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ADSGAF - Association for Deep-Sea Going Artisanal Fishermen

BEDROC - Building and Enabling Disaster Resilience of Coastal Communities

BOBLME - Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem Project

BOBP-IGO - Bay of Bengal Programme-Inter Governmental Organization

CBD - Convention on Biological Diversity

CCRF - Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (of FAO)

CEDAW - Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, 1979

ADSGAF - Association for Deep-Sea Going Artisanal Fishermen

BEDROC - Building and Enabling Disaster Resilience of Coastal Communities

BOBLME - Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem Project

BOBP-IGO - Bay of Bengal Programme-Inter Governmental Organization

CBD - Convention on Biological Diversity

CCRF - Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (of FAO)

CEDAW - Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, 1979

CIFRI - Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute

CIFT - Central Institute of Fisheries Technology

CITES - Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, 1975

CMFRI - Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute

COFI - Committee on Fisheries

CSO(s) - civil society organization(s)

DADF - Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture

EAF - Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries

EAFM - Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management

EEZ - exclusive economic zone

EIA - environmental impact assessment  

FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FWO(s) - fishworker organization(s)

GAP - Global Assistance Programme of FAO

GEF - Global Environmental Facility

GoI - Government of India

HRLN - Human Rights Law Network, India

ICAR - Indian Council for Agricultural Research

ICCPR - International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1966

ICESCR - International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 1966

ICSF - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers

IGO(s) - inter-governmental organization(s)

ILO - International Labour Organization

IPC - International Planning Committee on Food Sovereignty 

MFRA - Marine Fishing Regulation Act

mn – million

MPA - marine protected area

NFF - National Fishworkers’ Forum

NGO(s) - non-governmental organization(s)

NHRC - National Human Rights Commission

NITI-Aayog - National Institution for Transforming India-Aayog

PPP(s) - public-private partnerships

SAP - Strategic Action Programme

SIFFS - South Indian Federation of Fishermen Societies

SNEHA - Social Need Education and Human Awareness

SSF Guidelines - FAO Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication

SSF - small-scale fisheries

TRIPS - The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, 1994

UDHR - Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948

UNCLOS - United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, 1982

UNDRIP - United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 2007

UT - Union Territory

VGSSF - Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines)

WFF - World Forum of Fish Workers & Fish Harvesters

WFFP - World Forum of Fisher Peoples