Terms and abbreviations used throughout the site

AIS:    Automatic Identification System

AISBL:   Associations Internationales Sans But Lucratif

ATLANTIS:    Ecosystem model - Learn more

BENTHIS:    European project - Learn more

BIC:    Business & Innovation Centre

CCMAR:    Centro de Ciências do Mar

CCRF:    Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (United Nations, FAO)

CCR-S:    Conseil Consultatif Régional pour les eaux occidentals australes - Regional Advisory Council for Southern Western Waters

CFP:    Common Fisheries Policy

CIBM:   Consorzio per il Centro Interuniversitario di Biologia Marina ed Ecologia Applicata "G. Bacci"

CIHEAM:    Centre international de hautes études agronomiques méditerranéennes - International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies - Learn more

CNR:    Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy's National Research Council

CREAM:    European Project: "Coordinating research in support to application of ecosystem approach to fisheries and management advice in the Mediterranean and Black seas" FP7 2011-2014 - Learn more

CRISP:    Centre for Research-based Innovation in Sustainable fish capture and Processing technology - Learn more

CSIC:    Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain's National Research Council

DCF:    Data Collection Framework (EC Regulations Nos. 1543⁄2000, 1639⁄2001 and 1581⁄2004)

DTS :   Discards Trading System

EBN:    European Business & Innovation Centre Network - Learn more

EC:    European Commission

ECOFISHMAN:   European project - Learn more

EMBASEAS:    Network of Mediterranean fisheries research institutes to be developed after CREAM project

ENMC:   The European Network of Maritime Clusters - Learn more

ETS:    Emissions Trading System

EU:    European Union

EwE:    Ecopath with Ecosim - Learn more

FAO:    UN Food and Agriculture Organisation

FISHSELECT:    Fish selection model: FISHSELECT methodology - Learn more

FoC:    Flags of Convenience

GADGET:    Ecosystem model - Learn more

GES:   Good Environmental Status

GFCM:    General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean

GIS:    Geographical Information System

GSA:    Geographical Subarea (used by the GFCM for fisheries assessment and management purposes)

HCMR:   Hellenic Centre of Marine Research, Greece


IBTS:    International Bottom Trawl Survey

IIFIS:    Independent Integrated Fisheries Information System

IMO:   International Maritime Organization

IMR:    Institute of Marine Research, Norway

IOLR:   Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research

IPR:    Intellectual and Property Rights

IRCS:    International Radio Call Sign

LED:    Light Emitting Diode

MAREFRAME:    European project - Learn more

MCS:   Monitoring, Control & Surveillance

MCRS: Minimum Conservation Reference Size

MEDAC:Mediterranean Advisory Council – Learn more

MEDIAS:   EU Mediterranean Acoustic Survey on small pelagics

MEDITS:    Mediterranean International Bottom Trawl Survey

MEFISTO:    Fisheries bio-economic model - Learn more

MLS: Minimum Landing Size

MMSI:    Maritime Mobile Service Identity

MSFD:    Marine Strategy Framework Directive

MSY:    Maximum Sustainable Yield

NGO:    Non- Government Organization

NISEA:    Fishery and Aquaculture Economic Research, Italy

NSRAC:    Regional Advisory Committee for the North Sea

R&I:    Research and Innovation

RAC:    Fisheries Regional Advisory Council - Learn more

RRI:    Responsible Research and Innovation

SCANTROL:    Fishing technology development company, Norway - Learn more

SMART:    Spatial MAnagement of demersal Resources for Trawl fisheries

SNTech:    SafetyNet technological company, UK

STECF/SGMOS:    Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries/Sub-Group on Management of Stocks

SWOT:    Analysis of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats

TAC:    Total Allowable Catch

TDR:    Time Depth Recorder

TEK/LEK:    Traditional/Local Ecological Knowledge

T&Sat:    Terrestrial and Space-borne

UI:   University of Iceland

UPV/EHU:    University of the Basque Country, Spain

UYork:    University of York, UK

VDS:    Vessel Detection System

VHF:    Very High Frequency

VMS:    Vessel Monitoring System

WWF:   World Wildlife Fund