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NAFO Acronyms and Abbreviations

ABNJ

Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction

AI

Apparent Infringement

CCAMLR

Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Marine Living Resources

CESAG

Catch Estimation Strategy Advisory Group, formed in 2017 by combining WG-CR (Catch Reporting) and CDAG (Catch Data Advisory

CEM

Conservation and Enforcement Measures

COM

NAFO Commission

CP

Contracting Party

DSF

Deep Sea Fisheries

EAF

Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries

EBM

Ecosystem Based Management

EDG

NAFO STACTIC Editorial Drafting Group of the NAFO CEM

EEZ

Exclusive Economic Zone

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FAO IPOA – IUU

International Plan of Action to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing, Adopted by FAO in 2001

FAO PSM Agreement

FAO 2009 Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

FIRMS/FIGIS

Fisheries Resources Monitoring System

FC

NAFO Fisheries Commission

FOC

Flags Of Convenience

GIS

NAFO Geographic Information

ICCAT

The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas

ICES

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea

ICNAF

International Commission for the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries

IEAs

Integrated Ecosystem Assessments

IUU fishing

Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing

JAGDM

Joint Advisory Group on Data Management

JNAFS

Journal of Northwest Atlantic Fishery Science

LRP

Precautionary Approach Limit Reference Point

MCS

Monitoring, Control and Surveillance

MSC

Marine Stewardship Council

MSE

Management Strategy Evaluation

MSY

Maximum Sustainable Yield

NAFO

Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization

NARFMO

North Atlantic Fishery Management Organizations

NAMMCO

North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission

NASCO

North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization

NCEM

NAFO Conservation and Enforcement Measures

NCP

Non-Contracting Party

NEAFC

North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission

NEREIDA

NAFO PotEntial VulneRable Marine Ecosystems- Impacts of Deep-Sea Fisheries(research expedition)

NGOs

Non-Governmental Organizations

NIPAG

Joint NAFO/ICES Working Group on Northern Shrimp Assessment

NPAFC

North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission

NRA

NAFO Regulatory Area

PA

Precautionary Approach

PAF

Precautionary Approach Framework

PICES

North Pacific Marine Science Organization

PRP

NAFO Performance Review Panel

PSCM

Port State Control Measures

PSM

Port State Measures

RFMO/As

Regional Fisheries Management Organizations/Arrangements

SEAFO

South East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation

SC

NAFO Scientific Council

SCR Docs

Scientific Council Research documents

SCS Docs

Scientific Council Summary documents

SSB

Spawning-Stock Biomass

STACFAD

NAFO General Council Standing Committee on Finance and Administration

STACFEN

NAFO Scientific Council Standing Committee on Fisheries Environment

STACFIS

NAFO Scientific Council Standing Committee on Fisheries Science

STACPUB

NAFO Standing Committee on Publications

STACTIC

NAFO Fisheries Commission Standing Committee on International Control

STACREC

NAFO Scientific Council Standing Committee on Research Coordination

STATLANT

(Fishery catch statistics)

TAC

Total Allowable Catch

UN

United Nations

UNCLOS

1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

UNFSA

1995 United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement

VMS

Vessel Monitoring System

VME

Vulnerable Marine Ecosystem

WG-BDS

NAFO Commission Ad hoc Working Group to Reflect on the Rules Governing Bycatches, Discards and Selectivity in the NAFO Regulatory Area

WG-EAFM

NAFO Joint Commission-Scientific Council Working Group on Ecosystem Approach Framework to Fisheries Management

WG-ESA

NAFO Scientific Council Working Group on Ecosystem Science Assessment

WG-OPR

NAFO STACTIC Observer Program Review Working Group

WG-RBMS

NAFO Joint Commission-Scientific Council Working Group on Risk-Based Management Strategies

WPs

Working Papers

Science Abbreviations and Acronyms

CPUE

Catch Per Unit Effort

EAF

Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries
Management that takes into account the effects of fisheries on the ecosystem and the effects of the ecosystem on the fish stocks (ICES)

EMB

Ecosystem Based Management

FIRMS

Fisheries Resources Monitoring System

IEAs

Integrated Ecosystem Assessments

LRP

Precautionary Approach Limit Reference Point

MCS

Monitoring, Control and Surveillance

MSE

Management Strategy Evaluation

MSY

Maximum Sustainable Yield
The largest average catch or yield that can continuously be taken from a stock under existing environmental conditions (ICES)

NDF

No Directed Fishery

PA

Precautionary Approach

PAF

Precautionary Approach Framework

RBMS

Risk Based Management Strategies

SC

Scientific Council

SCR Doc

Scientific Council Research Document

SCS Doc

Scientific Council Summary Document

SPR

Spawner Per Recruit

SSB

Spawning Stock Biomass
Total weight of all sexually mature fish in the stock

TAC

Total Allowable Catch

VME

Vulnerable Marine Ecosystem
An area subject to significant adverse impacts from bottom fishing activity, identified by a threshold presence of indicator species

VMS

Vessel Monitoring System

YPR

Yield Per Recruit

 

Stock Biomass Reference Points

Blim

Limit reference point for spawning stock biomass (ICES def.)

Blim

A biomass level, below which stock productivity is likely to be seriously impaired, that should have a very low probability of being violated

Bbuf

Bbuf is a stock biomass set by managers above Blim when biomass data is not available. There should be a very low probability that the estimated biomass above Bbuf would actually be below Blim. The more uncertain the stock assessment, the greater the buffer zone should be, signifying the need for more restrictive measures.

Bmsy

Spawning stock biomass that results from fishing at Fmsy for a long time (ICES def.)

 

Fishing Mortality Reference Points

Flim

A fishing mortality rate that should only have a low probability of being exceeded. Flim cannot be greater than Fmsy. If Fmsy cannot be estimated, then an appropriate surrogate may be used instead.

Fbuf

A fishing mortality rate below Flim that is required in the absence of analyses of the probability that current or projected fishing mortality exceeds Flim. In the absence of such analyses, Fbuf should be specified by managers and should satisfy the requirement that there is a low probability1 that any fishing mortality rate estimated to be below Fbuf will actually be above Flim. The more uncertain the stock assessment, the greater the buffer zone should be. In all cases, a buffer is required to signify the need for more restrictive measures.

Fmsy

Fishing mortality consistent with achieving Maximum Sustainable Yield (ICES)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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