Appendix 1 – Acronyms

ABS – Annual Business Survey

ADD – Acoustic Deterrent Devices

AONB – Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

BAC – Background Assessment Concentration

Blim– Limit reference point for Spawning Stock Biomass

BODC – British Oceanographic Data Centre

Bpa – Biomass precautionary approach reference point

BRES – Business Register and Employment Survey

BTO – The British Trust for Ornithology

C2C – Coast-to-Coast

CAR Regulations – The Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011

CCC – Committee on Climate Change

CCS – Cumbria Coastal Strategy

Cefas – Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture

CFP – Common Fisheries Policy

CPU – Coastal Process Unit

CSEMP – Clean Seas Environment Monitoring Programme (UK)

CSHA – Classified Shellfish Harvesting Area

CSIP – Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme (UK)

CWT – Cumbria Wildlife Trust

DEFRA – Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs

DGLBAP – Dumfries and Galloway Local Biodiversity Action Plan

DNA – Deoxyribonucleic acid

EA – Environment Agency

EAC – Environmental Assessment Criteria

EC – European Commission

EU – European Union

EMFF – European Maritime and Fisheries Fund

EMS – European Marine Site

EQSD – Environmental Quality Standards Directive

ERL – Effects Range Low

EROD – 7-Ethoxyresorufin-O-deethylase

EU – European Union

F – Fishing mortality

FOCI – Feature of Conservation Interest

FSA – Food Standards Agency

FSS – Food Standards Scotland

FMSY – Fishing mortality consistent with achieving MSY

FU – Functional Unit

GB – Great Britain

GCR – Geological Conservation Review

GDP – Gross Domestic Product

GEcP – Good Ecological Potential

GEcS –Good Ecological Status

GEnvS – Good Environmental Status

Ha – Hectares

ICES – International Council for the Exploration of the Sea

ICZM – Integrated Coastal Zone Management

INNS – Invasive Non-Native Species

IPCC – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

IUCN – International Union for Conservation of Nature

IMO – International Maritime Organisation

INNS – Invasive non-native species

JNCC – Joint Nature Conservation Committee

LBM –  Live bivalve molluscs

LNCS – Local Nature Conservation Site

LNR – Local Nature Reserve

LWS – Local Wildlife Sites

MCCIP – Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership

MCZ – Marine Conservation Zone

MERMAN – Marine Environment Monitoring and Assessment National database

Mm – Millimetres

MMO – Marine Management Organisation

MOD – Ministry of Defence

MPA – Marine Protected Area

MS – Marine Scotland

MSFD – Marine Strategy Framework Directive

MSPD – Maritime Spatial Planning Directive

MSY – Maximum Sustainable Yield

MSYBtrigger – A biomass reference point that triggers a cautious response within the ICES MSY Framework

MU – Management Unit

NA – Not available

NBN – National Biodiversity Network

NE – Natural England

NEA – North East Atlantic

NGO – Non-Governmental Organisation

Nm – Nautical miles

NNR – National Nature Reserve

NNS – Non-Native Species

NS – NatureScot

NSA – National Scenic Area

NVZ – Nitrate Vulnerable Zone

NWIFCA – North Western Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority

ONS – Office for National Statistics

OSPAR – Oslo/Paris Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment for the North East Atlantic

PAH – Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

PBDE – Polybrominated diphenyl ethers

PCB – Polychlorinated biphenyl hydrocarbons

pe – Population equivalent

PMF – Priority Marine Feature

POPs – Persistent Organic Pollutants

ppt – Parts per thousand

PRTR – Pollutant Release and Transfer Register

R – The amount of fish added to the exploitable stock each year due to growth and/or migration into the fishing area

RBMP – River Basin Management Plan

RSPB – Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPCA – Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

RYA – Royal Yachting Association

SABS – Scottish Annual Business Statistics

SAC – Special Area of Conservation

SAS – Surfers Against Sewage

SBL – Scottish Biodiversity List

SCAPE – Scottish Coastal Archaeology and the Problem of Erosion

SEAES – Socio-economic Assessment’s for the English Solway

SEASS – Socio-economic Assessment’s for the Scottish Solway

SEPA – Scottish Environmental Protection Agency

SIC – Standard Industrial Classification

SIMCelt – Supporting Implementation of Maritime Spatial Planning in the Celtic Seas Project

SMP – Shoreline Management Plan

SPA – Special Protected Area

SPI – Species of Principal Importance

SPRI – Scottish Pollutant Release Inventory

SSB – Spawning Stock Biomass

SSPCA – Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

SSSI – Site of Special Scientific Interest

SST – Sea Surface Temperature

SWPA – Shellfish Water Protected Area

SWT – Scottish Wildlife Trust

T – Tonnes

TAC – Total Allowable Catch

TBT – Tri-Butyl-Tin

UK – United Kingdom

UK BAP – United Kingdom Biodiversity Action Plan

UKCP – United Kingdom Climate Projections

UKCP09 – United Kingdom Climate Projections 2009

UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation

UWTV – Underwater television (survey)

UWWTD – Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive

WANE(S) – Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act

WeBS – The Wetland Bird Survey

WFD – Water Framework Directive

WWT – The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

WWT – Waste Water Treatment


Image; Port Logan beach and bell tower © G.Reid/ Solway Firth Partnership.