article explains the causes, consequences and cure of Marine pollution. Three different kinds of marine pollution have been categorised – caused through land, caused through air and caused by means of transportation. The pollutants from the land like industrial wastes and other wastes are discharged into sewerage and more untreated waters of from fertilizer and pesticide run off from agricultural lands which further is disposed into the waterways. Daily use of plastics is also contributing to the marine pollution. Oil spills and negligent acts of the transporters of the oil have a hazardous impact on marine life. Microorganisms and other animals eat the plastic assuming it as food and die off. There are many different enacted legislations which have provided for the prevention of the environment. This paper shall chalk out the steps to prevent the pollution that has been caused by endless pollutants.

Keywords: Marine Pollution, Prevention, Marine Garbage, IMO, Indian Seas, Pollution Prevention

JEL Classification: K3, K30, K32, K33

Suggested Citation

Singh, Raja, Marine Pollution: Its Causes, Consequences and Cure (March 14, 2012). Available at SSRN: or

Raja Singh (Contact Author)

Leiden University ( email )


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