14. Acronyms

CECAF   Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic

COADS   Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set

ECC   Equatorial Counter Current

EE   Expert Elicitation

EPA-SL   Environment Protection Agency – Sierra Leone

FAO   Food and Agricultural Organization

GCLME   Guinea Current Large Marine Ecosystem

GDP   Gross Domestic Product

IMBO   Institute of Marine Biology and Oceanography

IMO   International Maritime Organization

IOC   Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

IPCC   International Panel on Climate Change

ISFM   Institutional Support for Fisheries Management

MARPOL   International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships

MDGs   Millennium Development Goals

NBSAP   National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans

SOME   State of the Marine Environment

UNDP   United Nations Development Programme

UNEP   United Nations Environment Programme

UNESCO   United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNIDO   United Industrial Development Organization

USL   University of Sierra Leone

WACOM   West African Coast Observation Mission

WGASPS FAO/CECAF   Working Group on the Assessment of Small Pelagic Fish Sub-Group South

WHO   World Health Organization

WIWO   Working Group International Waterbirds and Wetland Research