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 Magnuson-Stevens 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



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