Short Citation:
Northeast Fisheries Science Center, 2019: Northeast Cooperative Research Study Fleet (SF) Program Biological Sampling Data, https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/27317.

Item Identification

Title: Northeast Cooperative Research Study Fleet (SF) Program Biological Sampling Data
Short Name: SF Biological Sampling Data
Status: Completed
Abstract:

Northeast Cooperative Research Study Fleet (SF) Program partners with a subset of commercial fishermen to collect high quality, high resolution, haul by haul self-reported fishing data. SF staff routinely sails with program participants in order to collect independent catch weight measurements to compare to the Captains’ kept and discard records for verification.The SF Program creates a unique opportunity for the collection of biological data as well as biological samples both by vessel operators and by SF staff. Participant vessels are able to provide biological data and fish to the NEFSC for use in research relevant to species stock assessments and a better understanding of fish biology. Commercial fishermen have the ability to provide samples during periods of time when traditional sample sources are unavailable (i.e., periods when NEFSC bottom trawl surveys are not operating, periods of species closures, specific needs with respect to species presence at certain times of the year and/or in specific locations, etc.) and they can also provide additional information with regards to their encountered catch (i.e., length frequencies, sex ratios, etc.).

Purpose:

Monitor and verify participants catch estimation of discard species. Collect biological data during periods of time when traditional sample sources are unavailable to fill in data gaps.

Supplemental Information:

The Biological data is housed and managed using 22 tables in the NEFSC Oracle database. Related table names begin with 'SF_BIOSAMP'

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None age
None biological data
None catch estimation
None Cooperative Research
None depth
None fishery dependent data
None length
None length frequency
None maturity
None maturity
None sex
None sex frequency
None Study Fleet Program
None temperature

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None continuous

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Georges Bank
None Gulf of Maine
None Mid-Atlantic
None Northwest Atlantic
None Southern New England

Stratum Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None benthic
None demersal
None pelagic

Physical Location

Organization: NEFSC Woods Hole Lab
City: Woods Hole
State/Province: MA
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Oracle Database
Maintenance Frequency: Continually
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Instrument (Deprecated): Various Fishing Vessel GPS Units, Aqualogger 530 Temperature Depth probes, Star-Oddi DST Centi Temperature Depth Probes, Vemco Temperarure Depth Probes, Dell laptops with various models and operating systems running Northeast Fisheries Sceince Center Fisheries Logbook Data Recording Software (FLDRS), various spring and dial scales for measuring fish weight.
Platform (Deprecated): Fishing gear, Fishing vessel
Physical Collection / Fishing Gear (Deprecated): Otter trawl door, scallop dredge, gillnet, longline

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 222990
Date Effective From: 2011
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Morin, Michael D
Address: 28 Tarzwell Drive
Narragansett, RI 02882
USA
Email Address: mike.morin@noaa.gov
Phone: 401-782-3278
Fax: 401-782-3292

Distributor

CC ID: 222994
Date Effective From: 2011
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC)
Address: 166 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1026
USA
Phone: (508)495-2000
URL: http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 222991
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Burchard, Katie A
Address: 28 Tarzwell Drive
Narragansett, RI 02882
USA
Email Address: katie.burchard@noaa.gov
Phone: 401-782-3251
Fax: 401-782-3292

Originator

CC ID: 222993
Date Effective From: 2011
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Burchard, Katie A
Address: 28 Tarzwell Drive
Narragansett, RI 02882
USA
Email Address: katie.burchard@noaa.gov
Phone: 401-782-3251
Fax: 401-782-3292

Originator

CC ID: 222992
Date Effective From: 2011
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Morin, Michael D
Address: 28 Tarzwell Drive
Narragansett, RI 02882
USA
Email Address: mike.morin@noaa.gov
Phone: 401-782-3278
Fax: 401-782-3292

Point of Contact

CC ID: 222989
Date Effective From: 2011
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Burchard, Katie A
Address: 28 Tarzwell Drive
Narragansett, RI 02882
USA
Email Address: katie.burchard@noaa.gov
Phone: 401-782-3251
Fax: 401-782-3292

Extents

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 222997
W° Bound: -75.201667
E° Bound: -67.983333
N° Bound: 44.005
S° Bound: 35.554722

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 222998
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 2007-03-24
Description:

The first Study Fleet trip where catch estimation and/or biosampling occurred on sailed on March 24, 2007.

Access Information

Security Class: Sensitive
Data Access Procedure:

Formal data request form is filled out and sent to Point of Contact, reviewed with Cooperative Research Program Branch Chief for approval. If approved, data request form is signed, returned and archived.

Data Access Constraints:

NEFSC Data Access Constraint:

If data is stored on an internal NEFSC network, the requester may not have direct access to query the data unless they are also authorized for network access.

Technical Environment

Description:

Oracle database on centralized data management system

Data Quality

Accuracy:

Certain biological values such as lengths and weights are written at sea and later entered into an application where it is uploaded to the database. This allows for the possibility of transcribing errors. Taking the weight of fish at sea is difficult due to the unstable environemnt on a vessel. There fore weight is accurate to the nearest tenth place.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Post-trip analytical adjustments can be made to correct for any bias relative to the Captains’ reported landing weight from dealer reports. In order to conduct analyses on the discard estimates customary information on the precision and bias of the Captains’ estimated weights is needed. Study Fleet staff routinely sails with program participants in order to collect independent catch weight measurements to compare to the Captains’ kept and discard records for verification.

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: Yes
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: Unknown
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: Yes
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: Yes
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: 1-3 months
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

Not applicable

Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: Other
If World Data Center or Other, Specify: NARA
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: Unknown
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

NEFSC DMS protection plan (Scheduled backups and remote storage backups)

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Dell laptops with various models and operating systems running Northeast Fisheries Science Center Fisheries Logbook Data Recording Software (FLDRS). FVTR VERS tables.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 27317
Metadata Record Created By: Patricia L Jones
Metadata Record Created: 2015-09-21 10:12+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2016-09-01
Owner Org: NEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2017-09-02