Glossary

Welcome to the SEAwise Glossary. This page provides definitions for fisheries- and marine-related terms used in our reports and other communications which may be understood differently by different people, and so may benefit from clarification. Related words and phrases are also provided, which are relevant to the concept being defined but do not necessarily mean the same thing.

If you would like to suggest a term to add to the Glossary, please get in touch with us via info@seawiseproject.org.

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Benthic habitat
Biodiversity
Bycatch
Choke species
Climate change
Community diversity
Cultural heritage
Cultural services
Demersal fishery
Depredation
Ecosystem-based fisheries management (EBFM)
Endangered, Threatened and Protected (ETP) species
Essential fish habitat
Eutrophication
Fish migration
Fisheries governance
Fishing community
Food security
Hydrodynamics
Income
Invasive species
Marine aggregate extraction
Marine litter
Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)
Mixed fishery
New species
Offshore wind farm (OWF)
Overexploitation
Participatory governance
Pelagic fishery
Productivity
Spatial distribution change
Transparent governance
Trophic interactions
Vulnerable Marine Ecosystem (VME)

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