MD

DNR Maryland Department of Natural Resources


NEPA

National Environmental Policy Act

NMFS

National Marine Fisheries Service

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NPDES

National Pollution Discharge Elimination System

NRC

National Research Council


OIE

Office International des Epizooties


PRPB

Puerto Rico’s Planning Board

PCR

Polymerase chain reaction

PVC

Polyvinyl chloride


QPX

Quahog parasite X


RLO

Rickettsiales-like organism


SAV

Submerged aquatic vegetation

SPS

Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures


UNCLOS

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

US FWS

US Fish and Wildlife Service


VEPCO

Virginia Electric and Power Company

VIMS

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

VMRC

Virginia Marine Resources Commission

VSC

Virginia Seafood Council


WTO

World Trade Organization



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