APPENDIX B

Acronyms

ACCSP

Atlantic Cooperative Coastal Statistics Program

ACFCMA

Atlantic Coast Fisheries Cooperative Management Act

AFMIS

Advanced Fisheries Management Information System

AGDB

Alaska Groundfish Data Bank

AKFIN

Alaska Fisheries Information Network

ANSI

American National Standards Institute

AOSN

Autonomous Oceanographic Sampling Network

ASCII

American Standard Code for Information Interchange

CalCOFI

California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations

CPUE

catch per unit effort

CTD

conductivity-temperature-depth recorder

CTDEP

Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection

EFCL

Electronic Fish Catch Logbook

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

F

fishing mortality rate

FGDC

Federal Geographic Data Committee

FIN

Fishery Information Network

FIPS

Federal Information Processing Standards

FIS

Fisheries Information System

FMP

fishery management plan

FOCI

Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations

FRCC

Fisheries Resource Conservation Council

FRV

fishery research vessel

FVR

fishing vessel registration

GIS

geographic information system

GLOBEC

Global Ocean Ecosystems Dynamics program

GPRA

Government Performance and Results Act

GPS

Global Positioning System

IFQ

individual fishing quota

ITA

information technology architecture

ITIS

Integrated Taxonomic Information System



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IMPROVING THE COLLECTION, MANAGEMENT, AND USE OF MARINE FISHERIES DATA APPENDIX B Acronyms ACCSP Atlantic Cooperative Coastal Statistics Program ACFCMA Atlantic Coast Fisheries Cooperative Management Act AFMIS Advanced Fisheries Management Information System AGDB Alaska Groundfish Data Bank AKFIN Alaska Fisheries Information Network ANSI American National Standards Institute AOSN Autonomous Oceanographic Sampling Network ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange CalCOFI California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations CPUE catch per unit effort CTD conductivity-temperature-depth recorder CTDEP Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection EFCL Electronic Fish Catch Logbook EPA Environmental Protection Agency F fishing mortality rate FGDC Federal Geographic Data Committee FIN Fishery Information Network FIPS Federal Information Processing Standards FIS Fisheries Information System FMP fishery management plan FOCI Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations FRCC Fisheries Resource Conservation Council FRV fishery research vessel FVR fishing vessel registration GIS geographic information system GLOBEC Global Ocean Ecosystems Dynamics program GPRA Government Performance and Results Act GPS Global Positioning System IFQ individual fishing quota ITA information technology architecture ITIS Integrated Taxonomic Information System

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IMPROVING THE COLLECTION, MANAGEMENT, AND USE OF MARINE FISHERIES DATA ITS Integrated Transportation System LOOPS Littoral Ocean Observing and Prediction System MADMF Massachusetts Department of Marine Fisheries MSFCMA Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act MRFSS Marine Recreational Fisheries Statistics Survey SFA NAS National Academy of Sciences NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NBII National Biological Information Infrastructure NEFSC Northeast Fishery Science Center NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology NJDF New Jersey Department of Fisheries NMFS National Marine Fisheries Service NRC National Research Council NSDI National Spatial Data Infrastructure NWFSC Northwest Fishery Science Center PacFIN Pacific Fishery Information Network PFEL Pacific Fisheries Environment Laboratory PSMFC Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission RM-ODP Reference Model of Open Distributed Processing SABRE South Atlantic Bight Recruitment Experiment SARC Stock Assessment Review Committee SEAMAP Southeast Assessment and Monitoring Program SFA Sustainable Fisheries Act SQL Structured Query Language SSC scientific and statistical committee (of regional fishery management councils) STAR STock Assessment Review panel TAC total allowable catch USDA United States Department of Agriculture USGS United States Geological Survey VPA virtual population analysis VMS vessel monitoring system VRS vessel registration system VRML Virtual Reality Modeling Language VTR vessel trip report WMT Web Mapping Testbed