APPENDIX B Acronyms


ABC

acceptable biological catch

ACC

Alaskan Coastal Current

ADF&G

Alaska Department of Fish & Game

AFA

American Fisheries Act

ASLC

Alaska SeaLife Center

ASSLRT

Alaska Steller Sea Lion Recovery Team


BiOp #1

Biological Opinion #1, released December 1998

BiOp #2

Biological Opinion #2, released January 1999

BiOp #3

Biological Opinion #3, released November 2000

BiOp #4

Biological Opinion #4, released June 2001

BSAI

Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands


CPUE

catch per unit effort


DDT

dichloro-diphenyl-trichloro-ethane

DMV

dolphin morbillivirus


EEZ

Exclusive Economic Zone

EIS

environmental impact statement

ENSO

El Niño-Southern Oscillation

ESA

Endangered Species Act of 1973


GOA

Gulf of Alaska



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APPENDIX B Acronyms ABC acceptable biological catch ACC Alaskan Coastal Current ADF&G Alaska Department of Fish & Game AFA American Fisheries Act ASLC Alaska SeaLife Center ASSLRT Alaska Steller Sea Lion Recovery Team BiOp #1 Biological Opinion #1, released December 1998 BiOp #2 Biological Opinion #2, released January 1999 BiOp #3 Biological Opinion #3, released November 2000 BiOp #4 Biological Opinion #4, released June 2001 BSAI Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands CPUE catch per unit effort DDT dichloro-diphenyl-trichloro-ethane DMV dolphin morbillivirus EEZ Exclusive Economic Zone EIS environmental impact statement ENSO El Niño-Southern Oscillation ESA Endangered Species Act of 1973 GOA Gulf of Alaska

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MSY maximum sustainable yield mt metric tons mtDNA mitochondrial DNA nm nautical mile NMFS National Marine Fisheries Service NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NPFMC North Pacific Fishery Management Council NPPI North Pacific Pressure Index OCH oscillating control hypothesis PCB polychlorinated biphenyl PDO Pacific Decadal Oscillation PDV phocine distemper virus PWS Prince William Sound RPAs reasonable and prudent alternatives SEAK Southeast Alaska SLP sea level pressure SSB spawning stock biomass SSL Steller sea lion SST sea surface temperature TAC total allowable catch