Canadian Aquaculture R&D Review 2015

Glossary

Term
Definition

a.i.
Active ingredient

AAFC
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

AANS
Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia

ABMA
Aquaculture Bay Management Area

ACAIRDN
Atlantic Canada Aquaculture Industry Research and Development Network

ACFFA
Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association

ACOA
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

ACOA – AIF
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency – Atlantic Innovation Fund

ACOM
Assimilation Capacity of Organic Matter

ACPNB
Association des Conchyliculteurs Professionnels du Nouveau-Brunswick

ACRDP
Aquaculture Collaborative Research and Development Program

AGRG
Applied Genomics Research Group

AIF
Atlantic Innovation Fund (ACOA)

AIS
Aquatic Invasive Species

APC
Artificial Positive Control

ArA
Arachidonic Acid

ARDI
Agri-Food Research and Development Initiative

AVC
Atlantic Veterinary College (UPEI)

BC
British Columbia

BCPOL
BC Pacific Oyster Ltd.

BCSFA
BC Salmon Farmers Association

BCSGA
BC Shellfish Grower’s Association

BCWD
Bacterial Cold Water Disease

BIO
Bedford Institute of Oceanography (DFO)

BKD
Bacterial Kidney Disease

BMA
Bay Management Area

BOD
Biochemical Oxygen Demand

CAAHRD
Centre for Aquatic Animal Health Research and Diagnostics

CAAPBL
Charlottetown Aquatic Animal Pathogen and Biocontainment Lab (now GBU-AAHL)

CAER
Centre for Aquaculture and Environmental Research

CAHS
BC Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences

CAIA
Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance

CARTI
Centre for Applied Research, Technology, and Innovation

cAS
Cultured Atlantic Salmon

CASD
Centre for Aquaculture and Seafood Development

CAT 
Center for Aquaculture Technologies 

CATC
Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada

CCFAM
Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers

CCFI
Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation

CCFRN
Canadian Capture Fisheries Research Network (NSERC)

CCI
College and Community Innovation Program (NSERC)

CCNB
Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick

CDBQ
Centre de développement Bioalimentaire du Québec

cDNA
Complementary DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid)

CED
Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

CÉGEP
General and Vocational College

CERC
Canada Excellence Research Chair

CFI
Canada Foundation for Innovation

CFIA
Canadian Food Inspection Agency 

CIMTAN
Canadian Integrated Multitrophic Aquaculture Network

CNA
College of the North Atlantic

COSEWIC
Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada

CPE
Cryptopathic Effects

CRI
Canadian Rivers Institute

CSAS
Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat

CSIRO
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (Australia)

CSR
Centre for Shellfish Research (VIU)

CTD
Conductivity, Temperature, and Depth

CTSS
Centre de Transfert et de Sélection des Salmonidés

CZRI
Coastal Zones Research Institute

DAAF
Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture, and Fisheries (New Brunswick)

Dalhousie U
Dalhousie University

DEB
Dynamic Energy Budget

DFA
Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture of Newfoundland and Labrador

DFARD
Department of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development (PEI)

DFO
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

DHA
Docosahexaenoic acid

DNA
Deoxyribonucleic acid

DNC
Dinitrocarbanilide

DON
Deoxynivalenol

EC
Environment Canada

ECIS
Electric cell-substrate impedence sensing

EDC
Economic Development Canada

ELA
Experimental Lakes Area

EPA
Eicosapentaenoic Acid

EPAQ
École des Pêches de l’Aquaculture et du Québec

FAO
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FAP
Fond d’Amorçage de Partenariat 

FAWCR
Finfish Aquaculture Waste Control Regulation

FCR
Feed Conversion Ratio

FFAW
Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union

FIMTA
Freshwater Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture

FM
Fishmeal

FONCER
Programme de Formation Orientée vers la Nouveauté, la Collaboration et l’Expérience en Recherche du CRSNG 

FVCOM
Finite Volume Coastal Ocean Model

GAA
Gulf Aquaculture Association

GBU-AAHL
Gulf Biocontainment Unit – Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory

GH
Growth Hormone

GHR
Growth Hormone Receptor

GIS
Geographical Information Systems

GRDI
Genomics Research and Development Initiative

HAA 
Health of Animals Act

HAMP
Harmful Algae Monitoring Program

HEPA
High-efficiency Particulate Arrestance

HMSC
Huntsman Marine Science Centre

HQP
Highly Qualified Personel

HSMI
Heart and Skeletal Muscle Inflamation

HSP
Heat Shock Protein

HUFA
Highly Unsaturated Fatty Acid

IAF
INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier Research Centre

iBoF
Inner Bay of Fundy

ICR
Institute for Coastal Research

IFAT
Indirect Fluorescent Antibody Technique

IFREMER
French Research Institute for Exploration of the Sea

IGF
Insulin-like Growth Factor

IHNV
Infectious Haematopoietic Necrosis Virus

IMAP
Integrated Management Aquaculture Plans

IMTA
Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture

IOS
Institute of Ocean Sciences (DFO)

IPMP
Integrated Pest Management Practices

IPN
Infectious Pancreatic Necrosis

IPNV
Infectious Pancreatic Necrosis Virus

IPSFAD
Interprovincial Partnership for Sustainable Freshwater Aquaculture Development

IRAP
Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC)

ISA
Infectious Salmon Anemia

ISAV
Infectious Salmon Anemia Virus

ISMER
Institut des Sciences de la Mer de Rimouski

ISO
International Organization for Standards

ITC
Introductions and Transfers Committee

KCS
Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd.

Lakehead U
Lakehead University

LED
Light Emitting Diode

LPS
Lipopolysaccharide

Lys
Lysine

MAMROT
Ministère des Affaires Municipales, des Régions et de l’Occupation du Territoire

MAPAQ
Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec

MDEIE
Ministère du Développement économique, de l’Innovation et de l’Exportation, Québec

Met
Methionine

MFE
Ministère des Finances et l’Économie

MHA-Ca
Hydroxymethionine Analogue

MSX
Multinucleate Sphere X

MUN
Memorial University of Newfoundland

N
Nitrogen

NAAHLS
National Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory System

NAAHP
National Aquatic Animal Health Program

NAIA
Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association

NASAPI
National Aquaculture Strategic Action Plan Initiative

NB
New Brunswick

NBCC
New Brunswick Community College

NBDAAF
New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries

NBRPC
New Brunswick Research Productivity Council

NGO
Non-Governmental Organization

NGS
Next Generation Sequencing Technologies

NHSF
Northern Harvest Sea Farms Inc.

NIC
North Island College

NIS
Non-Indiginous Species

NL
Newfoundland and Labrador

NOAA
Northern Ontario Aquaculture Association

NOAA
US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration

NRA
Neutral Red Retention Assay

NRC
National Research Council

NS
Nova Scotia

NSDFA
Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture

NSERC
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

NSERC-USRA
NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards Program

NSERD
Nova Scotia Economic and Rural Development

NTG
Non-Transgenic

OA
Ocean Acidification

OIE
World Organization for Animal Health

OMAFRA
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (now Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food)

OMNR
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

OMoE
Ontario Ministry of the Environment

OPC
Opportunistic Polychaete Complex

OSC
Ocean Science Centre (MUN)

OTN
Ocean Tracking Network

P
Phosphorus

PAGE
Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis

PARR
Program for Aquaculture Regulatory Research

PBS
Pacific Biological Station (DFO)

PCR
Polymerase Chain Reaction

PEI
Prince Edward Island

PEI-DFARD 
PEI Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development

PEIAA
Prince Edward Island Aquaculture Alliance

PIT
Passive Inductive Transponder

PP
Plant Protein

PRV
Piscine Reovirus

PSIIRI
Programme de Soutien aux Initiatives Internationales de Recherche et d’Innovation

PSP
Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning

PST
Paralytic Shellfish Toxin

PVC
Polyvinyl Chloride

qPCR
Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Queen’s U
Queen’s University

RAQ
Ressources Aquatiques Québec

RAS
Recirculating Aquaculture System

RDC
Research & Development Corporation (NL)

RE
Retention Efficiency

RNA
Ribonucleic Acid

RNAi
RNA interference

ROV
Remotely Opperated Vehicle

RPC
Research and Productivity Council (NB)

rRNA
Ribosomal RNA (Ribonucleic Acid)

RSIV
Red Sea Bream Iridoviral Disease

RT-qPCR
Reverse Transcriptase quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

SABM
Société des Amis du Biodôme de Montréal

SABS
St. Andrews Biological Station

SDI
Seston Depletion Index

SÉPAQ
Société des Établissements de Plein Air du Québec

SFU
Simon Fraser University

SIMCorp
Sweeney International Marine Corp. 

SINTEF
Stiftelsen for Industriell og Teknisk Forskning (English: The Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research) (Norway)

SNP
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism

SODIM
Société de Développement de l’Industrie Maricole Inc.

SOP
Standard Opperating Procedure

SOP
Ships of Opportunity Program

SORDAC
Société de Recherche et de Développement en Aquaculture Continentale Inc.

SPDV
Salmon Pancreas Disease Virus

SSHRC
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

StFX
St. Francis Xavier University

SVCV
Spring Veremia of Carp Virus

TG
Transgenic

Trent U
Trent University

U Adelaide
University of Adelaide

U Bergen
University of Bergen

U Guelph
University of Guelph

U Idaho
University of Idaho

U Laval
University of Laval

U Manitoba
University of Manitoba

U Moncton
University of Moncton

U of T
University of Toronto

U Paris
University of Paris

U Washington
University of Washington

U Waterloo
University of Waterloo

U Windsor
University of Windsor

UBC
University of British Columbia

UBO
University of Western Brittany Brest

UdeM
University of Montréal

UMCM
University of Moncton Moncton Campus

UMCS
University of Moncton Shippagan Campus

UNB
University of New Brunswick

UNBF
University of New Brunswick – Fredericton

UNBSJ
University of New Brunswick – Saint John

UofT
University of Toronto

UPEI
University of Prince Edward Island

UPEI-AVC
University of Prince Edward Island – Atlantic Veterinary College

UQAC
University of Quebec – Chicoutimi

UQAM
University of Quebec – Montreal

UQAR
University of Quebec – Rimouski

USA 
United States of America

USFWS
United States Fish and Wildlife Services

USRA
Undergraduate Student Research Awards

UVic
University of Victoria

VHS
Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia

VHSV
Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus

VIU
Vancouver Island University

Wilfred Laurier U
Wilfred Laurier University

WD
Wasting Disease

Western U
University of Western Ontario

WSD
White Spot Disease

WSSV
White Spot Symptom Virus