FCMA

Fishery Conservation and Management Act

FLPMA

Federal Land Policy Management Act

FMFC

Florida Marine Fisheries Commission

FMP

fishery management plan


GDA

Groundfish Development Authority (Canada)

GDP

gross domestic product

GFMC

Gulf Fishery Management Council

GOA

Gulf of Alaska

GRT

gross register ton


IBQ

individual bycatch quota

ICES

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea

ICNAF

International Commission for Northwest Atlantic Fisheries

IFQ

individual fishing quota

IPHC

International Pacific Halibut Commission

ITQ

individual transferable quota

IVBQ

individual vessel bycatch quota

IVQ

individual vessel quota


LATE

Local Authority Trading Enterprise (New Zealand)

LPUE

landings per unit effort


MAFMC

Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council

MEY

maximum economic yield

MRFSS

Marine Recreational Fisheries Statistics Survey

MSFCMA

Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act

MSY

maximum sustainable yield


NAFO

Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization

NAS

National Academy of Sciences

NEFMC

New England Fishery Management Council

NEFSC

Northeast Fishery Science Center (NMFS)

NMFS

National Marine Fisheries Service

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NPFMC

North Pacific Fishery Management Council

NRC

National Research Council


OAA

Office of Administrative Appeals (NMFS)

OAE

open access equilibrium

OECD

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

OFL

overfishing limit

OSB

Ocean Studies Board



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