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Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2023: Bottomfish Otolith Archive,

Item Identification

Title: Bottomfish Otolith Archive
Status: In Work

Ryan Nichols (FBSAB LHP) collected this data set and it contains information on fish otoliths collected from previous research cruises and stored in Aiea Research Facility. He visually inspected each otolith vial to note the condition and how many pairs of otoliths were collected. When available he included the capture date, capture location, fish species, fish length (total length or fork length), fish weight and cruise information.


Specimen collection for age and growth Research on various species of Hawaiian bottomfish, particularly, the "Deep 7".


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None bottomfish
None LHP
None otoliths

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Main Hawaiian Islands
None Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

Physical Location

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

The Honolulu IRC facility on Ford Island

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Files
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

Physical specimens (otoliths) stored in IRC wet archival storage room, Data associated with the otoliths are stored in an Excel spreadsheet on Ryan Nichols hard drive and IRC shared drive.

Support Roles


CC ID: 233129
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.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 1268546
Date Effective From: 2023-08
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Schemmel, Eva M
Email Address:
Contact Instructions:

Contact via email.

View Historical Support Roles


Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 44260
W° Bound: 165
E° Bound: -120
N° Bound: 45
S° Bound: 10

Main Hawaiian and Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 44261
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1970-01-01

Otoliths in this collection date back to the 1970's but were not archived or entered into any kind of database until 2005; otoliths are still being collected and will be added to this dataset.

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Send written request to PIFSC via email and get approval by the PIFSC data owner.

Data Access Constraints:


Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

QC review prior to data entry. Further QC after data entry.

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 Year
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: NCEI-MD
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: 1 Year
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

PIFSC ITS performs scheduled back-ups.


Lineage Statement:

Data was collected in the field by PIFSC staff, and entered in table format into electronic spreadsheets.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 10835
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:10835
Metadata Record Created By: Meagan A Sundberg
Metadata Record Created: 2011-02-16 17:56+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Brent M Miyamoto
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-08-25 18:38+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-07-23
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2019-07-23
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-07-23