Short Citation:
Southwest Fisheries Science Center, 2021: Groundfish Ecology Cruises, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/17085.

Item Identification

Title: Groundfish Ecology Cruises
Short Name: Groundfish Ecology Cruises
Status: Completed
Creation Date: 2001-11
Publication Date: 2005
Abstract:

This program involved a series of one day cruises on a commercial trawl and longline vessel. Cruises were conducted once per month from 2001-2005. The objectives of the cruises were: collect monthly biological data on all groundfish observed, examine spatial and temporal distributions. An added feature was the use of commercial vessels operated by experienced commercial fishermen. All cruises were conducted in the Monterey Bay area (California).

Purpose:

Collect biological data on groundfish.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None biological data
None flatfish
None groundfish
None longline
None monterey california
None rockfish
None trawl

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None 2001-2005

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None monterey california

Physical Location

Organization: Southwest Fisheries Science Center
City: Santa Cruz
State/Province: CA
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Database
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Sql Server database
Entity Attribute Overview:

many tables with cruise and biological data. Also some acoustic tagging data is present.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 79665
Date Effective From: 2001-01-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Pearson, Don
Address: 110 Shaffer Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
USA
Email Address: don.pearson@noaa.gov
Phone: (831) 420-3944
Fax: (831) 420-3977
Business Hours: M-F 6:00 - 14:30
Contact Instructions:

contact don via email at don.pearson@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 264610
Date Effective From: 2000
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC)
Address: 8901 La Jolla Shores Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037
USA
Phone: (858)546-7000
URL: http://swfsc.noaa.gov/
Business Hours: 8:00-16:30

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 264612
Date Effective From: 2000
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Pearson, Don
Address: 110 Shaffer Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
USA
Email Address: don.pearson@noaa.gov
Phone: (831) 420-3944
Fax: (831) 420-3977
Business Hours: M-F 6:00 - 14:30
Contact Instructions:

contact via email

Point of Contact

CC ID: 264611
Date Effective From: 2000
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Pearson, Don
Address: 110 Shaffer Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
USA
Email Address: don.pearson@noaa.gov
Phone: (831) 420-3944
Fax: (831) 420-3977
Business Hours: M-F 6:00 - 14:30
Contact Instructions:

contact via email

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 79666
W° Bound: -122.66666666667
E° Bound: -121.83333333333
N° Bound: 37.33333333333
S° Bound: 36.5
Description

Monterey Bay area in depths of 15 meters to 1000 meters

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 79667
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2001-11
End: 2005-10
Description:

Monthly trawls and longline sets

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Policy:

data can be accessed via odbc connections or request to the data manager don.pearson@noaa.gov

Data Access Procedure:

Contact Don Pearson for access to the database

Data Access Constraints:

none

Data Use Constraints:

none

Metadata Access Constraints:

none

Metadata Use Constraints:

none

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 264614
Download URL: http://161.55.237.11
Distributor: Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) (2000 - Present)
File Name: gf_ecology
Description:

SQL Server database

File Type: SQL server

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 79669
URL: http://pinniger.swfsc.noaa
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Contact data manager since a VPN may be required.

Data Quality

Representativeness:

Fair

Accuracy:

good

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Data was entered and then cross checked by a different researcher.

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: none
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: To Be Determined
If To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended, Explain:

Awaiting headquarters input.

Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: None
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

Backups of the data are stored in locked room

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Location data and specimens were collected at sea. Specimens were processed at the laboratory. Data was entered into the database. Data entry was checked by a different scientist.

Acquisition Information

Instruments

Instrument 1

CC ID: 865864
Identifier: GPS (Global Positioning System)
Instrument / Gear: Instrument
Instrument Type: GPS (Global Positioning System)
Description:

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a U.S.-owned utility that provides users with positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) services. This system consists of three segments: the space segment, the control segment, and the user segment. The U.S. Air Force develops, maintains, and operates the space and control segments.

Instrument 2

CC ID: 865866
Identifier: Longline
Instrument / Gear: Gear
Instrument Type: Hooks and Lines
Description:

Longline fishing is a type of hook-and-line gear in which baited hooks attached to a mainline or ‘groundline’ are deployed from a vessel. The length of the longline and the number of hooks depend on the species targeted, the size of the vessel used, and the purpose of the fishing activity.

Instrument 3

CC ID: 865865
Identifier: Trawl Net
Instrument / Gear: Gear
Instrument Type: Trawl Nets
Description:

A funnel-shaped net towed behind a boat to capture fish. The cod end, or ‘bag,’ is the fine-meshed portion of the net most distant from the towing vessel where fish and other organisms larger than the mesh size are retained.

Platforms

Platform 1

CC ID: 865867
Identifier: Charter vessels-small boats
Description:

various vessels ranging in size (20-40 ft length) chartered for cetacean surveys when a NOAA small boat is not available.

Mounted Instrument 1

Identifier: GPS (Global Positioning System)

Mounted Instrument 2

Identifier: Longline

Mounted Instrument 3

Identifier: Trawl Net

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 17085
Metadata Record Created By: Don Pearson
Metadata Record Created: 2012-12-05 12:00+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Mihir Desai
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-07-26 12:46+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2015-12-22
Owner Org: SWFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2016-12-22