Glossary

Term Definition
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