2030 Agenda2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

ABMTarea-based management tool

ABNJareas beyond national jurisdiction

AISAutomatic Identification System

ALDFGabandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear

AqGRaquatic genetic resources for food and agriculture

AUAfrican Union



BBNJbiodiversity beyond national jurisdiction

CBDConvention on Biological Diversity

CDScatch documentation scheme

CEMCommission on Ecosystem Management

CFSCommittee on Food Security

CGIARCGIAR System Organization

CITESConvention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

CodeCode of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries

COFICommittee on Fisheries

COFI:AQCOFI Sub-Committee on Aquaculture

COFI:FTCOFI Sub-Committee on Fish Trade

COP26twenty-sixth session of the Conference of the Parties

COVID-19coronavirus disease 2019

DHAdocosahexaenoic acid

EAAecosystem approach to aquaculture

EAFecosystem approach to fisheries

EATIPEuropean Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform

ECLACEconomic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

EPAeicosapentaenoic acid

EUEuropean Union

EUMOFAEuropean Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products

FBSFAO Food Balance Sheets

FIATFisheries Infrastructure Assessment Tool

FLWfood loss and waste

FPIFAO Fish Price lndex

GAFGender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Section

GCAGlobal Conference on Aquaculture

GDPgross domestic product

GESAMPUnited Nations Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection

GFCMGeneral Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean

GGGIGlobal Ghost Gear Initiative

GIESGlobal Information Exchange System

GISgeographic information system

GPSglobal positioning system

GSAGuidelines for Sustainable Aquaculture

GTAgender-transformative approach

HIHIHand-in-Hand Initiative

HLPEHigh-Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition

HLPFUnited Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

HSHarmonized Commodity Description and Coding System

IAAintegrated agriculture-aquaculture

IBARInterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources

ICESInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea

ICTinformation and communications technology

ICT4SSFinformation and communication technologies for small-scale fisheries

IFADInternational Fund for Agricultural Development

IFFOMarine Ingredients Organisation

IFOPInstitute of Fisheries Development

IFPRIInternational Food Policy Research Institute

IHHllluminating Hidden Harvests

IIAintegrated irrigated-aquaculture

ILBIinternational legally binding instrument

ILOlnternational Labour Organization

IMOlnternational Maritime Organization

IMTAintegrated multitrophic aquaculture

INFOFISHIntergovernmental Organization for Marketing Information and Technical Advisory Services for Fishery Products in the Asia and Pacific Region

INFOPESCACentre for Marketing Information and Advisory Services for Fishery Products in Latin America and the Caribbean

INFOYUChina Fish Marketing Information and Trade Advisory Service Center

IOC-UNESCOIntergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

IPOAInternational Plan of Action

IPCCIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

ISSCAAPInternational Standard Statistical Classification of Aquatic Animals and Plants

IUCNInternational Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

IUU fishingillegal, unreported and unregulated fishing

IYAFA 2022International Year of Artisanal Aquaculture and Fisheries 2022

KDEkey data element

LCAlife cycle assessment

LDCleast developed country

LOAlength overall

MCSmonitoring, control and surveillance

MELmonitoring, evaluation and learning

MPAmarine protected area

MSYmaximum sustainable yield

NDCnationally determined contribution

NGOnon-governmental organization

NoradNorwegian Agency for Development Cooperation

NPOANational Plan of Action

NPOA-SSFNational Plan of Action in support of the implementation of the SSF Guidelines

NTMnon-tariff measure

OECDOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OECMother effective area-based conservation measure

OSPESCACentral American Organization of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector

PMP/ABProgressive Management Pathway for Improving Aquaculture Biosecurity

PPAsprogramme priority areas

PSMAAgreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (Port State Measures Agreement)

PUFApolyunsaturated fatty acid

RFABRegional Fisheries Advisory Body

RFBregional fishery body

RFMOregional fisheries management organization

ROFTAreturn on fixed tangible assets

ROIreturn on investment

RTAregional trade agreement

SDGSustainable Development Goal

SERSociety for Ecological Restoration

SICACentral American Integration System

SIDASwedish International Development Cooperation Agency

SIDSsmall island developing State

SMEsmall and medium enterprise

SOFIAThe State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture

SSFsmall-scale fisheries

SSF GuidelinesVoluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication

TBTtechnical barriers to trade

TBTIToo Big To Ignore

UNUnited Nations

UNCLOSUnited Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

UNCTADUnited Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UN DESAUnited Nations Department of Social and Economic Affairs

UNDOSSDUnited Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021–2030)

UNEPUnited Nations Environment Programme

UNFCCCUnited Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

UNICEFUnited Nations Children’s Fund

UNSDUnited Nations Statistics Division

USGSUnited States Geological Survey

VGCDSVoluntary Guidelines for Catch Documentation Schemes

VGMFGVoluntary Guidelines for the Marking of Fishing Gear

VMEvulnerable marine ecosystem

VMSvessel monitoring system

WCOWorld Customs Organization

WFPWorld Food Programme

WGFTFBWorking Group on Fishing Technology and Fish Behaviour

WHOWorld Health Organization

WTOWorld Trade Organization

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