Short Citation:
Northeast Fisheries Science Center, 2019: Cooperative Research Pilot Flatfish Survey (Yellowtail), https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/27321.

Item Identification

Title: Cooperative Research Pilot Flatfish Survey (Yellowtail)
Short Name: Pilot Flatfish Survey (Yellowtail)
Status: Completed
Abstract:

An industry-based pilot flatfish survey of Georges Bank conducted aboard the F/V Mary K and the F/V Yankee Pride. The surveyed used a two-seam, two-bridle flounder net which utilized a sweep consisting of 4” rubber cookies, 20 fathom bridles, and 5 fathom extensions. Both vessels used 734 kg Thyboron type IV 84” trawl doors and utilized a 23 fathom restrictor wire between the doors to ensure consistency in door spread. The U.S. portion of Georges Bank was divided into “high density” and “low density” strata based on input from fisherman and previously collected survey and observer data for yellowtail flounder. Stations were randomly selected within each stratum, with higher sampling intensity in the high density stratums. Tows were conducted for 20 minutes at a target speed of 2.8 knots. At locations where the seafloor would not allow a tow to be completed with the chosen gear, the nearest towable area was selected by the captain as an alternate.1

Purpose:

To investigate the feasibility, costs and benefits of implementing an industry-based flatfish survey on Georges Bank.

Notes:

Resource Survey Report: http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/press_release/pr2014/news/NR1403/Flatfish%20Pilot%20Survey%20Report.pdf

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None cooperative research
None flatfish
None survey
None yellowtail

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None 2013
None summer

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Georges Bank

Stratum Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None benthic
None demersal

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: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Instrument (Deprecated): not applicable
Platform (Deprecated): ship
Physical Collection / Fishing Gear (Deprecated): The trawl was a modified version of a survey net built by Superior Trawl, Narragansett, RI for an industry-based survey of southern New England yellowtail flounder conducted between 2003 and 2005. It is a two-seam, two-bridle flounder net with a sweep consisting of 4” rubber cookies, 20 fathom bridles, and 5 fathom extensions. Two modifications were made to the 2003-2005 survey net: the twine in the lower wings and first belly was reduced from 20 cm to 12 cm, and a 1” stretched mesh codend liner was installed. Both vessels used 734 kg Thyboron type IV 84” trawl doors and utilized a 23 fathom restrictor wire between the doors to ensure consistency in door spread.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 223066
Date Effective From: 2013
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Kostovick, Paul
Address: 166 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
USA
Email Address: paul.kostovick@noaa.gov
Phone: (508)495-2343
Fax: (508)495-2230
Business Hours: 8am-4:30pm

Distributor

CC ID: 223069
Date Effective From: 2013
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: 223067
Date Effective From: 2018-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Kostovick, Paul
Address: 166 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
USA
Email Address: paul.kostovick@noaa.gov
Phone: (508)495-2343
Fax: (508)495-2230
Business Hours: 8am-4:30pm

Originator

CC ID: 223068
Date Effective From: 2013
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

Point of Contact

CC ID: 223065
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Politis, Philip J
Address: 166 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Email Address: philip.politis@noaa.gov
Phone: (508) 495-2171

Extents

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 229042
Description

Georges Bank

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 223070
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2013-08-15
End: 2013-08-26
Description:

The Pilot Flatfish Survey of Georges Bank was conducted from August 15, 2013 through August 26, 2013.

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Policy:

Available to qualified researchers.

Data Access Procedure:

Please contact Point of Contact via email.

NEFSC Data Access Procedure:

1. Formal request in writing usually to the data owner/contact or Center Director;

2. Requester is contacted by data owner to review and verify the request content and details for data delivery options.

3. If data is confidential then owner will determine if the data may be released to the requester;

4. If data can be released, the data is downloaded and packaged for delivery electronically; or the requester may be directed to where the data is available online.

Data Access Constraints:

User must read and fully comprehend the metadata prior to use. Applications or inferences derived from the data should be carefully considered for accuracy.

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.

Data Use Constraints:

Acknowledgement of NOAA/NMFS/NEFSC, as the source from which these data were obtained in any publications and/or other representations of these, data is suggested.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 247335
Download URL: ftp://ftp.nefsc.noaa.gov/pub/dropoff/PARR/PEMAD/ESB/27321
Description:

Compressed Zipped Folders

27321_FSCSTables.zip contains Entities

- 27321_UNION_FSCS_SVBIO.csv

- 27321_UNION_FSCS_SVCAT.csv

- 27321_UNION_FSCS_SVLEN.csv

- 27321_UNION_FSCS_SVSTA.csv

Data extracted on 5/31/2019

Distribution 2

CC ID: 847029
Download URL: ftp://ftp.nefsc.noaa.gov/pub/dropoff/PARR/PEMAD/ESB/SVDBS
Description:

Compressed Zipped Folder contains Support Table Entities for this data set

SVDBS_SupportTables.zip contains Entities

- SVDBS_CLOUD.csv

- SVDBS_MATURITY_CODES.csv

- SVDBS_SEX_CODES.csv

- SVDBS_SVGEAR.csv

- SVDBS_SVMSTRATA.csv

- SVDBS_SVVESSEL.csv

- SVDBS_WEATHER.csv

- SVDBS_XBT.csv

Data extracted on 8/8/2017

Technical Environment

Description:

Oracle database on Centralized Database Management System

Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Data validation during data collection using FSCS 2.0, Data auditing post-survey by established auditing routines, Data validation during database load

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?: No
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: ~ 30 days
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: To Be Determined
If To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended, Explain:

Archiving solution for Oracle Data Sets is yet to be determined

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?:

Archival of source data preserving unaltered collected data, Scheduled backups, Remote storage backups, Password protection

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Vessel sensor data were collected electronically using SCS. Catch and biological data were collected electronically using FSCS 2.0. At the completion of the cruise, a database copy was inserted into the shoreside database.

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Type Title
Entity (ENT) Table: CLOUD
Entity (ENT) Table: MATURITY_CODES
Entity (ENT) Table: SEX_CODES
Entity (ENT) Table: SVGEAR
Entity (ENT) Table: SVMSTRATA
Entity (ENT) Table: SVVESSEL
Entity (ENT) Table: UNION_FSCS_SVBIO
Entity (ENT) Table: UNION_FSCS_SVCAT
Entity (ENT) Table: UNION_FSCS_SVLEN
Entity (ENT) Table: UNION_FSCS_SVSTA
Entity (ENT) Table: WEATHER
Entity (ENT) Table: XBT

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 27321
Metadata Record Created By: Patricia L Jones
Metadata Record Created: 2015-09-21 17:51+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-05-31
Owner Org: NEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-05-31