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.

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Benthic habitat
Choke species
Climate change
Common Fisheries Policy (CFP)
Community diversity
Cultural heritage
Cultural services
Demersal fishery
Ecosystem-based fisheries management (EBFM)
Endangered, Threatened and Protected (ETP) species
Essential fish habitat
Fish migration
Fisheries governance
Fishing community
Food security
Gross Value Added (GVA)
Invasive species
Landing Obligation
Management measure
Management Strategy
Marine aggregate extraction
Marine litter
Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)
Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD)
Mixed fishery
New species
Offshore wind farm (OWF)
Participatory governance
Pelagic fishery
Policy Instrument
Spatial distribution change
Transparent governance
Trophic interactions
Vulnerable Marine Ecosystem (VME)

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