Turkey — home to some of the world’s busiest waterways — has announced a new set of fines that will see maritime polluters pay about a third more than before.

The 36% across-the-board hike, effective for all ship types throughout 2022, was declared in the official government gazette on 21 December, lawyer and consulting company Enesyel Partners notified clients in a newsletter on Thursday.

According to shipping sources in Istanbul, this increase is about three times steeper than the annual increases of about 10% that Turkey imposed in each of the two preceding years.