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Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2024: Cost Earnings Data 1993 - Hawaii Longline,

Item Identification

Title: Cost Earnings Data 1993 - Hawaii Longline
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 1994-12-31

These data were collected to support the first cost-earnings study of this fleet. Operational and vessel costs were collected by in-person interviews with vessel owners, captains, and crew. Revenue information was obtained from the Hawaii Department of Aquatic Resources commercial catch reports and NMFS logbooks (fishing effort). A total of 95 vessels (out of 122 active vessels in 1993) were interviewed and M. S. Hamilton, R.E. Curtis, and M.D. Travis conducted the project.


The objective of this study was to provide baseline economic information associated with operating a pelagic longline vessel in Hawaii in 1993. Additional objectives included documenting physical and operational characteristics of vessels, economic impacts of the most recent regulations, fishermen's opinions on the status of the fishery, and basic demographics of the Hawaii-based longline fleet.

Supplemental Information:

Short Form Metadata Collection Date: 7-JAN-2011

Division: Ecosystem Science Division

Program: Socioeconomics Program

Program Lead: Justin Hospital

Authorities: Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act

Ownership: PIFSC

Study Area: Hawaiian Archipelago, EEZ, distant waters (outside EEZ)

Temporal Resolution: Annual, trip

Frequency of Collection: Periodically

Types of Data Collected: Cost and revenue of fishing operations in 1993 by individual vessels

Collection Method: In-person survey

Recording Media: Paper

Collection Standards of the Data or Creation Standards of the Data Product: Available

Validation and QC Procedures: Available

QC Standards: Available

Quality Control Documentation: Available

Storage Location: NOAA Inouye Regional Center

Storage Media: Office desktop, CD

Storage Format: MS Access, SAS

Backups: Available

Storage and Facility Documentation: Available

Update Schedule: As needed

Data Distribution Methods: Password protected data file, published summary report


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
PARR Exclusion Legacy Data Set
None cost-earnings
None Hawaii longline fishery
None Swordfish fishery
None Tuna fishery

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None 1993
None annual
None trip

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None distant waters (outside EEZ)
None EEZ
None Hawaii
None Hawaiian Archipelago
None oceanic
None Pacific Ocean

Physical Location

Organization: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
City: Honolulu
State/Province: HI
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Access Database, spreadsheets
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

This MS-Access database contains the results of the longline economic survey - Cost Earnings Data 1993 - Hawaii Longline and consists of three (3) data tables: 1) ECON.DBF, 2) VESSEL.DBF, and 3) DEMO.DBF

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 43339
Date Effective From: 2010-05-27
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Pan, Minling
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
Email Address:
Phone: (808)725-5349
Business Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. HST M-F


CC ID: 264002
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
Email Address:
Phone: 808-725-5360
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 43373
Date Effective From: 2011-05-31
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Chan, Hing Ling
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
Email Address:
Phone: (808)725-5395


CC ID: 104169
Date Effective From: 2010-05-27
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
Email Address:
Phone: 808-725-5360
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 41811
Date Effective From: 2010-05-27
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Pan, Minling
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
Email Address:
Phone: (808)725-5349
Business Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. HST M-F


Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 43340

Hawaiian Archipelago, distant waters (outside EEZ), EEZ

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 43341
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1993-01-01
End: 1993-12-31

Data based on trips taken in 1993

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 2

CC ID: 43342
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 1994

Data collection period

Access Information

Security Class: Sensitive
Security Handling Description:

Hard copy interview forms are locked in a secured area. The electronic data are stored on government computers with all the proper Government security measures in place, including firewalls, individual username login, and password protection.

Data Access Policy:

PIFSC Data Access, Sharing and Dissemination Guidelines.

Data Access Procedure:

Email Minling Pan ( or call 808-725-5349.

Data Access Constraints:

Non-confidential summaries for public access/display

Data Use Constraints:

A. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose. B. The developers of this data are concerned with assuring its proper use. Before the data are used to draw specific scientific conclusions, potential users are requested to contact the Data Steward for background on the data. Acknowledgement of products derived from this data set should be cited. While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable, PIFSC cannot assume liability for any damages or misrepresentation caused by any inaccuracies in the data or as a result of changes to the data caused by system transfers.

Metadata Access Constraints:


Metadata Use Constraints:


Technical Environment


Access database, SAS

Data Quality


Sample was considered representative and non-biased with closed to 80% of all active vessels in 1993 were interviewed. Measurement error was minimal.

Completeness Report:

Data was completed with no omissions and selection criteria (approached all active vessels).

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

The quality of the data was controlled throughout the data life cycle including data collection, data entry, data cleaning, and data storage. Data were collected following rigid statistical method (e.g. interviewers were trained to get familiar with the questionnaire for in-person survey). Data entry file was developed to minimize data entry errors. Data were cleaned with logic checking, skipping patterns, and outliers. Data files were stored in PIFSC’s server with password protection.

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: No delay expected
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

No delay expected

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

These data are Legacy and Sensitive (Business Information). Efforts to disseminate can be arranged upon request, but the data are currently out of scope for the Data directive.

Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: No delay expected
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

Data is securely stored in PIFSC's server with password protection.

Only staff who work on the project can access to the data.


Lineage Statement:

After the data were collected through in-person interview, data were entered into the data entry file. Then the entered data were cleaned with logic checking, skipping patterns, and outliers. Finally the cleaned data were used to generate data report.

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Document Cost-Earnings Study of the Hawaii-Based Domestic Longline Fleet

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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 10401
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:10401
Metadata Record Created By: Brent M Miyamoto
Metadata Record Created: 2010-05-28 14:40+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-10-20 02:17+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2016-03-14
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2016-03-14
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2017-03-14