Frequently Used Acronyms in Fisheries Management

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A

ABC -

Allowable biological catch

ACCSP -

Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program

ACL -

Annual Catch Limits

APA -

Administrative Procedures Act

AP -

Advisory Panel

ASMFC -

Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission


B

B -

A measure of stock biomass in either weight or other appropriate unit

BCURR -

The current stock biomass

BMSY -

The stock biomass expected to exist under equilibrium conditions when fishing at FMSY

BOY -

The stock biomass expected to exist under equilibrium conditions when fishing at FOY

Bthreshold -

The threshold below which a stock is said to be overfished

BRD -

Bycatch Reduction Device


C

CEA -

Cumulative Effects Analysis

CEQ -

Council on Environmental Quality

CPUE -

Catch per unit effort

CRP -

Cooperative Research Program

CZMA -

Coastal Zone Management Act


D

DEIS -

Draft Environmental Impact Statement

DOC -

Department of Commerce


E

EA -

Environmental Assessment

EEZ -

Exclusive Economic Zone

EFH -

Essential Fish Habitat

EFH-HAPC -

Essential Fish Habitat - Habitat Area of Particular Concern

EIS -

Environmental Impact Statement

EM –

Electronic Monitoring

ESA -

Endangered Species Act of 1973


F

F -

A measure of the rate of removal of fish from a population by fishing.

FCURR -

The current instantaneous rate of fishing mortality

FMSY -

The rate of fishing mortality expected to achieve MSY under equilibrium conditions and a corresponding biomass of BMSY

FOY -

The rate of fishing mortality expected to achieve OY under equilibrium conditions and a corresponding biomass of BOY

FEIS -

Final Environmental Impact Statement

FMP -

Fishery management plan

FMU -

Fishery management unit

FONSI -

Finding of No Significant Impact


G

GFMC -

Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council


H

HMS -

Highly Migratory Species


I

IFQ -

Individual Fishing quota

ITQ -

Individual Transferable quota


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M

M -

Natural mortality rate

MARFIN -

Marine Fisheries Initiative

MARMAP -

Marine Resources Monitoring Assessment and Prediction Program

MBTA -

Migratory Bird Treaty Act

MFMT -

Maximum Fishing Mortality Threshold

MMPA -

Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972

MPA -

Marine Protected Area

MREP -

Marine Resource Education Program

MRFSS -

Marine Recreational Fisheries Statistics Survey

MRIP -

Marine Recreational Information Program

MSFCMA -

Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act

MSST -

Minimum Stock Size Threshold

MSY -

Maximum Sustainable Yield


N

NEPA -

National Environmental Policy Act of 1969

NMFS -

National Marine Fisheries Service

NMSA -

National Marine Sanctuary Act

NOAA -

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


O

OY -

Optimum Yield


P

PQBM -

Post Quota Bycatch Mortality


Q

   

R

R -

Recruitment

RFA -

Regulatory Flexibility Act

RIR -

Regulatory Impact Review


S

SAFE -

Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation Report

SAFMC -

South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

SDDP -

Supplementary Discard Data Program

SEDAR -

Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review

SEFSC -

Southeast Fisheries Science Center

SERO -

Southeast Regional Office

SFA -

Sustainable Fisheries Act

SIA -

Social Impact Assessment

SPR -

Spawning Potential Ratio

SMZ -

Special Management Zone

SSB -

Spawning Stock Biomass

SSC -

Scientific and Statistical Committee


T

TAC -

Total allowable catch

TED -

Turtle Excluder Device

TL -

Total length

TMIN -

The length of time in which a stock could rebuild to BMSY in the absence of fishing mortality


U

USCG -

U.S. Coast Guard


V

VMS -

Vessel Monitoring System


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