Glossary

Term Definition
F

fishing mortality

F0.1

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

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

Flim

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

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

target fishing mortality in a management plan or management strategy.

FAD

fish aggregating device/fish aggregation device/fish attracting device

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization (United Nations)

FAQ

frequently asked question

FCB

Faecal Coliform Bacteria

FDA

Food and Drug Administration

FFA

Forum Fisheries Agency

FGR

Fisheries General Regulations

FHI

Fish Health Inspectorate

FHL

National Federation of Fish and Aquaculture Industries

FHMP

Fish Health Management Plan

FICZ

Falklands Interim Conservation and Management Zone

FIP

Fishery Improvement Project

FKNMS

The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

FL FWC

Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission

FLE

Framework Law on the Environment

FLNRO

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

FMA

Farm Management Area

FMAg

Farm Management Agreement

FMD

Fry Movement Document

FMP

fishery management plan

FMS

Farm Management Statement

FOCZ

Falkland Islands Outer Conservation Zone

FPO

Faroese Pelagic Organization

FQIA

Fish Quarantine and Inspection Agency

FR

France

FR-BN

France Basse Normandie

FRML

Fishing-related mortality limit (New Zealand)

FRQR

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)

FTAD

Freshwater Trout Aquaculture Dialogue. The Aquaculture Dialogues are a series of roundtables organized by WWF bringing together farmers, retailers, NGOs, scientists and other aquaculture industry stakeholders worldwide to develop standards for responsible aquaculture.

FYP

Five Year Plan