B
Acronyms

APPS Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships

CCAMLR Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources

COA Certificate of Adequacy

CWA Clean Water Act

DFG Derelict Fishing Gear

EEZ Exclusive Economic Zone

EPA Environmental Protection Agency

ESA Endangered Species Act

ETP Eastern Tropical Pacific

FAD Fish Aggregating Device

FIR Flotsam Information Record

FMC Fishery Management Council

FMP Fishery Management Plan

HELCOM Helsinki Commission

IATTC Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission

ICCAT International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas



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B Acronyms APPS Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships CCAMLR Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources COA Certificate of Adequacy CWA Clean Water Act DFG Derelict Fishing Gear EEZ Exclusive Economic Zone EPA Environmental Protection Agency ESA Endangered Species Act ETP Eastern Tropical Pacific FAD Fish Aggregating Device FIR Flotsam Information Record FMC Fishery Management Council FMP Fishery Management Plan HELCOM Helsinki Commission IATTC Inter­American Tropical Tuna Commission ICCAT International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas 

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 TACKLING MARINE DEBRIS IN THE ST CENTURY IMDCC Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee IMO International Maritime Organization IOTC Indian Ocean Tuna Commission ISO International Organization for Standardization MARPOL International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 MDRPRA Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act MEPC (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee MERP Marine Entanglement Research Program MPPRCA Marine Plastic Pollution Research and Control Act MPRSA Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act MSFCMA Magnuson­Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act NMDMP National Marine Debris Monitoring Program NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NPS National Park Service NRC National Research Council NWHI Northwestern Hawaiian Islands ODA Ocean Dumping Act RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act RFMO Regional Fisheries Management Organization TMDL Total Maximum Daily Load USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers USCG U.S. Coast Guard WCPFC Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission WCPO Western and Central Pacific Ocean