Glossary

Term Definition
B

biomass

B0

Virgin/unfished biomass

B20%

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

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

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

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

Bpa

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

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

BAP

Best Aquaculture Practices

BAPEDAL

The Environmental Impact Management Agency - Badan Pengendalian Dampak Lingkungan

BAPPEDA

Regional Development Planning Agency - Badan Perencanaan Pembangunan Daerah

BAPPENAS

National Development Planning Agency - Badan Perencanaan Pembangunan Nasional

BBP2HP

Center for testing application of fishery products 

BCSFA

British Columbia Salmon Farmers Association

BFAR

Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources

BFT

bluefin tuna

BG

Buoy gear

BKD

Bacterial Kidney Disease

BKPM

The Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board - Badan Koordinasi Penanaman Modal

BKPMD

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

BLL

bottom longline

BMP

Best Management Practices

BOD

Biological Oxygen Demand

BOMEC

Benthic Optimized Marine Environment Classification

BPA

benthic protection area

BRD

Bycatch Reduction Device

BRSDM

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

BSAI

Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

BSC

blue swimming crab

BSFF

Bangladesh Shrimp and Fish Farmers Association

BSN

National Standardization Agency of Indonesia - Badan Standardisasi National

BSPA

Baltic Sea Protected Areas

BSTI

Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institute

BT

Ben Tre

BTC

Ben Tre Co-op