APPENDIX B
Acronyms


CIE

Center for Independent Experts


EA

Environmental Assessment

EEZ

Exclusive Economic Zone

EFH

Essential Fish Habitat

EIS

Environmental Impact Statement

ESA

Endangered Species Act


FEP

Fishery Ecosystem Plan

FIS

Fisheries Information System

FMP

Fishery Management Plan

FONSI

Finding of no significant impact


GIS

Geographic Information Systems

GMT

Groundfish Management Team


MFCMA

Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act

MMPA

Marine Mammal Protection Act

MPA

Marine Protected Area

MSFCMA

Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act


NAPA

National Academy of Public Administration



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Science and Its Role in the National Marine Fisheries Service APPENDIX B Acronyms CIE Center for Independent Experts EA Environmental Assessment EEZ Exclusive Economic Zone EFH Essential Fish Habitat EIS Environmental Impact Statement ESA Endangered Species Act FEP Fishery Ecosystem Plan FIS Fisheries Information System FMP Fishery Management Plan FONSI Finding of no significant impact GIS Geographic Information Systems GMT Groundfish Management Team MFCMA Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act MMPA Marine Mammal Protection Act MPA Marine Protected Area MSFCMA Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act NAPA National Academy of Public Administration

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Science and Its Role in the National Marine Fisheries Service NAS National Academy of Sciences NEPA National Environmental Policy Act NMFS National Marine Fisheries Service NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NRC National Research Council NRDC National Resources Defense Council PDT Plan Development Team PFMC Pacific Fishery Management Council RFA Regulatory Flexibility Act SFA Sustainable Fisheries Act SSC Scientific and Statistical Committee TAC Total Allowable Catch VMS Vessel Monitoring System