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ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS


AFMA

Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Act

AFMA

Australian Fisheries Management Authority

ASCAM

Advances in Sea Cucumber Aquaculture and Management

ASEAN

Association of South East Asian Nations

BACI

Before After Control Impact

BAS

Bureau of Agricultural Statistics

BFAC

Broad-area Fishery Adjustment Commission

BFAR

Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources

BML

Bolinao Marine Laboratory

BUS

Bacterial Ulceration Syndrome

CBD

Convention on Biological Diversity

CCFR

Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries

CDF

Charles Darwin Foundation

CDRS

Charles Darwin Research Station

CEDENMA

Ecuadorian Committee for the Defence of the Environment

CGIAR

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research

CIDA

Canadian International Development Agency

CITES

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

CMI

College of the Marshall Islands

CoP

Conference of Parties

CPUE

Catch per unit of effort

CRMO

Association of Coastal Resources Management Office

CUD

Belgian Coopération Universitaire au Développement

CUD

Coopération Universitaire pour le Développement

DANIDA

Danish International Development Agency

DENR

Department of Environment and Natural Resources

DO

Dissolved Oxygen

DTI

Department of Trade and Industry

EDTA

Ethylene Diamine Tetra-Acetic Acid

EEAA

Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency

EEZ

Exclusive Economic Zone

ESRI

Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.

ETA

Effective Temperature Accumulation

FAC

Fishery Adjustment Commission

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FMC

Fishing Monitoring Certificate

GBR

Great Barrier Reef

GI

Gonad Index

GIS

Geographic Information System

GMR

Galapagos Marine Reserve

GNPS

Galapagos National Park Service

GPS

Global Positioning System

H&E

Haematoxylin & Eosin

HCSM

Malaysian Network for Holothurians Conservation and Management

IHSM

Institut halieutique et des sciences marines

IMA

Interinstitutional Management Board

INSTAT

National Institute of Statistics

IOC

Indian Ocean Commission

IUCN

International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

KFCA

Kutsugata Fisheries Cooperative Association

MMC

Merchant Monitoring Certificate

MPA

Marine Protected Area

MSL

Minimum Size Limit

NFA

National Fisheries Authority

NGO

Non Governmental Organization

NMAC

National Management Advisory Committee

NT

Northern Territory

NTZ

No-Take Zone

OHS

Occupational Health and Safety

ONET

Association nationale des exploitants du trépang

PADI

Professional Association of Diving Instructors

PCAMRD

Philippine Council for Aquatic and Marine Research and Development

PCF

Perivisceral Coelomic Fluid

PMAC

Provincial Management Advisory Committee

PMB

Participatory Management Board

PSB

Photosynthetic Bacteria

PVC

Polyvinyl Chloride

QECBIA

Queensland East Coast Beche-de-mer Industry Association

QFS

Queensland Fisheries Service

RIA3

Research Institute for Aquaculture No. 3

SARS

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

SCUBA

Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus

SEM

Scanning Electron Microscopy

SEVE

Society for the Exploration & Valuing of the Environment

SFA

Seychelles Fishing Authority

SFAC

Sea-area Fishery Adjustment Commission

SFCA

Semposhi Fisheries Cooperative Association

SLG

Special Law for Galapagos

SPC

Secretariat of the Pacific Community

TAC

Total Allowable Catch

TAD

Transport Authorization Docket

TL

Total Length

TOP

Technical Operational Procedure

ULB

Free University of Brussels

UMH

University of Mons-Hainaut

UNDP

United Nations Development Programme

UP

University of the Philippines

USAID

United States Agency for International Development

USDA

United States Department of Agriculture

UV

Ultraviolet Radiation

WA

Western Australia

WIOMSA

Western Indian Ocean Marines Sciences Association

WWF

World Wide Fund for Nature


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