Marine and Polar

Glossary

Acronyms and specialist terms for the marine and polar programme

 

A

ABNJ - Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction - * According to UNCLOS, ABNJ encompass the high seas and the Area.

Area (the) - Includes the seabed and ocean floor and its subsoil in ABNJ 

APEI - Areas of Particular Environmental Interest

APFIC - Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission

APM - Associated Protective Measure

ASCLME - Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystem project

B

BPA - Benthic Protected Areas

C

CBD - Convention on Biological Diversity

CCAMLR - Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources

CLCS - Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf

CORDIO - Coastal Oceans Research and Development in the Indian Ocean

CPPS - Permanent Commission for the South Pacific

D

DOALOS - Division of the Ocean Affairs and the Law Of the Sea

E

EBSA - Ecologically or Biologically Significant Area

EEZ - Exclusive Economic Zone

G

GFCM - General Fisheries Commission of the Mediterranean

H

High Seas

HSBFC - High Seas Bottom Fisheries Closure

I

ICCAT - International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas
IMO - International Maritime Organisation

IOTC - Indian Ocean Tuna Commission
ISA - International Seabed Authority

ITLOS - International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea 

M

MEPC - Marine Environment Protection Committee
MoU-  Memorandum of Understanding
MPA - Marine Protected Area
 

N

NEAFC - North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission
NGO - Non-Governmental Organisation

O

OECMs- Other Effective Conservation Measures

P

PSSA - Particularly Sensitive Sea Area

R

RFMOs - Regional Fisheries Management Organisations

S

SAI - Serious Adverse Impacts

SIODFA - Southern Indian Ocean Deep-water Fishers Association

SIOFA - Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement

SPAMI- Specially Protected Area of Mediterranean Importance

SWIOFC - South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission

T

Territorial Sea

V

VME’s - Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems

W

WIO - Western Indian Ocean

WIO-C - Consortium for the Conservation of Coastal and Marine Ecosystems in the Western Indian Ocean

WIOCC - Western Indian Ocean Coastal Challenge

WIOMSA - Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association 

U

UNCLOS - United Nations Convention on the Law Of the Sea

UNCLOS IA - Implementing Agreement to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction

UNEP - United Nations Environmental Programme

UNFSA - United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement

UNGA - United Nations General Assembly


 

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