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Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2024: Juvenile Swordfish (Xiphias gladius) Specimens Collected from 1991-2002,

Item Identification

Title: Juvenile Swordfish (Xiphias gladius) Specimens Collected from 1991-2002
Status: Completed

Juvenile swordfish caught throughout the Pacific Ocean collected by Hawaii longline observers, aboard the Thomas Cromwell research vessel, and donated by various fishing vessels.


To collect juvenile swordfish specimens for life history work.


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None gonads
None Hawaii Longline Observer Program
None Juvenile Swordfish
None lengths
None LHP
None muscle tissue
None otoliths
None xiphias gladius

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None 1991-2002

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Australia
None Big Island
None Guam
None Hawaii
None Kiribati
None Midway
None Oahu
None South Pacific Ocean
None Tahiti

Physical Location

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

The Life History Program has relocated to the Honolulu IRC facility on Ford Island hence; most data sets are stored there.

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Mixed
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

Large 5" binder of hand-written swordfish processing worksheets in Robert Humphreys possession, all information recorded on paper has been entered into an Excel spreadsheet on the shared drive at the IRC.

Support Roles


CC ID: 233195
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: 1268565
Date Effective From: 2023-08
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Schemmel, Eva M
Email Address:
View Historical Support Roles


Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 45444
W° Bound: 150
E° Bound: -125
N° Bound: 40
S° Bound: -30

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 69559
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1991-01-01
End: 2002-12-31

Data collection was from 1991 through 2002. The handwritten records were entered into a spreadsheet in 2012.

Access Information

Security Class: Sensitive
Security Classification System:

Contains confidential fisheries data.

Data Access Procedure:

Send written request to PIFSC 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: 11758
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:11758
Metadata Record Created By: Meagan A Sundberg
Metadata Record Created: 2012-02-13 20:03+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Brent M Miyamoto
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-08-25 19:32+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