California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Nearshore Fishery Management Plan (NFMP): Acronyms and Definitions

APA
Administrative Procedures Act

CALCOM
Commercial fishery database from landing receipts with species composition applied

CCR
California Code of Regulations

CEQA
California Environmental Quality Act

CMASTR
Commercial fishery database from landing receipts

Commission
California Fish and Game Commission

Council
Pacific Fisheries Management Council

CPFV
Commercial Passenger Fishing Vessel

CRANE
Cooperative Research and Assessment of Nearshore Ecosystems

Department
Department of Fish and Game

EFI
Essential Fishery Information

FGC
Fish and Game Code

IFS
Individual Fishing Shares

ITQ
Individual Transferable Quotas

MRFSS
Marine Recreational Fishery Statistics Study

MLMA
Marine Life Management Act

MLPA
Marine Life Protection Act

MPAs
Marine Protected Areas

MSY
Maximum Sustainable Yield

NMFS
National Marine Fisheries Service

OY
Optimum Yield

PFMC
Pacific Fishery Management Council

PRBO
Point Reyes Bird Observatory

SiMON
Sanctuary Integrated Monitoring Network

TAC
Total Allowable Catch

USFWS
United States Fish and Wildlife Service