Short Citation:
Northeast Fisheries Science Center, 2020: Food Habits Database (FHDBS), https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/8083.

Item Identification

Title: Food Habits Database (FHDBS)
Short Name: Food Habits Database (FHDBS)
Status: Completed
Abstract:

The NEFSC Food Habits Database has two major sources of data. The first, and most extensive, is the standard NEFSC Bottom Trawl Surveys Program. During these surveys, food habits data are collected for a variety of species. Additionally, "process-oriented" cruises are conducted periodically to address specific questions related to the feeding ecology of the fish in the ecosystem.

Both sources provide primarily stomach content information; composition, total and individual prey weights or volumes, and length of prey. Additional information associated with each fish predator is also collected. Other databases encompass the prey fields of these fish, and include zooplankton, ichthyoplankton, and benthic surveys.

Purpose:

The surveys were designed to monitor trends in abundance and distribution and to provide data and samples to study the ecology of the large number of fish and invertebrate species inhabiting the northeast US continental shelf.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None abundance
None distribution
None feeding ecology
None Fish feeding ecology
None Fish trophic ecology
None food habits
None predator-prey interactions
None prey fields
None stomach content

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Continuous
None Continuous fall and spring sampling

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Cape Hatteras
None Georges Bank
None Northeast US continental shelf
None Northwest Atlantic Ocean
None Nova Scotia

Physical Location

Organization: Northeast Fisheries Science Center
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)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 208927
Date Effective From: 2001
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Smith, Brian
Address: 166 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1026
USA
Email Address: brian.smith@noaa.gov
Phone: 508-495-2020

Distributor

CC ID: 242238
Date Effective From: 2001
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: 204154
Date Effective From: 2015-05-22
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Smith, Brian
Address: 166 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1026
USA
Email Address: brian.smith@noaa.gov
Phone: 508-495-2020

Originator

CC ID: 204156
Date Effective From: 2001
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: 202552
Date Effective From: 2001-11
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Smith, Brian
Address: 166 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1026
USA
Email Address: brian.smith@noaa.gov
Phone: 508-495-2020

Extents

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 31393
W° Bound: -76
E° Bound: -66
N° Bound: 45
S° Bound: 35
Description

Approximately Cape Hatteras, NC to Nova Scotia, Canada

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 36957
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1973
Description:

Systematic sampling of fish diets began on the NEFSC bottom trawl survey in 1973

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

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:

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:

Prior to using data, it is recommended to contact Brian Smith from the Food Web Dynamics Program via email to get guidance on use of this data set.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 247332
Download URL: ftp://ftp.nefsc.noaa.gov/pub/dropoff/PARR/PEMAD/PBB/FWDP/8083/
File Name: 8083_FHDBS_Data.zip
Description:

Compressed Zipped Folder: 8083_FHDBS_Data

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 202553
URL: http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/femad/pbio/fwdp/
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: HTML
Description:

Online information regarding the food habits database

Technical Environment

Description:

Oracle 11g sole database

Data Quality

Accuracy:

Data is audited prior to being available including a 15-point data quality assurance check conducted by experienced personnel within the Food Web Dynamics Program.

Completeness Report:

Data was extracted on February 27, 2017. For more current data, email Brian Smith in the Food Web Dynamics Program.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

The FHDBS data undergo a 15-point data quality assurance check conducted by experienced personnel of the Food Web Dynamics Program. These checks range from ensuring the final data are complete (e.g. prey percentages sum to 100%, eliminate duplicate data, and all necessary fields are populated) to more complex quality assurance in the form of accurate prey selection and prey taxonomy, and other biological constraints (e.g. size of prey versus predator size, and volume or weight of prey versus weight of predator).

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: 1 year
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: To Be Determined
If To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended, Explain:

Data will be archived once a solution for archiving relational data sets is defined

Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: To be determined
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:

see Food Web Dynamics Program website at http://nefsc.noaa.gov/femad/pbb/fwdp/ for a description of data and sources

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Type Title
Entity (ENT) FHSPECIES Species List
Entity (ENT) Table: FHPD
Entity (ENT) Table: FHPY
Entity (ENT) Table: FHPYL

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 8083
Metadata Record Created By: Kathleen C Mays
Metadata Record Created: 2008-09-30 15:48+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-02-27
Owner Org: NEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-02-28