Terms and acronyms related to the work performed by the RMPC and its partners are provide below. This list is updated as needed.

Term (Acronym)definitionSource
Aboriginal Fishery Strategy Program, (AFSP)

Aboriginal Fishery Strategy Program

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Alaska Aquaculture, Inc. (AAI)

Alaska Aquaculture, Inc.

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Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG)

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

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Alaska Research Facility (ARF)

Alaska Research Facility

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Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC)

Alaska SeaLife Center

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American Aquaculture Corporation, AK (AAC)

American Aquaculture Corporation, AK

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Anadromous Inc, OR (ANAD)

Anadromous Inc, OR

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API Key

This is the GUID assigned to a user of the RMPC API. All records submitted or altered by a user are stamped with their unique id.

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Application Programming Interface (API)

A published standard format for communicating with applications.

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Armstrong Keta, Inc., AK (AKI)

Armstrong Keta, Inc., AK

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British Columbia Fish and Wildlife (BCFW)

British Columbia Fish and Wildlife

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Burnt Hill Salmon Ranch, OR (BHSR now OPSR) 

Burnt Hill Salmon Ranch, OR

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Burro Creek Hatchery, AK (BURR)

Burro Creek Hatchery, AK

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C.W. Heckard Company, OR (HECK)

C.W. Heckard Company, OR

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California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)

California Department of Fish and Wildlife

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California Department of Fish and Wildlife Klamath Trinity (CDFWKT)

California Department of Fish and Wildlife Klamath Trinity

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California Department of Water Resources (CDWR)

California Department of Water Resources

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Central Council Tlingit-Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (THFDC)

Central Council Tlingit-Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

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Chehalis Tribe (CHEH)

Chehalis Tribe

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Chickaloon Village Traditional Council (CVTC)

Chickaloon Village Traditional Council

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Clatsop County Fisheries Project, OR (CCF)

Clatsop County Fisheries Project, OR

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Coded Wire Tag (CWT)

Micro-sized coded wire tags (up to 1.5 mm length) that could be easily implanted into the tough nasal cartilage of juvenile salmonids

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Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC)

Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

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Colville Confederated Tribes in WA (CCT)

Colville Confederated Tribes in WA

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Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR)

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

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Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon (CTWSRO)

Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon

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Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association, AK (CIAA)

Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association, AK

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Cooperative – Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (COOP)

Cooperative – Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife

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Data Exchange

The process of sending and receiving data

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Data Exchange Standard (DES)

The DESs is the set of formal rules for the structure of data elements for a data category, and documents agreements on the representation, format, definition, structuring, tagging, transmission, manipulation, use, and management of data in which data are shared. The document that holds the various DES for the different data categories in a database is referred to as the DES Document.

RMPC also refers to this as data specification and definitions.

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Data Standards Working Group (DSWG)

assist the PSC Technical Committee on Data Sharing by: maintaining the specifications and documentation for approved contents, codes, and formats used in the exchanged mark-recovery data sets; making modifications to the contents, standards, and procedures pertaining to the mark recovery data sets as directed by the Data Sharing Committee and coordinates the implementation of these changes; and ensuring the uniformity and consistency of codes and formats of additional exchanged data sets that may develop

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Domsea Farms, Inc. WA and OR (DOMS)

Domsea Farms, Inc. WA and OR

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Douglas County PUD (DCPUD)

Douglas County PUD

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Douglas Island Pink and Chum, Inc. AK (DIPC)

Douglas Island Pink and Chum, Inc. AK

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East Bay Municipal Utilities District (EBMUD)

East Bay Municipal Utilities District

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Educational Facility in WA, excludes University of Washington (EDUC)

Educational Facility in WA, excludes University of Washington

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Eel River Salmon Restoration Project (ESRP)

Eel River Salmon Restoration Project

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Fisheries and Oceans, Canada – Research (CDFR)

Fisheries and Oceans, Canada – Research

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Fisheries and Oceans, Canada (CDFO)

Fisheries and Oceans, Canada

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Harris & Hugie Company, OR (H&H)

Harris & Hugie Company, OR

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Hoh Indian Tribe (HOH)

Hoh Indian Tribe

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Hoopa Valley Tribe (HVT)

Hoopa Valley Tribe

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Humbolt Fish Action Council, CA (HFAC)

Humbolt Fish Action Council, CA

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Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG)

Idaho Department of Fish and Game

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Kake Non-Profit Fisheries Corp., AK (KAKE)

Kake Non-Profit Fisheries Corp., AK

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Karuk Tribe (KARUK)

Karuk Tribe

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Keta Company, OR (KETA)

Keta Company, OR

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Ketchikan Tribal Hatchery Corporation, AK (KTHC)

Ketchikan Tribal Hatchery Corporation, AK

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Klawock River Hatchery, Inc., AK KRHI)

Klawock River Hatchery, Inc., AK

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Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association, AK (KRAA)

Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association, AK

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Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe (ELWAH)

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe

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Lummi Nation (LUMMI)

Lummi Nation

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Makah Tribe (MAKAH)

Makah Tribe

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Mattole Salmon Group, CA (MSG)

Mattole Salmon Group, CA

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Metlakatla Indian Community (MIC)

Metlakatla Indian Community

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Muckleshoot Indian Tribe (MIT)

Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

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National Biological Survey (NBS)

National Biological Survey

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National Marine Fisheries Service – Northwest Region, OR and WA (NMFSNWR)

National Marine Fisheries Service – Northwest Region, OR and WA

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National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Native Village of Winter Mountain (NVWM)

Native Village of Winter Mountain

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Nehalem Land & Salmon, OR (NLNS)

Nehalem Land & Salmon, OR

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Nerka Incorporated, AK (NERK)

Nerka Incorporated, AK

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Nez Perce Tribe (NPT)

Nez Perce Tribe

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Nisqually Indian Tribe (NISQ)

Nisqually Indian Tribe

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NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center, WA (NMFSNWFSC)

NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center, WA

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Nome Fishermen’s Association (NFA)

Nome Fishermen’s Association

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Nooksack Indian Tribe (NOOK)

Nooksack Indian Tribe

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Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association, AK (NSRAA)

Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association, AK

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Northwest Fish Culture Conference (NWFCC)

Northwest Fish Culture Conference

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Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC)

Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

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Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation, AK (NSEDC)

Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation, AK

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Oregon Aquafoods, INC (OAF)

Oregon Aquafoods, INC

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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW)

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

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Oregon State University (OSU)

Oregon State University

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Oregon-Pacific Salmon Ranch (OPSR formerly BHSR)

Oregon-Pacific Salmon Ranch

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Pacific Lumber Company, CA (PLCO)

Pacific Lumber Company, CA

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Pacific Salmon Commission (PSC)

An international decision-making organization, composed of four Commissioners (and four alternates) from the United States and Canada. As a treaty organization, the PSC facilitates implementation of the Treaty through research and regular meetings between national, provincial/state, First Nation, and U.S. tribal delegates to manage commercial, sport, and subsistence fisheries in both countries. It has responsibility for all salmon originating in the waters of one country which are subject to interception by the other, affect management of the other country’s salmon or affect biologically the stocks of the other country.

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Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC)

As stated by the governing compact, PSMFC’s purpose shall be “to promote the better utilization of fisheries – marine, shell, and anadromous, which are of mutual concern, and to develop a joint program of protection and prevention of physical waste of such fisheries in all of those areas of the Pacific Ocean over which the compacting states jointly or separately now have or may hereafter acquire jurisdiction.” Member states include California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska.  Each represented by three Commissioners.

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Point No Point Treaty Council, WA (PNTPC)

Point No Point Treaty Council, WA

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Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe (PGST)

Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe

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Port Graham Hatchery Corporation, AK (PGHC)

Port Graham Hatchery Corporation, AK

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Prince of Wales Hatchery Association, AK (POWHA)

Prince of Wales Hatchery Association, AK

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Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation, AK (PWSAC)

Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation, AK

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Puget Sound Energy, WA (PSE)

Puget Sound Energy, WA

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Puyallup Tribe of Indians (PUYA)

Puyallup Tribe of Indians

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Quileute Nation (QUIL)

Quileute Nation

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Quinault Division of Natural Resources (QDNR)

Quinault Division of Natural Resources

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Regional Committee on Marking and Tagging (RCMT)

a technical committee chaired by the Regional Mark Processing Center Program Manager that evaluates regional marking proposals and coordinates coastwide agreements on marking salmonid stocks. Its function is to ensure the integrity of the stock identification information provided by marking, sampling, and data exchange programs, and that is used in stock assessment, harvest management, and enhancement evaluation.

RMPC

Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups, WA (RFEG)

Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups, WA

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Regional Mark Information System (RMIS)

RMPC maintains the on-line Regional Mark Information System (RMIS) to facilitate exchange of CWT data among release agencies, sampling & recovery agencies, and other data users. The RMPC also serves as the U.S. site for exchanging U.S. CWT data with Canada for Pacific Salmon Treaty purposes. Canada houses a second complete copy of Pacific Coast wide CWT data sets.  

RMPC

Regional Mark Processing Center (RMPC)

Supports and facilitates the ongoing CWT-related needs of the PSMFC member States, the Regional Committee on Marking and Tagging members, and the PSC. RMPC was selected in 1988 by the U.S. Section of the Pacific Salmon Commission to house and maintain the coded-wire tag database in the U.S. and to be the designated site for sharing data with Canada. Thus, the RMPC serves both a regional coordination role and a data management role.

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Rowdy Cr. Hatchery, CA (ROWH)

Rowdy Cr. Hatchery, CA

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San Joaquin River Group, CA (SJRC)

San Joaquin River Group, CA

RMPC
Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe (SAUK)

Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe

RMPC
Sheldon Jackson College, AK (SJC)

Sheldon Jackson College, AK

RMPC
Shoalwater Tribe (SHOL)

Shoalwater Tribe

RMPC
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes (SBT)

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes

RMPC
Silverking Oceanic Farms, CA (SOF)

Silverking Oceanic Farms, CA

RMPC
Sitka Sound Science Center, AK (SSSC)

Sitka Sound Science Center, AK

RMPC
Siuslaw Fisheries, OR (SIUF)

Siuslaw Fisheries, OR

RMPC
Skagit River System Cooperative, WA (SRSC)

Skagit River System Cooperative, WA

RMPC
Skokomish Indian Tribe (SKOK)

Skokomish Indian Tribe

RMPC
Smith River Kiwanis Club (SRKC)

Smith River Kiwanis Club

RMPC
South Yuba River Citizens League, CA (SYCL)

South Yuba River Citizens League, CA

RMPC
Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association, AK (SSRAA)

Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association, AK

RMPC
Spokane Tribe of Indians (STOI)

Spokane Tribe of Indians

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Squaxin Island Tribe (SQAX)

Squaxin Island Tribe

RMPC
Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians (STIL)

Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians

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Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak (STK)

Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak

RMPC
Suquamish Tribe (SUQ)

Suquamish Tribe

RMPC
Tacoma Power, WA (TP)

Tacoma Power, WA

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Technical Committee on Data Sharing (TCDS)

One of a number of bilateral Technical Committees that provide scientific advice to the Pacific Salmon Commission. The TCDS is responsible for: facilitating data exchange between the two Parties; and developing standard methods of reporting and analyzing coded-wire-tag data.

RMPC

Tulalip Tribes (TULA)

Tulalip Tribes

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Tyee Foundation, CA (TYEE)

Tyee Foundation, CA

RMPC
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

RMPC
U.S. Forest Service (USFS)

U.S. Forest Service

RMPC
U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Copy

U.S. Forest Service

RMPC
U.S.Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

U.S.Fish and Wildlife Service

RMPC
University of Idaho (UI)

University of Idaho

RMPC
University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Science, WA (UW)

University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Science, WA

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Upper Skagit Tribe (UPSK)

Upper Skagit Tribe

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Valdez Fisheries Development Association, AK (VFDA)

Valdez Fisheries Development Association, AK

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Validation

determining and confirming that something satisfies or conforms to defined rules, business rules, integrity constraints, defined standards, etc. The system cannot perform any validation unless it first has a definition of the ways things should be.

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Versioning

the unique identification and storage of multiple versions of an object.

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Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

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Web Services

platform-neutral, vendor-independent protocols that enable distributed processing to be performed using XML and Web-based technologies. Sometimes instantiated as remote procedures calls in which the request is an XML document (DAMA definition).

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Yakama Nation (YAKA)

Yakama Nation

Yurok Tribe Fisheries Program (YTFP)

Yurok Tribe Fisheries Program

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