Rebound Potential The 'rebound potential' (rZmsy) represents the rate at which a fish population has the potential to increase after being hypothetically exposed to a maximum sustainable yield (MSY) level of harvest. It assumes the chosen MSY level of mortality is in fact sustainable, and is compensated for by an increase in juvenile survival as the population is reduced by fishing, but only to the extent possible given the constraints of a species' individual core life history parameters ( age at maturity, maximum reproductive age and fecundity, natural mortality).
Pelagic The term pelagic refers to the vertical habitat of an animal living in the upper levels of a body of water. See also epipelagic and mesopelagic.
Epipelagic The term epipelagic usually refers to waters from the surface to depths generally not exceeding around 200 m (0-109 fm).
Mesopelagic The term mesopelagic usually refers to the vertical habitat within the mid-depths of the ocean between 200 and 1000 m (109-547 fm).
Circumglobal Occurring around the world; having a worldwide distribution.
Oceanic Inhabiting the open sea, ranging beyond continental and insular shelves, beyond the neritic zone.
Neritic Inhabiting primarily coast waters primarily over the continental shelf; generally over bottom depths equal to or less than 183 m or 100 fm deep.