Glossary

Term Definition
MAB

Maximum Allowable Biomass

MAGAP

Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería, Acuacultura y Pesca

MAP

Mangrove Action Project

MARD

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

MAY

Maximum Annual Yield

MCSE

monitoring, control, surveillance, and enforcement

MCY

Maximum Constant Yield

MD

management-deficient (fishery)

MDs

Movement Documents

MEC

Marine Environmental Classification (New Zealand)

MEP

Ministry of Environmental Protection

MERP

Marine Environmental Research Program

MF-IMAP

Marine Finfish Integrated Management of Aquaculture Plans

MGSA

Ministerial Group for Sustainable Aquaculture

MIS

management information system

ML

Maldives

MLS

minimum landing size

MMAF

Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries

MOA

memorandum of agreement

MOAC

Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand

MOM

 Matfiskanlegg Overvåkning Modellering

MOM-B

 Matfiskanlegg Overvåkning Modellering in the production zone

MOM-C

 Matfiskanlegg Overvåkning Modellering in the transition zone

MONRE

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

MOU

memorandum of understanding

MPA

marine protected area

MPEDA

Marine Products Export Development Authority

MPI

Ministry for Primary Industries (New Zealand Government)

MRAG

Marine Resources and Fisheries Consultants

MRC

Mekong River Commission

MRI

Marine Research Institute

MRL

Maximum Residue Level

MS

Marine Scotland 

MSA

Magnuson Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act

MSC Full Assessment

is an assessment process for getting global certification and eco-label for sustainable and well managed fisheries. If the fisheries pass the assessment, they will be awarded MSC certification. The MSC is the world’s leading certification and ecolabelling program for sustainable seafood.

MSPEA

Maldives Seafood Processors and Exporters Association

MSS

Marine Scotland Science

MSY

maximum sustainable yield

MWQI

Marine Water Quality Index

MaPP

Marine Planning Partnership for the North Pacific Coast 

MoE

Ministry of Environment

MoEF

Ministry of Environment and Forestry

MoFL

Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock

MoWR

Ministry of Water Resources