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Short Citation:
Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 2022: Annual General Canvass Statistics, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/1917.

Item Identification

Title: Annual General Canvass Statistics
Short Name: Annual general canvass statistics
Status: Completed
Abstract:

This data set contains annual quantities and value for all seafood products that are landed and sold by established seafood dealers and brokers in the Southeast Region (North Carolina through Texas). 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. The data are available on computer since the early 1960's. The quantities and values that are reported in this data set include the annual landings that were initiated in 1962. Beginning in 1976, the data were collected monthly. See the sections on Links for the reference to the monthly general canvass landings.

The annual general canvass landings include quantities and value for all living marine species and are identified by species (usually the local or common name). These data were collected by field agents employed by the National Marine Fisheries Service or the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries and assigned to local fishing ports. The agents contacted the majority of the seafood dealers or brokers in their assigned areas and recorded the quantities and value for each species or species category from the sales receipts maintained by the seafood dealers. In addition, information on the gear and area of capture is available for most of the landings statistics in the data set. Based on their 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. More detailed information on the caveats associated with these data is provided in the Characteristics, Caveats and Issues section. 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.

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.

In addition to trends in landings statistics, the general canvass landings data provide comprehensive statistics for the total quantities of marine resources that are caught and brought ashore (landed) for all species in the Southeast Region.

Supplemental Information:

These are fishery dependent data reported by industry. See Issues for additional caveats.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

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

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None 1962-1971

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:

75 Virginia Beach Drive

Miami, FL 33149

Data Set Information

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

Data set contains information on year, state of landing, county of landing, catch area or "waterbody", gear, species, pounds(whole weight)**oysters and clams are pounds (meat)**, ex-vessel value (paid to the fishing vessel), price, distance from shore. Data are reported commercial landings from SE Region US for years 1962-1971.

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

tals_gcanv6071_describe

Entity Attribute Detail URL: http://www.sefsc.noaa.gov/alsmetadata.jsp

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 803341
Date Effective From: 2018
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

Distributor

CC ID: 268511
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

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 806017
Date Effective From: 2018
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

Point of Contact

CC ID: 4668
Date Effective From: 2006-07-10
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:

Phone: (252)728-8721

email: david.gloeckner@noaa.gov

View Historical Support Roles

Extents

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 4629
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: 4628
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1962-01-01
End: 1971-12-31
Description:

These data are summed by year.

Access Information

Security Class: Sensitive
Security Classification System:

Userid/password. 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:

userid/password. 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 following methods used for aggregation of confidential data:

Data that are submitted as confidential can be released to the public under the following circumstances:

1. Combined or aggregated data. Confidential data can be released if the data are aggregated or summarized in a manner that prevents the identification of the person or organization that submitted the data. The "rule of three" and identification of majority allocations" are the primary data suppression methods.

2. Obscure (scramble) or remove the data identifier. For some types of data, confidential data Can be released as non-confidential if the identity of the person, vessel, company, etc. that submitted the data is not included or is scrambled as part of the data that are released.

3. Submitter. Confidential data collected under federal authority Can be released to the original entity (person, vessel, business, etc.) that sUbmitted the data.

4. Confidential data waived. The protection of confidential data can be waived by the person or business that submitted the data.

Data Access Policy:

See NOAA Administrative Order 216-100

NOAA ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER SERIES

Date of Issuance: July 26, 1994

Data Access Procedure:

Read and sign for NOAA Administrative Order 216-100

Read and sign System Access Application (see URLs)

Data Access Constraints:

Password restricted. To access confidential data under Magnuson-Stevens Act) a completed non-disclosure agreement must be on file with NOAA-SEFSC. Otherwise Data that are submitted as confidential can be released to the public under the following circumstances:

1. Combined or aggregated data. Confidential data can be released if the data are aggregated or summarized in a manner that prevents the identification of the person or organization that submitted the data. The "rule of three" and identification of majority allocations" are the primary data suppression methods.

2. Obscure (scramble) or remove the data identifier. For some types of data, confidential data Can be released as non-confidential if the identity of the person, vessel, company, etc. that submitted the data is not included or is scrambled as part of the data that are released.

3. Submitter. Confidential data collected under federal authority Can be released to the original entity (person, vessel, business, etc.) that sUbmitted the data.

4. Confidential data waived. The protection of confidential data can be waived by the person or business that submitted the data.

Data Use Constraints:

Confidential data under Magnuson-Stevens Act 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: 4627
URL: https://www.sefsc.noaa.gov/alsprogram.jsp
Description:

Information on the General Canvass (ALS) Program as well as online Commercial Fisheries Statistics and link to 'Fisheries of the U.S.' Publications.

URL 2

CC ID: 4724
URL: https://www.sefsc.noaa.gov/alsmetadata.jsp
Description:

Has files with descriptions of data and look-up tables.

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 25451
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.

Issues

Issue 1

CC ID: 4636
Issue Date: 2006-07-10
Author: Josh Bennett
Issue:

NOTES on Catch Area (WATERBODY): 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 2

CC ID: 4637
Issue Date: 2006-07-10
Author: Josh Bennett
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; however, this will be for the later years (1990's on).

Issue 3

CC ID: 4638
Issue Date: 2006-07-10
Author: Josh Bennett
Issue:

Data are ANNUAL SUMMARIES. No Dealer info is present.

Issue 4

CC ID: 4634
Issue Date: 2006-07-10
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 5

CC ID: 4635
Issue Date: 2006-07-10
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.

Technical Environment

Description:

This information is in an 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:

Lookup tables. Visual proofing. Password protected.

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

Unknown at this time

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?:

Userid and password protection. Privileges granted by ORACLE DBA

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Dealers submit invoices (trip tickets) either by mail or electronically to state agency partners. Partners submit to SEFSC electronically either directly or through the ASMFC or the GSMFC.

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity Table: TALS_GCANV6071

Related Items

Item Type Relationship Type Title
Data Set (DS) Cross Reference Commercial Landings Data monthly summaries (Dealers)

Monthly landings for 1972 and more recent for NC,SC, and GA and for all other states from 1977 on.

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

Florida Annual Canvass Data from 1976-1996.

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 for 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: 1917
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:1917
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2006-06-13 12:34+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:10+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-05-06
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2021-05-06
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-05-06