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Acronyms and codes


ACP

African, Caribbean and Pacific Countries

ADB

Asian Development Bank

ADEPALE

Association des entreprises de produits alimentaires élaborés

AIDCP

Agreement on the International Dolphin Conservation Program

ALB

Albacore (Thunnus alalunga)

AMSY

Average maximum sustainable yield

ANCIT

Associazione Nazionale Conservieri Ittici e delle Tonnare

ANFACO

Asociación Nacional de Fabricantes de Conservas de Pescados y Mariscos

AO

Atlantic Ocean

ASEAN

Association of Southeast Asian Nations

BAMSY

Biomass at AMSY

BESD

Bigeye statistical document

BET

Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus)

BFSD

Bluefin statistical document

BFT

Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus)

BMSY

Biomass at MSY

c&f

Cost and freight

CARICOM

Caribbean Community

CCSBT

Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna

CN

Common nomenclature

CPUE

Catch per unit of effort

CU

Capacity utilization

CWP

Coordinating Working Party on Fishery Statistics

DEA

Data envelopment analysis

DFS

Designated fishery licensing scheme

DHA

Docosahexaenoic acid

DOL

Department of Labor

DWFN

Distant-water fishing nation

EAFUS

Everything added to food in the United States

EAO

Eastern Atlantic Ocean

EC

European Community

EEZ

Exclusive economic zone

EII

Earth Island Institute

ENSO

El Niño-southern

EPA

United States Environmental Protection Agency

EPO

Eastern Pacific Ocean

EPR

GLOBEFISH European price report

EU

European Union

F

Fishing mortality

FAD

Fish-aggregating device

FAMSY

Fishing mortality at AMSY

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FCC

Fish-carrying capacity

FDA

Food and Drug Administration

FFA

Forum Fisheries Agency

FIAC

Fédération française des industries d’aliments conservés

FIDI

FAO Fisheries Department, Fishery Information, Data and Statistics Unit

FIDP

FAO Fisheries Department, Programme Coordination Unit

FIGIS

FAO Fisheries Global Information System

FIIU

FAO Fisheries Department, Fish Utilization and Marketing Service

FIRI

FAO Fisheries Department, Inland Water Resources and Aquaculture Service

FIRM

FAO Fisheries Department, Marine Resources Service

FAMSY

Fishing mortality at MSY

FOC

Flag of convenience

FSA

Food Standards Agency

G&G

Gilled and gutted

GATT

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

GPS

Global positioning system

GRT

Gross registered tonnage or gross registered tons

GT

Gross tons

H&G

Headed and gutted

HACCP

Hazard analysis and critical control point

IATTC

Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission

ICCAT

International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas

INC

INFOPESCA noticias comerciales

IO

Indian Ocean

IOTC

Indian Ocean Tuna Commission

IPOA - CAPACITY

International Plan of Action for the management of fishing capacity

IPOA - IUU

International Plan of Action to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing

IQ

Individual catch quota

IREPA

Istituto di Ricerche Economiche per la Pesca e l’Acquacoltura

ISC

Interim Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-like Species in the North Pacific

ITN

INFOFISH trade news

ITN - African Edition

INFOPÊCHE trade news - African edition

ITQ

Individual transferable quota

IUU

Illegal, unreported and unregulated

JIMAR

Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, University of Hawaii, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

LL

Longline

LOA

Overall length

LOSC

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

LP

Pole-and-line

LSTLV

Large-scale tuna longline fishing vessel

MED

Mediterranean Sea

MEY

Maximum economic yield

MSY

Maximum sustainable yield

NAO

North Atlantic Ocean

nei

Not elsewhere identified

NGO

Non-governmental organization

NMFS

United States National Marine Fisheries Service

NOAA

United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NPO

North Pacific Ocean

NRIFSF

National Research Institute of Far Seas Fisheries of Japan

NRT

Net registered tonnage

NSEC

Norwegian Seafood Export Council

OFP

Ocean Fisheries Programme of the SPC

OJ

Official Journal of the European Communities

OPRT

Organization for the Promotion of Responsible Tuna Fisheries

OTH

Other gears

oz

Ounces

PBF

Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis)

PL

Pole-and-line

PO

Pacific Ocean

ppm

Parts per million

PS

Purse-seine

RAV

Record of authorized vessels

RDA

Recommended dietary allowance

RFBA

Regional fishery bodies and arrangements

RFMO

Regional fishery management organizations

RVR

Regional vessel register

SAO

South Atlantic Ocean

SBF

Southern bluefin tuna (Thunnus maccoyii)

SBR

Spawning biomass ratio

SBRAMSY

Spawning biomass ratio at AMSY

SC

Scientific Committee of the IOTC

SCG

Scientific Coordinating Group of the WCPFC

SCRS

Standing Committee on Research and Statistics of the ICCAT

SCTB

Standing Committee on Tuna and Billfish of SPC

SIDP

Species Identification and Data Programme

SIPAM

FAO information system for the promotion of aquaculture in the Mediterranean

SKJ

Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis)

SPC

Secretariat of the Pacific Community

SPO

South Pacific Ocean

SSB

Spawning stock biomass

SSBAMSY

Spawning stock biomass at AMSY

SSBMSY

Spawning stock biomass at MSY

SURF

Surface gears

SWO

Swordfish (Xiphias gladius)

TAC

Technical Advisory Committee of the FAO Project "Management of tuna fishing capacity: conservation and socio-economics"

TAC

Total allowable catch

TE

Technical efficiency

TIS

Southern bluefin tuna trade information scheme

UN

United Nations

VPA

Virtual population analysis

WAO

Western Atlantic Ocean

WCPFC

Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission

WCPO

Western and Central Pacific Ocean

WHO

World Health Organization

WPTT

Working Party on Tropical Tunas of the IOTC

WTO

World Trade Organization

WTPO

World Tuna Purse-seine Organization

YFT

Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)


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