What is InPort?

InPort is the centralized repository of documentation (metadata) for NMFS data and the tools to access the data, as required by the Data and Information Policy Directive and the Data Documentation Procedural Directive.

FIS  NOAA Fisheries

As NMFS’s official metadata catalog, InPort is the single most important component in NMFS Enterprise Data Management (EDM) architecture which enables our customers to find, access and understand our vast array of data and information.

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Hawaii DAR Fisherman Reporting System Data (Catch)
Data Set  |  PIFSC

This data set contains the catch data from fishers who take marine life for commercial purposes and report their catch, effort, and sales on a commercial catch report form to the State of Hawaii. The fishing area extends from the Main Hawaiian Islands to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, with fishing also taking place on the high seas and around the Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIA) and Kiribati...

Hawaii DAR Dealer Reporting System Data
Data Set  |  PIFSC

In 2000 January, the Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) implemented a computerized data processing system for fish dealer data collected state-wide. Hawaii law requires that all fish dealers must provide a report to DAR for all purchases made directly from fishers. The term "fish dealers" includes fish auctions, fish markets, stores, restaurants, or any business buying fish directly from f...

Guam Shore-based Creel Survey
Data Set  |  PIFSC

Similar in basic design to other shore-based creel surveys in the region, the Guam survey has been ongoing since the early 1980s and is continuing today. Creel surveys have 2 major sub-surveys; one to estimate participation (fishing effort), and one to provide catch-rate (CPUE), species composition data, and size of fishes. One unique feature about this survey is that it has an aerial survey comp...

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