Acronyms and Abbreviations

Acronyms and Abbreviations
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Term Description
1982 Convention

The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982

1995 Agreement or UNSFA or UNIA

The Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of 4 August 1995

ABNJ

Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction

BBNJ

Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction - A new international legally binding instrument mandated under UNGA Resolution 69/292.

Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries adopted at the 28th Session of the Conference of FAO on 31 October 1995

COFI

FAO Committee on Fisheries

Compliance Agreement

Agreement to Promote Compliance with International Conservation and management Measures by Fishing Vessels on the High Seas

DSF

Deep sea fisheries

ES-NHR

Emperor Seamounts and Northern Hawaiian Ridge

IMO

International Maritime Organization

IPOA

FAO International Plan of Action ( SeabirdsSharksFishing CapacityIUU)

IUU

Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated

MCS

Monitoring, Control and Surveillance

MPA

Marine Protected Area

NPFC

North Pacific Fisheries Commission

RFMOs/As

Regional Fisheries Management Organizations/Arrangements

ROV

Remotely operated vehicle

SAIs

Significant adverse impacts

UNGA

United Nations General Assembly

VMEs

Vulnerable marine ecosystems

VMS

Vessel monitoring system