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Abbreviations and acronyms

ADBAsian Development Bank
AFFAAgriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Australia now known as DAFF - Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
APECAsia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
APHISAnimal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the United States of America
AQISAustralian Quarantine and Inspection Service
ASEANAssociation of South East Asian Nations
BFARBureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources of the Philippines
BMNVBaculoviral Midgut Gland Necrosis Virus
BMPBest Management Practice
BPBaculovirus Penaeii
CCRFFAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries
CANCamera Nacional de Acuacultura
CTSACenter for Tropical and Subtropical Aquaculture
DIASFAO Database of Introduced Aquatic Species
DNADeoxyribonucleic Acid
EIAEnvironmental Impact Assessment
EPAEnvironmental Protection Agency of the United States of America
EUEuropean Community
FAOFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
FCRFood Conversion Ratio
GAAGlobal Aquaculture Alliance
GAVGill Associated Virus
GISGeographic Information System
GSMFCGulf States Marine Fisheries Commission
h2Heritability coefficient
HACCPHazard Analysis Critical Control Point
HHHigh Health
ICESInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea
IHHNVInfectious Hypodermal and Haematopoietic Necrosis Virus
INPInstituto Nacional de Pesca, Ecuador
IRAImport Risk Analysis
JSAJoint Subcommittee on Aquaculture
LOVVLymphoid Organ Vacuolization Virus
LPVLymphoid Parvo-like Virus
MBV (PVB)Monodon Baculovirus
MCMSMid Crop Mortality Syndrome
MOFIMinistry of Fisheries of Viet Nam
MOVMourilyan Virus
MPEDAMarine Products Export Development Agency of India
MSFPMarine Shrimp Farming Program of the U.S.
NACANetwork of Aquaculture Centres in Asia Pacific
NHPNecrotising Hepato-pancreatitis
NMFSNational Marine Fishery Service (of Dept of Commerce)
NPVNuclear Polyhedrosis Baculovirus
OIEWorld Organisation for Animal Health (former denomination: Office international des épizooties)
PCRPolymerase Chain Reaction
ppbparts per billion
ppmparts per million
pptparts per thousand
RDSRunt Deformity Syndrome
REOReo-like Viruses
RNARibonucleic Acid
SEAFDECSouth East Asian Fishery Development Centre
SEMERNAPSecretaria del Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales y Pesca, Mexico
SMVSpawner-isolated Mortality Virus
SOPStandard Operating Procedure
SPFSpecific Pathogen Free
SPRSpecific Pathogen Resistant
SPSSanitary and Phytosanitary Agreement
TBTAgreement on Technical Barriers to Trade
TFRCThai Farmers Research Council Co.
TSVTaura Syndrome Virus
USAUnited States of America
USDAUnited States Department of Agriculture
USDCUnited States Development Council
UVUltra Violet
WBWorld Bank
WWFWorld Wildlife Fund (Worldwide Fund for Nature)
WSSV (SMBV)White Spot Syndrome Virus
WTOWorld Trade Organization
YHV (YBV)Yellow Head Virus

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