Allowable Biological Catch
American Fisheries Society
Angleri License Telephone Surveyi. Based on contact information (ALDi) provided on cover page of sport fishing license sale books. Designed to identify efforti data needed to estimate total number of marine recreational fishing trips taken by license holders.
Assignmenti Summary Form used to track individual sample assignments.
Best Available Science
California Codei of Regulations. The set of administrative rules issued by an agency such as Title 14issued by CFDG for the management of fish and wildlife resources in the state.
California Department of Fish and Game. State natural resource agency that includes marine resource management.
Commercial Passenger Fishing Vessel. Also known as Partyi and Charter boats. Commercially registered vessels which take recreational fishing passenger trips.
Essential Fish Habitat. Those waters and substrate necessary to fish for spawning, breeding, feeding or growth to maturity.
Endangered Species Act
California Fish and Game Codei. The set of laws (statutes) enacted by the California State Legislature and signed by the Governor of California that governs the management of fish and wildlife resources in the state.
Fishery Management Plan
Fishery Management Unit
File Transfer Protocol is a standard network protocol used to copy a file from one host to another over a TCP/IP-based network, such as the Internet.
Geographic Information System. A method of collecting and presenting data graphically by location or depth of fishing.
Groundfishi Management Team
Genetic Species Identification
Man Made fishing modei. Man made structure in the water where anglers may fish.
Marine Mammal Protection Act. The MMPAi prohibits the harvest or harassment of marine mammals, although permits for incidental take of marine mammals while commercial fishingi may be issued subject to regulation. (See "incidental take" for a definition of "take").
Marine Protected Areai
Marine Recreational Fisheries Statistical Surveyi. A national survey developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and conducted by National Marine Fisheries Service to estimate the impact of recreational fishing on marine resources. MRFSSi started in 1979.
National Marine Fisheries Service. A division of the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAAi). NMFSi is responsible for conservation and management of offshore fisheries (and inland salmoni). The NMFS Regional Director is a voting member of the Councili.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The parent agency of the National Marine Fisheries Service.
National Oceanic Data Center (division of NOAAi)
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. State natural resource agency that includes marine resource management.
Optimum Yieldi - The amount of fish that will provide the greatest overall benefit to the Nation, particularly with respect to food production and recreational opportunities, and taking into account the protection of marine ecosystems.
Partyi Charter Phone Surveyi. A weekly VDTSi telephone survey of 10% - 50% of all partyi/charter boats to determine number of trips taken in previous week and number of anglers on each trip. This survey was discontinued in 2011 in favor obtaining trip information directly from PCi vessel log books.
Pacific Fishery Management Councili. A fisheries management body established by the Magnusoni Stevens Act to manage fishery resources in designated regions of the United States. Membership varies in size depending on the number of states involved. There are eight regional Councils, including the Pacific Council.
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission. The PSMFCi is a non regulatory agency that serves Alaska, California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. The PSMFC provides information in the form of data services for various regional fisheries.
Personal Water Craft (e.g. jet ski, float tube).
Randomi Digit Dialing. A method of dialing telephone numbers used in the MRFSSi household telephone surveyi to obtain participation and efforti data, including information on proportion of fishing households in each county.
Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation
Sustainable Fisheries Act
Scientific and Statistical Committee
NOAAi Office of Science and Technology Division 1. The Fisheries Statistics Division collects data and coordinates information and research programs.
NOAAi Southwest Fisheries Science Center conducting projects in Antarctic Ecosystem Research, Conservation Biology, Environmental Conservation, Fish Ecology, Fishery Resource Analysis and Monitoring, and Resource Enhancement & Utilization Technologies Divisions.
NOAAi Southwest Regional Office with Protected Resources, Habitat Conservation, Sustainable Fisheries Divisions
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. State natural resource agency that includes marine resource management.
Weekend and holidays.
Weekly Report of samplingi acitivity.