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Alaska Fisheries Science Center, 2023: AFSC/ABL:Coded-wire tag (CWT) database for NOAA Fisheries, Alaska,

Item Identification

Title: AFSC/ABL:Coded-wire tag (CWT) database for NOAA Fisheries, Alaska
Short Name: AFSC/ABL:Coded-wire tag (CWT) database for NOAA Fisheries, Alaska
Status: In Work
Publication Date: Unknown

Information on CWT salmonids throughout the Pacific region is available in an on-line coastwide database, the Regional Mark Information System (RMIS). This database (see ) is maintained by the Regional Mark Processing Center (RMPC) of the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) to facilitate exchange of CWT data between release agencies, sampling/recovery agencies, and other data users. NOAA Fisheries at Auke Bay Laboratories (ABL) is responsible for maintaining several different components of this coastwide CWT database including a complete list of release records for CWT salmonids released from Federally-funded research programs in Alaska.


To maintain a comprehensive database for coded-wire tag release information.


Loaded by FGDC Metadata Uploader, batch 7303, 10-14-2015 15:37

The following FGDC sections are not currently supported in InPort, but were preserved and will be included in the FGDC export:

- Taxonomy (FGDC:taxonomy)


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
ISO 19115 Topic Category
None coded wire tag
None Coded-wire tags
None CWT
None high seas
None release
None salmon

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Geographic Names Information System Alaska

Physical Location

Organization: Auke Bay Laboratories
City: Juneau
State/Province: AK
Country: US

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: Annually
Data Presentation Form: Document (digital)
Distribution Liability:

The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.

Data Set Credit: International North Pacific Fisheries Commission, North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 232734
Date Effective From: 2015-10-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Masuda, Michele
Email Address:


CC ID: 232597
Date Effective From: 2015-10-14
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Masuda, Michele
Email Address:

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 232595
Date Effective From: 2015-10-14
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): MC, Metadata Coordinators
Email Address:


CC ID: 232598
Date Effective From: 2015-10-14
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Masuda, Michele
Email Address:


CC ID: 232599
Date Effective From: 2015-10-14
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Celewycz, Adrian
Email Address:

Point of Contact

CC ID: 232596
Date Effective From: 2015-10-14
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Masuda, Michele
Email Address:


Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 232594
W° Bound: -179
E° Bound: -120
N° Bound: 68
S° Bound: 34

North Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska, and Bering Sea-Aleutian Islands

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 232593
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1973
End: 2015

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:


Data Access Constraints:

There are no legal restrictions on access to the data. They reside in public domain and can be freely distributed.

Data Use Constraints:

User must read and fully comprehend the metadata prior to use. Data should not be used beyond the limits of the source scale. Acknowledgement of NOAA, as the source from which these data were obtained, in any publications and/or other representations of these data is suggested.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 232735
Download URL:



CC ID: 232602
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: HTML

Technical Environment


Microsoft Access database

Data Quality

Completeness Report:

All cwts are blind read by 2 people during processing.

Conceptual Consistency:

All data is QA/QC after entry.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Contact the dataset POC for full QA/QC methodology

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?: No
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: Yes
If Distributor (Data Hosting Service) is Needed, Please Indicate: No
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: Unknown
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:


Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: Other
If World Data Center or Other, Specify: Regional Mark Processing Center
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: Unknown
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

IT Security and Contingency Plan for the system establishes procedures and applies to the functions, operations, and resources necessary to recover and restore data as hosted in the Western Regional Support Center in Seattle, Washington, following a disruption.


Lineage Statement:

See methodology for more details.

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 232605

See methodology for more details.

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity coded_wire_tag_catch_sample
Entity coded_wire_tag_recoveries
Entity coded_wire_tag_releases

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 17279
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:17279
Metadata Record Created By: Doug Turnbull
Metadata Record Created: 2012-12-19 19:32+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-05-30 18:10+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2016-05-18
Owner Org: AFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2016-05-18
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2017-05-18