List of Acronyms


A

ABC - Acceptable Biological Catch
ACE - Annual Catch Entitlement
ACL - Annual Catch Limit
ACT - Annual Catch Target
ALJ - Administrative Law Judge
AM - Accountability Measure
ABC - Acceptable Biological Catch
AP - Advisory Panel


B

B - Biomass
BMSY - Biomass at maximum sustainable yield
BRD - Bycatch Reduction Device
BRP - Biological Reference Point


C

CFR - Code of Federal Regulations
CPUE - Catch Per Unit Effort, sometimes C/E


D

DAS - Days-At-Sea


E

EEZ - Exclusive Economic Zone
EFH - Essential Fish Habitat
EFP - Exempted Fishing Permit
ESA - Endangered Species Act


F

F - Mortality due to fishing
FEP - Fishery Ecosystem Plan
FMSY - Fishing mortality rate to result in the Maximum Sustainable Yield
FMC - Fishery Management Council
FMP - Fishery Management Plan


H

HAPC - Habitat Areas of Particular Concern


I

IFQ - Individual Fishing Quota


M

M - Natural Mortality
MFMT - Maximum Fishing Mortality Threshold
MMPA - Marine Mammal Protection Act
MPA - Marine Protected Area
MRIP - Marine Recreational Information Program
MSA - Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act
MSST - Maximum Stock Size Threshold
MSY - Maximum sustainable yield


N

NIDP - Notice of Intent to Deny Permit
NMFS - National Marine Fisheries Service
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOPS - Notice Of Permit Sanctions
NOVA - Notice Of Violation and Assessment
NSGs - National Standard Guidelines


O

OY - Optimum Yield


S

SAFE - Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation [report]
SFA - Sustainable Fisheries Act
SPR - Spawning Potential Ratio
SSC - Scientific and Statistical Committee
SSBR - Spawning Stock Biomass per Recruit
STDN - Sea Turtle Disentanglement Network


T

TAC - Total Allowable Catch


V

VPA - Virtual Population Analysis


Z

Z - Total mortality


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