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Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 2022: Commercial Landings Data monthly summaries (Dealers), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/1916.

Item Identification

Title: Commercial Landings Data monthly summaries (Dealers)
Short Name: Monthly general canvass landings statistics
Status: In Work
Abstract:

This data set contains pounds and value for all seafood products that are landed and sold by established seafood dealers and brokers in the SE Region of the US mainland. In the US Caribbean, the landings are reported by permitted fishers. These types of data, referred to as the general canvass landings statistics, have been collected by the NOAA Fisheries Service, National Marine Fisheries Service and its predecessor agency, the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries. These data are available on computer since the mid 1920s. The quantities and values that are reported in this data set include monthly landings that were initiated in 1972. Between 1926 and 1971, data were collected annually and not monthly. Mixed annual and monthly data occur from 1972-1976 according to State and year. The general canvass landings include quantities and value for all commercially caught marine species and are identified by species or species group. These data are collected from or reported by every seafood dealer or broker that is licensed by each state in the Southeast Region (North Carolina through Texas). In addition, information on the gear and area of capture is available for most of the landings statistics in the data set except for Florida 1977-1996 and Louisiana 1992-1999. However, because these data are summaries, they do not contain information on the quantities of fishing effort or identifications of the fishermen or vessels that caught the fish or shellfish. In early years, these data were collected by field agents employed by the Southeast Fisheries Science Center and assigned to local fishing ports. These individuals would canvass the seafood dealers and record the quantity and value for each species or species category from the sales receipts maintained by the seafood dealers. Based on their detailed knowledge of the fishing activity in the area, the agents would estimate the type of fishing gear and area where the fishing was likely to have occurred. It should be noted that landings by gear and water body (fishing area) does not reside in the monthly landings data set for Florida for the years, 1977-1995, Louisiana 1990-1999, and Texas (for gear) from 1993 to present (this is subject to change for years 2008 and more recent). Annual landings by gear, water body and distance from shore are available in the Annual General Canvass data for Florida. More detailed information on the caveats associated with these data is provided in the Issues section. In more recent years, the states in the Southeast Region began to implement trip ticket programs that required the licensed seafood dealer/brokers to report the landings of all seafood products. A trip ticket program was initiated in Florida in 1985, in North Carolina in 1994, in Louisiana in 1999, in Alabama in 2000, and in Texas in 2007. In addition to the quantities of these landings, the states require dealers to report the price, the type of gear and the fishing area for each trip. Through cooperative agreements with each of the states, monthly summaries of the states trip ticket programs are provided to the Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) and are included in the general canvass landings data set. In addition, summarized data are extracted from the NOAA-SEFSC Gulf Shrimp System for commercial landings of shrimp species that are landed at port in the coastal area of the Gulf of Mexico.

Purpose:

One of the original purposes for these data was to provide estimates of the quantities and value of the marine commercial fishing industries throughout the United States as part of the gross national product for the nation. As the fishing industry continued to grow, the importance of this time series became obvious as a method to monitor the trends in commercial fishing activity. Although the initial methods of collecting the general canvass statistics have been replaced with the states trip ticket programs, monthly summaries from the states programs are provided to the Southeast Fisheries Science Center in order to maintain the time series established by the general canvass data set.

Notes:

Monthly summaries compiled by port agents from dealer reports

Supplemental Information:

**The ALS.ALS_LANDINGS table may soon be combined with the tables from prior years so one table will have complete data from 1962-present.** The ALS.ALS_LANDINGS table contains data from GA,SC,and NC from 1972-present. Data from FL,AL,MS,LA,TX and the Gulf Shrimp System are present from 1977-present. Data from the South Atlantic Shrimp system are present for 1978-present (since 2001 only SC shrimp data are supplied through the SASS). These are fishery dependent data reported by industry. Please see 'Issues' for other notes and caveats.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None commercial fisheries
None fish
None seafood
None seafood landings

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None 1962-present

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Gulf of Mexico
None Southeast United States Coast
None U.S. Southern Atlantic Coast

Stratum Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None distance from shore
None gear
None species
None waterbody

Physical Location

Organization: Southeast Fisheries Science Center
City: Miami
State/Province: FL
Country: USA
Location Description:

Location Of The Main Office Of The South East Fisheries Science Center

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Database
Maintenance Frequency: Monthly
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

Data set contains information on year, month, state of landing, county of landing, dealer code (confidential), catch area or "waterbody" (exceptions noted in ISSUES), gear (exceptions in ISSUES), species, pounds(whole weight)**oysters and clams are pounds (meat)**, ex-vessel value (paid to the fishing vessel), price, distance from shore (exceptions noted in issues).

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

als_landings_describe.doc

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 283006
Date Effective From: 2010
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Chau, Jade
Address: 263 13th Avenue South Room 201
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Email Address: jade.chau@noaa.gov
Phone: 727-824-5373
Business Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST/EDT
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Distributor

CC ID: 279864
Date Effective From: 1962
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC)
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
USA
Phone: (305)361-5761
URL: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/about/southeast-fisheries-science-center
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 283008
Date Effective From: 2014
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Chau, Jade
Address: 263 13th Avenue South Room 201
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Email Address: jade.chau@noaa.gov
Phone: 727-824-5373
Business Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST/EDT
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 277328
Date Effective From: 2014
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Judge, Michael
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
Email Address: Michael.Judge@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-361-4235
Fax: 305-361-4562
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 4523
Date Effective From: 2006-06-30
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Gloeckner, David
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33139
Email Address: David.Gloeckner@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-361-4257
Fax: 305-361-4460
Contact Instructions:

Call (252)728-8721 or

EMail david.gloeckner@noaa.gov

View Historical Support Roles

Extents

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 4521
W° Bound: -98
E° Bound: -72
N° Bound: 37
S° Bound: 24
Description

The Southern US Atlantic coastal waters from North Carolina to the Florida Keys (Monroe County) out to 200 nautical miles and the US Gulf of Mexico coastal waters from Monroe County, FL through Texas out to 200 nautical miles. The 200 mile limit is the outer boundary of the US Exclusive Economic Zone.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 268526
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1972
Alternate Start As Of Info: 1977
Description:

1972-present for NC, SC, and GA. 1977-present for rest of SE US.

Extent Group 2

Extent Group 2 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 277331
W° Bound: -100
E° Bound: -40
N° Bound: 30
S° Bound: 0
Description

Gulf Of Mexico And South Atlantic Ocean

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 277330
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1960

Extent Group 3

Extent Group 3 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 279869
W° Bound: -100
E° Bound: -40
N° Bound: 30
S° Bound: 0
Description

Gulf Of Mexico And South Atlantic Ocean

Extent Group 3 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 279868
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1960

Extent Group 4

Extent Group 4 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 283012
W° Bound: -100
E° Bound: -40
N° Bound: 30
S° Bound: 0
Description

Gulf Of Mexico And South Atlantic Ocean

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 283011
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1960

Access Information

Security Class: Sensitive
Security Classification System:

Rule of 3: Data summaries must include at least 3 dealers to be considered non-confidential. See:

NOAA FORM 58-5 (1-84) TRANSMITTAL 127,

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOAA Administrative Order 216-100

NOAA ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER SERIES

Date of Issuance: July 26, 1994

Security Handling Description:

User ID Password restricted. Confidential data may only be released to entities having a signed non disclosure agreement on file with the Director of the Information Resources Management Division (IRMD). Otherwise, confidentiality may be suppressed by the

Data Access Policy:

See NOAA Administrative Order 216 100 NOAA ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER SERIES Date of Issuance July 26, 1994

Data Access Procedure:

These standards and procedures apply to all employees of the SEFSC that need access to confidential fisheries statistics. This includes full time or term employees, contractors, volunteers, and or other employees associated with the SEFSC, but not directl

Data Access Constraints:

Waiver Needed

Data Use Constraints:

Confidential data are not to be released in any publication, report, oral presentation, or other means to the public.

Metadata Access Constraints:

Non published Metadata access is restricted. Published Metadata is available to the public.

Metadata Use Constraints:

Only published metadata are to be used.

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 4549
URL: http://sedarweb.org/
Description:

South East Data Assessment and Review homepage. The SEDAR documents may be found here.

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 25455
Activity Date/Time: 2008-01-17
Activity Type: Column Alteration
Responsible Party: Joshua Bennett
Description:

Changed width of DEALER column from 9 to 10. This was to accommodate new 10 digit codes from South Carolina. Changes were made to all ALS tables for uniformity.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 100976
Activity Date/Time: 2013-01-10
Activity Type: UPDATE
Responsible Party: Joshua Bennett
Description:

A change was made to the waterbody coding in Grid 2 - Dry Tortugas area. This change affects GULF(region 5) vs SOUTH ATLANTIC(region 4) jurisdiction. FL State Water code '0022' (Grid 2, Florida State Waters, South Atlantic) had been translating to water code '0020' (Grid 2 all waters). This situation was corrected today by updating the records to reflect the incoming code of '0022'. Updates mainly affect 2011-2012 data.

Activity Log 3

CC ID: 100975
Activity Date/Time: 2013-02-22
Activity Type: Update
Responsible Party: Joshua Bennett
Description:

Edit inland freshwater body codes for Texas: code 7133 > 9182 (894 rows from 1994-98 for old_waterbody='0601'), 7133 > 9181 (146 rows for old_waterbody ='0702'). Edited Shellfish Harvesting area codes for FL West Coast: code 1601 > 0071 (2 records) and code 2232 > 0073 (2 records).

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 100978
Activity Date/Time: 2013-02-22
Activity Type: Data Reload for Alabama
Responsible Party: Joshua Bennett
Description:

Data were reloaded from GSMFC-FIN for Alabama 2002-2012 over the last 2 days as there was an improper truncation of dealer codes for 2012 and 2006 had place holder '999...' data in the dealer fields. Program was fixed so improper truncation could not take place. Reload showed proper data for both years. Other years from 2002-2012 were reloaded as they may have updates.

Issues

Issue 1

CC ID: 4525
Issue Date: 2006-06-30
Author: Josh Bennett
Issue:

CAVEATS for GEAR (NMFSGEAR) and CATCH AREA (WATERBODY) data: Landings by gear and water body do not reside in the monthly landings data set for Florida non-shrimp species for the years 1977-1996, nor for Louisiana non-shrimp species 1990-1999. Texas landings for non-shrimp species lack gear information from 1993 ¿ 2006. Annual landings by gear and water body are available in the Annual General Canvass data for Florida.

Issue 2

CC ID: 4527
Issue Date: 2006-06-30
Author: Josh Bennett
Issue:

CAVEATS for POUNDS: All landed quantities are converted to live or whole weight with the exceptions of oysters and clams, which are converted to pounds of meat. Florida data are reported and stored in landed weight until the end of 1985, after which they are converted to whole weight. Conversion factors are used by the data suppliers to convert landings to whole weight pounds. Generally, these follow standards established in a NMFS Memo `Conversion Factors¿ issued January 12, 1987; however, conversion factors from Texas and North Carolina may vary from the official NMFS factors. The Texas and North Carolina conversion factors for are available from the states. Care must be used when converting these data back to landed weight. If the original conversion factors are not employed the weight will vary from that of the data supplier. The State of Florida uses the NMFS standard set of factors but applies them according to the typical landed condition of the for most fish species. Florida collects a landed condition for shellfish and for some baitfish.

Issue 3

CC ID: 4528
Issue Date: 2006-06-30
Author: John Poffenberger
Issue:

CAVEATS for SPECIES (NMFS_CODE): Some records are identified by generic categories, e.g., snappers, groupers, sharks, etc. and not by individual species. This is especially true for data collected in the earlier years. When long-term trends are required for individual species, adjustments or allocations of the landings for the generic categories need to be made. Examples of these types of analyses can be found in the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) reports. See the address provided in the URLs section.

Issue 4

CC ID: 4532
Issue Date: 2006-06-30
Author: Josh Bennett
Issue:

NOTES on Catch Area (WATERBODY): 4. Please remember that catch area information is not present in this table for all states and years (see issue 1). Fishing area information is located in the `WATERBODY' column and is recorded as statistical grids (sometime referred as stat zones). The grids in the Atlantic are formed by the degrees of latitude and longitude. Thus, the statistical grids are approximately 60 miles by 60 miles or about 3,600 square miles. In the Gulf of Mexico the grids are more irregular, bordered by one or several degrees of latitude and longitude. Within the coastal grids there are usually many specific catch areas. Numeric codes of 4 digits are assigned to all catch areas. In the Atlantic the grid or stat zone indicator occupies the first 3 digits of the code while in the Gulf of Mexico the grid indicator occupies the 2 middle digits. Catch areas that occur within the grids are coded with the grid code along with additional coding in the 1st and 4th digit (Gulf) and in the 4th digit (Atlantic). There are also records with general catch areas such as `Gulf of Mexico¿, `Atlantic Ocean¿, `Unknown¿, and a few others. Users must be careful to query for the catch areas accordingly. There is a REGION code that identifies the catch area as Atlantic (4), Gulf (5), or Caribbean (9). These are useful in data retrieval of catch area data. Use the ALSSTATE and NMFSCOUNTY fields to retrieve landings for the area landed, and use the `REGION¿ and `WATERBODY' fields to retrieve landings by catch area. The validation table for water body codes contains the conversions and definition for each species. The table name is ALS.ALS_WATERBODY_OLD_NEW_XREF. Information on that table, maps, and historical documentation are provided under `Related Items'.

Issue 5

CC ID: 4533
Issue Date: 2006-06-30
Author: John Poffenberger
Issue:

CAVEATS FOR SPECIES#2: Aquarium species and live rock landings are not included in the general canvass data. These data are available from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Institute of Marine Resources, St. Petersburg, Florida. **Plans are being made to include these in the future.**

Issue 6

CC ID: 4534
Issue Date: 2006-06-30
Author: Josh Bennett
Issue:

NOTES on DATA SOURCES: 1.Shrimp: The NOAA-SEFSC Gulf Shrimp System (GSS) is the source of all food shrimp landings from the Gulf of Mexico States. The NOAA South Atlantic Shrimp System (SASS) supplied the food shrimp data from 1981-1992 for the Florida East Coast (after 1992 the the FLEC shrimp data were supplied by FMRI while the Florida West Coast shrimp data continued to be supplied by the GSS). The SASS also supplied the food shrimp data from 1978-2000 for Georgia, from 1979 to present for South Carolina, and from 1978-1992 for North Carolina. 2.Non-shrimp species: As stated previously, NOAA is the source for data prior to 1986 for Florida. For 1986 to-date, the Florida Marine Research Institute (FMRI) of the FWC is the source. Data from other states in the SE Region were supplied by the Cooperative Statistics Program state agency partners. Data are present for GA-NC from 1972 on. FL-TX data are present for 1977 on. For year 2000 and more recent, the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commision (GSMFC) has supplied the non-shrimp data for Louisiana from the Fisheries Information Network database (FIN). The FIN is also the source of the non-shrimp data Alabama for the years 2002 and more recent. In the Atlantic, the Atlantic Coast Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP) currently supplies the data for Georgia and the Carolinas.

Issue 7

CC ID: 4550
Issue Date: 2006-07-05
Author: Josh Bennett
Issue:

NOTES on DATA Completeness: All data in the ALS rely on landings reported by industry. Batches of data are submitted in regular intervals as the reports are processed by the partner agencies. In many cases the data are incomplete for recent months since most agencies do not hold their data until the entire month is complete.

Technical Environment

Description:

Oracle Database

Data Quality

Representativeness:

Data provided by industry - seafood dealers - Canvass of landings of all species in SE US and US Caribbean, State or Federally Managed . These are raw data. Data quality parameters vary by individual species and are determined during Stock Assessment. They may be found in the Stock Assessment Reports.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Range checks and validation against historical distributions.

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: Yes
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: 70
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: Yes
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: 60
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

Confidentiality. This data is currently wavered under the current NOAA guidelines for relational databases.

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

N/A data are collected by states

Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: 365
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

The data resides on a secure database server only accessible through the NMFS network requiring separate multi-factor authentication for both network and database access.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Dealers supply invoices, either mailed, or collected by port agent (historical) or electronically (current) to State partner agencies. States process data and submit either to NOAA-SEFSC directly or through GSMFC or ASMFC. Data are then checked by NOAA and posted.

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 283013
Description:

Data are summarized trip level data data. Data are presented at the dealer and month level. Data are collected by states and made available to this system through the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission or through the Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program. Data are summarized and loaded to the Accumulated Landings System at SEFSC.

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity Table: ALS_LANDINGS
Entity Table: ALS_TEMP_LAND

Related Items

Item Type Relationship Type Title
Data Set (DS) Cross Reference Annual General Canvass Statistics

The Annual general canvass statistics contain annually summarized data for the SE Region from 1962-1971 for all states in the region.

Data Set (DS) Cross Reference Florida annual general canvass statistics

The Florida annual general canvass statistics contain annually summarized data from Florida for the years 1976-1996. These data are for non-shrimp species. **They duplicate the data in the ALS.ALS_LANDINGS (monthly landings) table**; however, this table contains information on gear, water body, and distance from shore (collected by port agent survey of dealers on an annual basis) that are not present for non-shrimp in the monthly landings table.

Data Set (DS) Cross Reference Gulf Shrimp Control Data Tables
Data Set (DS) Cross Reference Puerto Rico Commercial Landings Statistics 1983 and more recent in Accumulated Landings System (ALS) Compatible Format

Puerto Rico Landings.

Data Set (DS) Cross Reference Southeast Region 1972-1976 general canvass statistics

Landings from 1972-1976 (except NC,SC,GA which are in ALS.ALS_LANDINGS.)

Data Set (DS) Cross Reference U.S. Virgin Islands Commercial Landings Statistics 1974 and more recent in compatible format with Accumulated Landings System (ALS) data

US Virgin Islands Landings.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 1916
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:1916
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2006-06-13 12:33+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-05-06 22:24+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-05-06
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-05-07