Glossary

Term Definition
501©(3)

US tax code section designating nonprofit status

AAA AQUACULTURE

Areas Autorizadas para el ejercicio de la Acuicultura

AAHRDD AQUACULTURE

Aquatic Animal Health Research and Development Division

AAR AQUACULTURE

Aquaculture Activities Regulations

ABC WILD CAPTURE

acceptable biological catch

ACE WILD CAPTURE

Annual Catch Entitlement – “property right, which gives the holder the right to take a certain weight of a fishstock during a fishing year”

ACFS AQUACULTURE

National Bureau of Agricultural Commodity and Food Standards, MOAC

ACRDP AQUACULTURE

Aquaculture Collaborative Research and Development Program

ADFG WILD CAPTURE

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

ADMB WILD CAPTURE

Automatic Differentiation Model Builder

AFSC WILD CAPTURE

Alaska Fisheries Science Center

AG-S-NZLL WILD CAPTURE

Argos Georgia Ltd, Sanford Ltd, New Zealand Longline Line Ltd

AGD AQUACULTURE

Amoebic Gill Disease

AHPND AQUACULTURE

Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Disease, formerly known as Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS)

AIMS AQUACULTURE

Aquaculture Improvement Management System

AIP

Aquaculture Improvement Project

AIPCE WILD CAPTURE

EU Fish Processors Association (Association des Industries du Poisson de l’UE)

ALC WILD CAPTURE

Automatic Location Communicator

AMA AQUACULTURE

Aquaculture Management Area

AMDAL AQUACULTURE

Environmental Impact Assesment - Analisa Mengenai Dampak. Lingkungan

APRI WILD CAPTURE

Indonesian Blue Swimming Crab Processors Association (APRI-Asosiasi Prosesing Rajungan Indonesia)

ASAP WILD CAPTURE

Age Structured Assessment Program

ASC

Aquaculture Stewardship Council

ASEAN

Association of Southeast Asian Nations

ASI WILD CAPTURE

Accreditation Services International – an independent accreditation body which delivers accreditation and other relevant services to the Forest Stewardship Council, the Marine Stewardship Council and other certification schemes worldwide.

ASPIC WILD CAPTURE

A Stock Production Model Incorporating Covariates

ATSEA WILD CAPTURE

Timor Seas Ecosystem Action program

B WILD CAPTURE

biomass

B0 WILD CAPTURE

Virgin/unfished biomass

B20% WILD CAPTURE

B20% B-virg. Level of spawning stock corresponding to a fraction (here 20%) of the unexploited biomass. Virgin biomass is estimated as the point where the replacement line for F=0 intersects the stock-recruitment relationship or as the biomass from a spawning stock per recruit curve when F=0 and average recruitment is assumed.

BMSY WILD CAPTURE

Biomass at MSY. Biomass corresponding to Maximum Sustainable Yield from a production model or from an age-based analysis using a stock recruitment model. Often used as a biological reference point in fisheries management, it is the calculated long-term average biomass value expected if fishing at FMSY.

Blim WILD CAPTURE

Limit reference point for spawning stock biomass (SSB). Below this value recruitment is expected to be ‘impaired’ or the stock dynamics are unknown. Below Blim there is a higher risk that the stock could “collapse”. The meaning of “collapse” is that the stock has reached a level where it suffers from severely reduced productivity.

Blrp WILD CAPTURE

a lower limit reference point for spawning stock biomass (SSB), for which Blim and B20% are commonly regarded as proxies.

Bpa WILD CAPTURE

precautionary reference point for spawning stock biomass (SSB). It is precautionary buffer to avoid that true SSB is at Blim when the perceived SSB is at Bpa. In general, management advice is aimed at avoiding the risk that the spawning stock falls below Bpa. However, Bpa should not be regarded as a target reference point (Btrp).

Btrp WILD CAPTURE

an upper target reference point for spawning stock biomass (SSB), for which BMSY and B40% are commonly regarded as proxies.

BAP AQUACULTURE

Best Aquaculture Practices

BAPEDAL AQUACULTURE

The Environmental Impact Management Agency - Badan Pengendalian Dampak Lingkungan

BAPPEDA AQUACULTURE

Regional Development Planning Agency - Badan Perencanaan Pembangunan Daerah

BAPPENAS AQUACULTURE

National Development Planning Agency - Badan Perencanaan Pembangunan Nasional

BBP2HP AQUACULTURE

Center for testing application of fishery products 

BCSFA AQUACULTURE

British Columbia Salmon Farmers Association

BFAR

Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources

BFT WILD CAPTURE

bluefin tuna

BG WILD CAPTURE

Buoy gear

BKD AQUACULTURE

Bacterial Kidney Disease

BKPM AQUACULTURE

The Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board - Badan Koordinasi Penanaman Modal

BKPMD AQUACULTURE

Regional Investment Coordinating Board - Badan Koordinasi Promosi dan Penanaman Modal Daerah

BLL WILD CAPTURE

bottom longline

BMP

Best Management Practices

BOD AQUACULTURE

Biological Oxygen Demand

BOMEC WILD CAPTURE

Benthic Optimized Marine Environment Classification

BPA WILD CAPTURE

benthic protection area

BRD WILD CAPTURE

Bycatch Reduction Device

BRSDM AQUACULTURE

Marine and Fisheries Research Affairs and Human Resources - Badan Riset Dan SDM Kelautan Dan Perikanan

BSAI WILD CAPTURE

Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

BSC WILD CAPTURE

blue swimming crab

BSFF AQUACULTURE

Bangladesh Shrimp and Fish Farmers Association

BSN

National Standardization Agency of Indonesia - Badan Standardisasi National

BSPA WILD CAPTURE

Baltic Sea Protected Areas

BSTI AQUACULTURE

Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institute

BT WILD CAPTURE

Ben Tre

BTC WILD CAPTURE

Ben Tre Co-op

CAA AQUACULTURE

Coastal Aquaculture Authority

CAD AQUACULTURE

Prevalencia de Centros de Alta Diseminación (High Dissemination Centers)

CAFS

Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences

CAIA AQUACULTURE

Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance

CAPPMA

China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Alliance

CAR AQUACULTURE

Controlled Activities Regulations

CAS

Chinese Academy of Sciences

CASS

Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions

CAY WILD CAPTURE

Current Annual Yield

CB WILD CAPTURE

certifying body

CBD

Convention on Biological Diversity

CBIB AQUACULTURE

Cara Budidaya Ikan yang Baik – Good Aquaculture Practices

CCA WILD CAPTURE

RFE Crab Catchers Association

CCAMLR WILD CAPTURE

Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources or Commission on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources

CCBSP WILD CAPTURE

Convention on the Conservation and Management of Pollock Resources in the Central Bering Sea

CCSBT WILD CAPTURE

Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna

CCT-RDZCS WILD CAPTURE

Comité Científico Técnico de Recursos Demersales de la Zona Centro-Sur (Scientific and Technical Committee for Demersal Resources of the South-Center Region) created under the New General Law on Fisheries and Aquaculture of Chile

CDS WILD CAPTURE

catch documentation scheme/systems

CEAA

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

CFIA

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

CIBA AQUACULTURE

The Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture 

CIQ

Chinese Inspection Quarantine

CKIB AQUACULTURE

Cara Karantina Ikan Yang Baik - Fish Quarantine Guidelines

CMS AQUACULTURE

Cardiomyopathy Syndrome

CNA AQUACULTURE

Cámara Nacional de Acuautura

CNEC

China National Fishery Technology Extension Centre

CNEMC AQUACULTURE

China National Environmental Monitoring Center

COMAPS AQUACULTURE

Coastal Monitoring and Prediction System

CONAMA AQUACULTURE

National Commission for the Environment

CP

Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Ltd

CPIB AQUACULTURE

Cara Pembenihan Ikan Yang Baik - Good Hatchery Practices

CPS AQUACULTURE

Preliminary Site Characteristics

CPUE WILD CAPTURE

catch per unit effort

CRPBN-JPE WILD CAPTURE

Comité Régional de Pêche de Basse Normandie

States of Jersey Department of Planning and Environment – Fisheries and Marine Resources

CSAS

Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat

CSRD AQUACULTURE

Coastal Resources for Sustainable Development 

Cd

Cadmium

CoC AQUACULTURE

Code of Conduct

CoGP AQUACULTURE

Code of Good Practice

DAH AQUACULTURE

Department of Animal Health

DARD AQUACULTURE

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

DD WILD CAPTURE

data-deficient

DE WILD CAPTURE

Denmark

DE-LJ WILD CAPTURE

Denmark Limfjord

DEEP AQUACULTURE

Department of Ecology and Environment Protection, Hainan 

DFHE

Division of Fish Health and Environment

DFISH

Directorate of Fisheries

DFO

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

DGA AQUACULTURE

Directorate General of Aquaculture

DIA AQUACULTURE

Declarations of Environmental Impact 

DJPB AQUACULTURE

Direktorat Jenderal Perikanan Budidaya (Directorate of Aquaculture)

DKP AQUACULTURE

Regional Department of Fisheries and Marine Affairs - Dinas Perikananan dan Kelautan Provinsi

DL WILD CAPTURE

drop/handline

DLD AQUACULTURE

Department of Livestock Development, MOAC, Thailand

DLHP AQUACULTURE

Provincial Environmental Service - Dinas Lingkungan Hidup Provinsi 

DO AQUACULTURE

Dissolved Oxygen

DONRE AQUACULTURE

Department of Natural Resources and Environment 

DPPO WILD CAPTURE

Danish Pelagic Producers Organization

DRB WILD CAPTURE

Boat dredges

DRB_dgb WILD CAPTURE

Digby dredges

DRH WILD CAPTURE

Hand dredges

DSFC AQUACULTURE

Division of Standard System for Fishery Commodities, DoF, Thailand

DTQS AQUACULTURE

Department of Technology and Quality Supervision

DWF WILD CAPTURE

distant water fishing

DWG WILD CAPTURE

Deepwater Group Ltd.

DWPE AQUACULTURE

detention without physical examination 

DoE AQUACULTURE

Department of Environment

DoF AQUACULTURE

Department of Fisheries

EA WILD CAPTURE

environmental assessment

EB WILD CAPTURE

environment and biodiversity

EBFM WILD CAPTURE

ecosystem-based fisheries management

EBM

ecosystem-based management (see also ESBM)

EC

European Commision

EDF WILD CAPTURE

Environmental Defense Fund

EEZ WILD CAPTURE

Exclusive Economic Zone/Economic Exclusion Zone

EFH WILD CAPTURE

essential fish habitat

EHK WILD CAPTURE

Erzeugergemeinschaft der Hochsee- und Kutterfischer GmbH – client group of a Baltic herring fishery in MSC assessment and a MSC-certified North Sea saithe fishery

EHN AQUACULTURE

Epizootic Hematopoietic Necrosis

EIA

Environmental Impact Assessment

EIP WILD CAPTURE

Ecosystem Improvement Partnership

EMP AQUACULTURE

Environmental Management Plan

EMS AQUACULTURE

Early Mortality Syndrome

EPO WILD CAPTURE

Eastern Pacific Ocean

EPRBA

Evaluación de Proyectos, Recursos Bioacuáticos y su Ambiente

EQS AQUACULTURE

Environmental Quality Standards

ERA WILD CAPTURE

Ecological Risk Assessment

ESB('000t) WILD CAPTURE

Exploitable stock biomass

ESBM WILD CAPTURE

ecosystem-based management (see also EBM)

ESC AQUACULTURE

Enteric septicemia

ETBF WILD CAPTURE

The Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery (ETBF) extends from Cape York, Queensland, to the South Australian/Victorian border and includes waters around Lord Howe and Norfolk Island and the high seas area under the region of concern of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC).

ETS AQUACULTURE

Effluent Treatment System

EU

European Union

EUS AQUACULTURE

Epizootic Ulcerative Syndrome 

EmBZ AQUACULTURE

Emamectin Benzoate

F WILD CAPTURE

fishing mortality

F0.1 WILD CAPTURE

F zero point one. The fishing mortality rate at which the marginal yield-per-recruit (i.e. the increase in yield-per-recruit in weight for an increase in one unit of fishing mortality) is only 10 percent of the marginal yield-per-recruit on the unexploited stock. The fishing mortality rate at which the slope of the yield-per-recruit curve is only one-tenth the slope of the curve at its origin.

Gulland J.A. and L.K. Boerema (1973): Scientific advice on catch levels. Fishery Bulletin, 71(2): 325-335 via http://www.fao.org/faoterm/viewentry/en/?entryId=98298​

FMSY WILD CAPTURE

The fishing mortality rate which, if applied constantly, would result in Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY).

Flim WILD CAPTURE

limit reference point for fishing mortality (mean over defined age range). The limit reference point for fishing mortality Flim is the fishing mortality that is expected to drive the stock to the biomass limit when it is maintained over time. This is exploitation rate that is expected to be associated with stock ‘collapse’ if maintained over a longer time.

Fpa WILD CAPTURE

precautionary reference point for fishing mortality (mean over defined age range). This is a precautionary buffer to avoid that true fishing mortality is at Flim when the perceived fishing mortality is at Fpa. In general, management advice is aimed at avoiding the risk that fishing mortality rate increases above Fpa.

Ftrp WILD CAPTURE

target fishing mortality in a management plan or management strategy.

FAD WILD CAPTURE

fish aggregating device/fish aggregation device/fish attracting device

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization (United Nations)

FAQ

frequently asked question

FCB AQUACULTURE

Faecal Coliform Bacteria

FCSTD AQUACULTURE

Fisheries Commodity Standard System and Traceability Division

FDA

Food and Drug Administration

FFA WILD CAPTURE

Forum Fisheries Agency

FGR

Fisheries General Regulations

FHI AQUACULTURE

Fish Health Inspectorate

FHL

National Federation of Fish and Aquaculture Industries

FHMP AQUACULTURE

Fish Health Management Plan

FICZ WILD CAPTURE

Falklands Interim Conservation and Management Zone

FIP

Fishery Improvement Project

FKNMS WILD CAPTURE

The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

FL FWC WILD CAPTURE

Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission

FLE AQUACULTURE

Framework Law on the Environment

FLNRO AQUACULTURE

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

FMA AQUACULTURE

Farm Management Area

FMA WILD CAPTURE

Fisheries Management Area

FMAg AQUACULTURE

Farm Management Agreement

FMD AQUACULTURE

Fry Movement Document

FMP WILD CAPTURE

fishery management plan

FMS AQUACULTURE

Farm Management Statement

FOCZ WILD CAPTURE

Falkland Islands Outer Conservation Zone

FPO WILD CAPTURE

Faroese Pelagic Organization

FQIA

Fish Quarantine and Inspection Agency

FR WILD CAPTURE

France

FR-BN WILD CAPTURE

France Basse Normandie

FRML WILD CAPTURE

Fishing-related mortality limit (New Zealand)

FRQR WILD CAPTURE

Federación Regional de Sociedades Cooperativas de la
Industria Pesquera del Estado de Quintana Roo, S.C. de R. L. (Regional Federation of Fishing
Cooperatives in Quintana Roo)

FYP

Five Year Plan

G-PB WILD CAPTURE

JSC Gidrostroy and Polar Bear Seafoods – client of a Russian salmon fishery in MSC assessment

GAA

Global Aquaculture Alliance

GAADPC AQUACULTURE

Guangdong Provincial Aquatic Animal Disease Prevention and Control Center

GADGET WILD CAPTURE

Globally applicable Area Disaggregated General Ecosystem Toolbox

GAP AQUACULTURE

Good Aquaculture Practices

GB-J WILD CAPTURE

Great Britain Jersey

GDEP AQUACULTURE

Guangdong Provincial Department of Environmental Protection

GDOF AQUACULTURE

Guangdong Provincial Department of Ocean and Fisheries

GE WILD CAPTURE

Germany

GERPARI AQUACULTURE

Independent Fish Feed Movement - Gerakan Pakan Ikan Mandiri 

GFCM WILD CAPTURE

The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean is a Regional Fishery Management Organization (RFMO) consisting of 23 member countries along with the European Union, aiming “to promote the development, conservation, rational management and best utilization of living marine resources, as well as the sustainable development of aquaculture in the Mediterranean, Black Sea and connecting waters”.

GFSI WILD CAPTURE

Global Food Safety Initiative

GIFT AQUACULTURE

Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia

GIS

geographic information system

GLFA AQUACULTURE

General Law of Fisheries and Aquaculture

GLFC WILD CAPTURE

Great Lakes Fishery Commission

GMFMC WILD CAPTURE

Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council

GMO AQUACULTURE

Genetically Modified Organism

GMP AQUACULTURE

Good Manufacturing Practice

GOC WILD CAPTURE

Gulf of California

GOH WILD CAPTURE

Global Ocean Health

GOM WILD CAPTURE

Gulf of Mexico

GP WILD CAPTURE

Glaciar Pesquera S.A

GPMT AQUACULTURE

The Indonesian Feedmills Association - Gabungan Perusahaan Makanan Ternak

GSA WILD CAPTURE

Geographical Sub-Areas in the Mediterranean Sea region, as defined by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM). There are 30 GSAs in the Mediterranean, Black Sea and connecting waters.

GSC WILD CAPTURE

Global Steering Committee

GSGSSI WILD CAPTURE

Government of Southern Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

GTC WILD CAPTURE

Global Trust Certification

GY WILD CAPTURE

Guyana

GiLS AQUACULTURE

Genomics in Sea lice and Salmon

H2O2 AQUACULTURE

Hydrogen Peroxide

HACCP

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points

HAPC WILD CAPTURE

habitat area of particular concern

HCR WILD CAPTURE

harvest control rule

HELCOM WILD CAPTURE

Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission

HG WILD CAPTURE

Heiploeg Group

HMA WILD CAPTURE

Hoki Management Areas are defined in the New Zealand Hoki fishery with the aim to to improve stock recruitment. Comprise closed areas to hoki fishing but are accessible to other species fishing.

HMFD AQUACULTURE

Hainan Marine and Fishery Department

HMS WILD CAPTURE

highly migratory species

HPM AQUACULTURE

Hepatopancreatic microsporidiosis

HSMI AQUACULTURE

Heart and Skeletal Muscle Inflammation

HSS WILD CAPTURE

Harvest Strategy Standard

HTSA AQUACULTURE

Hainan Tilapia Sustainability Alliance 

Harvest rate WILD CAPTURE

(= harvest ratio) ratio between landings or catch in weight and stock (spawning, fishable/total) estimated biomass.

IATTC WILD CAPTURE

The Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission

ICAFIS AQUACULTURE

International Collaborating Centre for Agriculture and Fisheries Sustainability

ICAR AQUACULTURE

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research

ICCAT WILD CAPTURE

International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas

ICES

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), which is a network of more than 1600 scientists from 200 institutes linked by an intergovernmental agreement (the ICES Convention) to add value to national research efforts. ICES is the prime source of scientific advice on the marine ecosystem to governments and international regulatory bodies that manage the North Atlantic Ocean and adjacent seas.

IDH

Dutch Sustainable Trade Initiative

IFFO

International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Organization

IFOP WILD CAPTURE

Instituto de Fomento Pesquero – Chilean fisheries research institute

IFQ WILD CAPTURE

individual fishing quota

IFREMER WILD CAPTURE

French Research Institute for Exploration of the Sea

IHHN AQUACULTURE

Infectious Hypodermal and Haematopoietic Necrosis

IHHNV AQUACULTURE

Infectious Hypodermal and Haematopoietic Necrosis Virus

IHN AQUACULTURE

Infectious Haematopoietic Necrosis

ILUFA WILD CAPTURE

Inti Fajar Luhur Abadi

IMAP AQUACULTURE

Integrated Management of Aquaculture Plans

IMN AQUACULTURE

Infectious Myonecrosis

INCOIS

Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services

INP

Instituto Nacional de Pesca

INTESAL AQUACULTURE

Instituto Tecnológico del Salmón of Salmonchile

IO WILD CAPTURE

Indian Ocean

IOM AQUACULTURE

Integrated Operating Module

IOTC WILD CAPTURE

Indian Ocean Tuna Commission

IP AQUACULTURE

Intra Peritoneal injection

IPHC WILD CAPTURE

International Pacific Halibut Commission

IPN AQUACULTURE

Infectious Pancreatic Necrosis

IPSARD AQUACULTURE

Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development 

IR WILD CAPTURE

Ireland

IRBA AQUACULTURE

Investigación de los Recursos Bioacuaticos y su Ambiente

ISA AQUACULTURE

Infectious Salmon Anemia

ISAV AQUACULTURE

Infectious Salmon Anemia Virus

ISC WILD CAPTURE

International Scientific Community

ISIS WILD CAPTURE

International Species Information System

ISSF WILD CAPTURE

International Seafood Sustainability Foundation

ITQ WILD CAPTURE

individual transferable quota

IUU

illegal, unregulated, and unreported

IVQ WILD CAPTURE

individual vessel quota

IndoGAP AQUACULTURE

Indonesian Good Aquaculture Practices

JFA WILD CAPTURE

Japanese Fisheries Association

JFRCA WILD CAPTURE

Japan Fisheries Resources Conservation Association

JNRFC WILD CAPTURE

Joint Norwegian-Russian Fisheries Commission

JP-HK WILD CAPTURE

Japan Hokkaido

KKP

Kementerian Kelautan dan Perikanan (MMAF)

KML WILD CAPTURE

Kelola Mina Laut (Indonesian shrimp processor)

LCA WILD CAPTURE

length-cohort analysis

LDWF WILD CAPTURE

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

LEC WILD CAPTURE

Lake Erie Committee’s

LGPA WILD CAPTURE

Ley General de Pesca y Acuicultura de Chile (New General Law on Fisheries and Aquaculture)

LHM WILD CAPTURE

Handlines and pole-lines (mechanized)

LHM_pll WILD CAPTURE

Pole-lines mechanized

LHP WILD CAPTURE

Handlines and pole-lines (hand operated)

LHP_pll WILD CAPTURE

Pole-lines hand operated

LIPI AQUACULTURE

Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia

LK-RFM WILD CAPTURE

Limfjords Kompagniet A/S and Royal Frysk Muscheln GmbH – clients of a Danish mussel and oyster fishery in MSC assessment

LPUE WILD CAPTURE

landings per unit effort

LRP WILD CAPTURE

limit reference point

LSSI WILD CAPTURE

Lesser Sunda Sustainable Initiative

LTLF WILD CAPTURE

low trophic level fisheries

LVFO WILD CAPTURE

Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization

MAB

Maximum Allowable Biomass

MAGAP

Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería, Acuacultura y Pesca

MAP AQUACULTURE

Mangrove Action Project

MAP WILD CAPTURE

Multiannual Plan

MARD

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

MAY WILD CAPTURE

Maximum Annual Yield

MCSE WILD CAPTURE

monitoring, control, surveillance, and enforcement

MCY WILD CAPTURE

Maximum Constant Yield

MD WILD CAPTURE

management-deficient (fishery)

MDs AQUACULTURE

Movement Documents

MEC WILD CAPTURE

Marine Environmental Classification (New Zealand)

MEP AQUACULTURE

Ministry of Environmental Protection

MERP AQUACULTURE

Marine Environmental Research Program

MF-IMAP AQUACULTURE

Marine Finfish Integrated Management of Aquaculture Plans

MGSA AQUACULTURE

Ministerial Group for Sustainable Aquaculture

MIS WILD CAPTURE

management information system

ML WILD CAPTURE

Maldives

MLS WILD CAPTURE

minimum landing size

MMAF

Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries

MOA

memorandum of agreement

MOAC AQUACULTURE

Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand

MOM AQUACULTURE

 Matfiskanlegg Overvåkning Modellering

MOM-B AQUACULTURE

 Matfiskanlegg Overvåkning Modellering in the production zone

MOM-C AQUACULTURE

 Matfiskanlegg Overvåkning Modellering in the transition zone

MONRE AQUACULTURE

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

MOU

memorandum of understanding

MPA

marine protected area

MPEDA

Marine Products Export Development Authority

MPI WILD CAPTURE

Ministry for Primary Industries (New Zealand Government)

MRAG

Marine Resources and Fisheries Consultants

MRC

Mekong River Commission

MRI WILD CAPTURE

Marine Research Institute

MRL AQUACULTURE

Maximum Residue Level

MS

Marine Scotland 

MSA WILD CAPTURE

Magnuson Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act

MSC Full Assessment WILD CAPTURE

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 WILD CAPTURE

Maldives Seafood Processors and Exporters Association

MSS

Marine Scotland Science

MSY WILD CAPTURE

maximum sustainable yield

MWQI AQUACULTURE

Marine Water Quality Index

MaPP AQUACULTURE

Marine Planning Partnership for the North Pacific Coast 

MoE AQUACULTURE

Ministry of Environment

MoEF AQUACULTURE

Ministry of Environment and Forestry

MoFL

Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock

MoWR AQUACULTURE

Ministry of Water Resources

NAAHP AQUACULTURE

National Aquatic Animal Health Programme

NACA AQUACULTURE

Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific

NAFO WILD CAPTURE

Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization

NASCO

North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization

NAqDP AQUACULTURE

National Aquaculture Development Policies 

NBFGR AQUACULTURE

National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources

NCP AQUACULTURE

Plan Nacional de Control

NCZMA AQUACULTURE

National Coastal Zone Management Authority

NEA AQUACULTURE

Norwegian Environment Agency (Miljodirektoratet-Forside)

NEAFC WILD CAPTURE

North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission

NEPA WILD CAPTURE

National Environmental Policy Act

NESC WILD CAPTURE

Norway Export Seafood Council

NFDB

National Fisheries Development Board

NFI WILD CAPTURE

National Fisheries Institute

NGO

non-governmental organization

NIVA AQUACULTURE

Norwegian Institute for Water Research

NIWA WILD CAPTURE

National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research

NMFCA

The Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs

NMFS WILD CAPTURE

National Marine Fisheries Service

NMTIF

The Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

NOAA WILD CAPTURE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NPAFC WILD CAPTURE

North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission

NPFMC WILD CAPTURE

North Pacific Fishery Management Council

NPS WILD CAPTURE

National Park Service

NRCP AQUACULTURE

National Residue Control Program

NS WILD CAPTURE

Norges Sildesalgslag

NSFA

Norwegian Food Safety Authority

NSL

The Norwegian Seafood Association

NVE AQUACULTURE

The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate

NWCR WILD CAPTURE

North-Western Chatham Rise

NaCSA AQUACULTURE

National Center for Sustainable Aquaculture 

OA WILD CAPTURE

Ovenstone Agencies

ODDC WILD CAPTURE

Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission

ODP

Ocean Disclosure Project

OFL WILD CAPTURE

overfishing level

OIE AQUACULTURE

World Organization for Animal Health

OPRT WILD CAPTURE

Organization for the Promotion of Responsible Tuna Fisheries

OSPAR

The Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic

OT-TTC WILD CAPTURE

Ocean Trawlers – Three Town Capital

OY WILD CAPTURE

optimum yield

PACPI WILD CAPTURE

Philippine Association of Crab Processors (acc Phillips Seafood)

PARR AQUACULTURE

The Program for Aquaculture Regulatory Research

PBCL WILD CAPTURE

Pontchartrain Blue Crab of Louisiana

PCD AQUACULTURE

Pollution Control Department, MONRE, Thailand

PCR AQUACULTURE

Polymerase Chain Reaction

PD AQUACULTURE

Pancreas Disease

PFA WILD CAPTURE

Pelagic Freezer Trawlers Association

PFMC WILD CAPTURE

Pacific Fishery Management Council

PITIA WILD CAPTURE

Pacific Islands Tuna Industry Association

PL AQUACULTURE

Post Larvae

PNC AQUACULTURE

Plan Nacional de Control

PNCIMA AQUACULTURE

The Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area 

POP WILD CAPTURE

Productive Oceans Partnership

PPC AQUACULTURE

Provincial People Committee

PPM-WWF WILD CAPTURE

Productos Pesqueros de Matancitas S.A. de C.V. and the World Wildlife Fund.

PRC

People's Republic of China 

PRTR AQUACULTURE

Pollutant Release and Transfer Register

PSC WILD CAPTURE

Pacific Salmon Commission

QAAD AQUACULTURE

Quarterly Aquatic Animal Disease Reports

QFC WILD CAPTURE

Quantitative Fisheries Center

QMA WILD CAPTURE

Quota Management Area

QMS WILD CAPTURE

Quota Management System (New Zealand)

RAH WILD CAPTURE

Recommended Allowable Harvest

RAMA AQUACULTURE

Reglamento Ambiental de la Acuicultura

RASFF AQUACULTURE

Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed

RCT3 WILD CAPTURE

recruitment analysis program

RECOFI WILD CAPTURE

Regional Commission for Fisheries

REDD WILD CAPTURE

The United Nations Collaborative Program on Reducing Emissions
from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries

RESA AQUACULTURE

Sanitary Regulations for Aquaculture

RFE WILD CAPTURE

Russian Far East

RFMO WILD CAPTURE

regional fishery management organization

RIA2 AQUACULTURE

Research Institute for Aquaculture No.2

RMS AQUACULTURE

Running Mortality Syndrome

RPA WILD CAPTURE

Russian Pollock Association

RPSA WILD CAPTURE

Russian Pollock Sustainability Alliance

RSS WILD CAPTURE

RDF Site Summary (originally), now often called “Really Simple Syndication” – web feed formats

RU-II WILD CAPTURE

Russia Iturup Island

SMSY WILD CAPTURE

Spawning biomass at the maximum sustainable yield; also referred to as SSBMSY.

SAB WILD CAPTURE

Science Advisory Board

SAC

Scientific Advisory Committee

SAFE WILD CAPTURE

stock assessment and fishery evaluation

SAFMC WILD CAPTURE

South Atlantic Fisheries Management Council

SAG WILD CAPTURE

science advisory group

SAIC AQUACULTURE

Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre

SAP AQUACULTURE

Sustainable Aquaculture Program

SARF AQUACULTURE

Scottish Aquaculture Research Forum

SARPC WILD CAPTURE

Syndicat des Armements Réunionnais de Palangriers Congélateurs

SAV AQUACULTURE

Salmonid Alphavirus

SCA WILD CAPTURE

Seafood Choice Alliance

SCAA WILD CAPTURE

Statistical catch-at-age

SCAP AQUACULTURE

Southern Centre for Agricultural Policy

SCI AQUACULTURE

Shrimp Club Indonesia

SCNAI AQUACULTURE

Strategy for a Competitive Norwegian Aquaculture industry 

SEAFDEC

Southeast Asia Fisheries Development Center

SEAFO WILD CAPTURE

Southeast Atlantic Fisheries Organization

SEASL WILD CAPTURE

Seafood Exporters’ Association of Sri Lanka

SEPA AQUACULTURE

Scottish Environmental Protection Agency

SESNAI AQUACULTURE

The Strategy for an Environmentally Sustainable Norwegian Aquaculture Industry 

SFP

Sustainable Fisheries Partnership

SFPZ WILD CAPTURE

Svalbard Fishery Protection Zone

SGPVD AQUACULTURE

Salmon Gill Poxvirus Disease

SGSSI WILD CAPTURE

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

SH WILD CAPTURE

St. Helena

SHDA WILD CAPTURE

St Helena Development Agency

SIAC AQUACULTURE

Sistema Integral de Attención Ciudadana

SIBATIK AQUACULTURE

Fish Drug Information System - Sistem Informasi Obat Ikan

SIDA WILD CAPTURE

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

SIDI AQUACULTURE

Lake Indonesia Information System - Sistem Informasi Danau Indonesia

SIGES AQUACULTURE

Sistema Integrado de Gestión de Salmon Chile

SINAGAP AQUACULTURE

Ecuadorian Agro Information System

SINIA AQUACULTURE

The Sistema Nacional de Informacion Ambiental 

SIODFA WILD CAPTURE

Southern Indian Ocean Deepsea Fishers Association

SIOFA WILD CAPTURE

South Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement

SIUP

Fisheries Business License - Surat Izin Usaha Perikanan

SK/BC WILD CAPTURE

Sian Ka’an and Banco Chinchorro - Mexican biosphere reserves and location of spiny lobster fishery in MSC assessment

SKPT AQUACULTURE

Integrated Marine and Fisheries Centers - Sentra Kelautan dan Perikanan Terpadu

SLED WILD CAPTURE

Sea Lion Exclusion Devices

SNH AQUACULTURE

Scottish Natural Heritage

SNI

Indonesian National Standards - Standar Nasional Indonesia

SPANS WILD CAPTURE

Seafood Producers Association of Nova Scotia

SPC WILD CAPTURE

Secretariat of the Pacific Community

SPF AQUACULTURE

Specific Pathogen Free

SPPO WILD CAPTURE

Sveriges Pelagiska Producent Organisation – client of a Baltic and North Sea herring and sprat fishery in MSC assessment

SPR AQUACULTURE

Specific Pathogen Resistant

SPRFMO WILD CAPTURE

South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation

SPRI AQUACULTURE

Scottish Pollutant Release Inventory 

SPSG WILD CAPTURE

Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group

SRA WILD CAPTURE

Stock Reduction Analysis

SRS AQUACULTURE

Salmonid Rickettsial Septicaemia

SS AQUACULTURE

Suspended Solids

SSB WILD CAPTURE

Spawning Stock Biomass. The total weight of all fish (both males and females) in the population which contribute to reproduction.

SSFC AQUACULTURE

Surat Thani Shrimp Farmers Club

SSP AQUACULTURE

Sustainable Shrimp Program, Surat Thani Shrimp Farmers Club

SSPO AQUACULTURE

Scottish Salmon Producers Organization

STECF WILD CAPTURE

Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries

SU WILD CAPTURE

Suriname

SUBPESCA

Subsecretariat de Pesca (Chile)

SUMA AQUACULTURE

Sistema Único de Manejo Ambiental

SW WILD CAPTURE

Sweden

SWSFC WILD CAPTURE

South Wales Sea Fishery Committee

SakhNIRO WILD CAPTURE

Sakhalin Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography

TAC WILD CAPTURE

Total Allowable Catch. The TAC is the total catch allowed to be taken from a resource in a specified period (usually a year), as defined in the management plan. The TAC may be allocated to the stakeholders in the form of quotas as specific quantities or proportions.

TACC WILD CAPTURE

Total Allowable Commercial Catch

TAG WILD CAPTURE

technical advisory group

TCB AQUACULTURE

Total Coliform Bacteria

TCI WILD CAPTURE

Trust for Conservation Innovation

TCPG WILD CAPTURE

Thai Crab Product Group

TED WILD CAPTURE

Turtle Excluder Device

TER WILD CAPTURE

Tortugas Ecological Reserve

TFBZ AQUACULTURE

Teflubenzuron

TGC WILD CAPTURE

total global catch

TMANZ WILD CAPTURE

Tuna Management Association of New Zealand

TMSFA AQUACULTURE

Thai Marine Shrimp Farmers Association

TSFR AQUACULTURE

Thai Sustainable Fishmeal Roundtable

ThaiGAP AQUACULTURE

Thailand Good Aquaculture Practices

TiLV AQUACULTURE

Tilapia Lake Virus

Trash fish WILD CAPTURE

Discarded fish. Fish with little or no commercial value and not sorted by species before landing. Usually part of the trawlers’ by-catch. In the Gulf of Thailand, trash fish is used for aquaculture. It can also be used for fishmeal production. In many developing countries (e.g. China, India) it is used extensively for human consumption.

U('000t) WILD CAPTURE

Survey biomass index

UAG WILD CAPTURE

users advisory group

UKL AQUACULTURE

Environmental Management Measures - Upaya Pengelolaan Lingkungan

UN

United Nations

UNDP

United Nations Development Program

UNEP AQUACULTURE

United Nations Environment Program

UNGEF WILD CAPTURE

United Nations Global Environment Facility

UPL AQUACULTURE

Environmental Monitoring Measures - Upaya Pemantauan Lingkungan

UPT

Technical Implementation Units - Unit Pelaksana Teknis

UPTD AQUACULTURE

Regional Technical Implementation Unit - Unit Pelaksana Teknis Daerah Tingkat Provinsi

US-HI WILD CAPTURE

USA Hawaii

UWTV WILD CAPTURE

underwater television

VASEP

Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers

VBQPPL AQUACULTURE

Legal Normative Documents - Vietnam

VDD AQUACULTURE

Veterinary Drugs Directorate

VHS AQUACULTURE

Viral Haemorrhagic Septicaemia

VINAFIS

Vietnam Fisheries Association

VINAPA AQUACULTURE

Vietnam Pangasius Association

VME WILD CAPTURE

vulnerable marine ecosystem

VMS WILD CAPTURE

vessel monitoring system

VPA WILD CAPTURE

virtual population analysis

VietGAP AQUACULTURE

Vietnamese Good Agricultural Practices

WAHIS AQUACULTURE

World Animal Health Information System/Database

WB

World Bank

WCP WILD CAPTURE

Western and Central Pacific

WCPFC WILD CAPTURE

Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission

WCPO WILD CAPTURE

Western and Central Pacific Ocean/Western Central Pacific Ocean

WFD AQUACULTURE

Water Framework Directive

WFF WILD CAPTURE

Walton Family Foundation

WFOA WILD CAPTURE

American Western Fish Boat Owners Association

WFS AQUACULTURE

White Feces Syndrome

WJWSI AQUACULTURE

West Java Water Sustainability Index

WMS AQUACULTURE

White Muscle Syndrome

WPRFMC WILD CAPTURE

Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council

WSD AQUACULTURE

White Spot Disease

WTG WILD CAPTURE

Walleye Task Group

WWF

Worldwide Fund for Nature

XSA WILD CAPTURE

Extended Survivor Analysis

YHD AQUACULTURE

Yellowhead Disease

YHV AQUACULTURE

Yellowhead Virus

nei WILD CAPTURE

a FAO term meaning “not elsewhere included”; when is not possible to identify to the species and more than one species is included in the same group