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Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 2022: Puerto Rico Commercial Landings Statistics 1983 and more recent in Accumulated Landings System (ALS) Compatible Format, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/1919.

Item Identification

Title: Puerto Rico Commercial Landings Statistics 1983 and more recent in Accumulated Landings System (ALS) Compatible Format
Short Name: Puerto Rico Commercial Landings 1983 and more recent
Status: In Work
Abstract:

This data set contains multi-trip and single trip level quantities and value for all seafood products that are landed and sold by established seafood dealers and brokers as well as by the fishers themselves at fishing centers in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. These landings statistics include all commercially landed marine species and are identified by species (usually the local or common name). These data are collected by field samplers employed by the Department of Natural Resources through a trip ticket program. The program also collects data on the number of trips, type and amount of gear, the fishing location, hours fished, and the fishing center where the catches are landed.

Data for the individual trip reports are provided to the Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC). These data are formatted to be consistent with other landings statistics stored in the Accumulative Landings System; however, they are not summarized trips unless originally reported that way. By and large these are trip level data. The Puerto Rico codes are converted to the standard National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) codes.

Not all fishers comply with reporting requirements. The amount varies from year to year. For this reason these data are subject to correction by dockside survey data obtained by the PR DPNR several times a year at various coastal locations. The surveys originally determined the number of trips at the location but since 2003 they have collected the total pounds landed. These data are applied to the reported data to obtain a ratio of reported/survey data which is then divided into the reported data to correct for under-reporting on a coastal basis.

Purpose:

One of the original purposes for these data was to provide estimates of the quantities and value of the marine commercial fishing industries sector in the gross national product for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. This time series, which began in 1983, corrected by the coastal dockside survey factors provides the best data on total landings for the commercial fisheries in the Commonwealth.

Notes:

Puerto Rico Landings data entered and submitted in raw format. Editing was done to landings data at SEFSC which is reflected in the table ALS. als_landings_puerto_rico_ed. Original unedited data submissions can be found in the ALS.als_landings_puerto_rico table. This covers the years 1983-2011 where the PC batch out program was in effect prior to the establishment of the online data entry system (CCL). Edits can be determined by joining the unedited als.als_land_pr_1983_2011 to the als.als_land_pr_1983_2011 errata table on record id and comparing the values. The edited table contains primarily edits to gear fished but also to permit information by fisher where it could be resolved. The edited table is built from an errata table containing the edits combined with the als.als_land_pr_1983_2011 table. Also added to the records from 1983-2011 are the records from the on-line data entry system from 2012 and more recent.

Supplemental Information:

These are reported landings and have not been altered to include estimates of unreported landings. These are fishery dependent data reported by industry. Better representation of actual landings depends upon application of the coastal survey factors (see abstract).

Several trip ticket changes have occurred over time which affect the species data entered on the forms. The forms are pre-printed with multiple species and species groups under which catch is recorded. If a species group is not there the catch may not be included. Also if the species is known by the fisher, but only the group is on the form, the species definition may be lost as the catch is recorded under that group.

Data are in flat-file format. Care should be taken when summarizing data. Data elements in the form headers should be grouped, not summarized by trip.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Commercial Landings
None Fisheries
None fishing
None trip ticket

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None 1983-present

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Carribbean
None Puerto Rico

Stratum Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None fish species
None fishing gear
None fishing location

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: Continually
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

Entities described in 'Children' of item.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 806108
Date Effective From: 2017
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

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 806110
Date Effective From: 2017
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: 806109
Date Effective From: 2017
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
View Historical Support Roles

Extents

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 4949
W° Bound: -68.16666666667
E° Bound: -64.83333333333
N° Bound: 19.25
S° Bound: 17.25
Description

Waters surrounding the island of Puerto Rico. Boundaries describe area on Puerto Rico fishing area map of 2.5 x 2.5 minute grids. Map is available under the URLs section link to the Caribbean Reporting forms.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 4948
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1983-01-01
Description:

Reported Commercial Landings from Puerto Rico.

Access Information

Security Class: Sensitive
Security Classification System:

User ID/Password restricted. Rule of 3: Data summaries must include at least 3 entities 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 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:

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 directly employed by either organization. Any SEFSC employee that needs or desires access to confidential data must have read NOA 216-100 and submitted a signed nondisclosure statement to the Director, Information Resources Management Division (IRMD). The non-disclosure statement must be approved by the Director of IRMD and maintained on file by IRMD. It is the responsibility of the Director of IRMD to certifY upon request, that a person or organization that requests access to confidential data is authorized access to those data. All employees that have access to and/or use confidential data (federal and nonfederal) are responsible to protect those data from unauthorized access or release. Contractors or grantees that have an agreement with NMFS can be granted

access to confidential data as an authorized user (See NOA 216-100 1 Section 6.03e). It should be clearly understood that confidential data cannot be released simply by an individual signing a nondisclosure statement. There must be a clear and demonstrable need for the confidential data that are requested as part of a contract or grant. Confidential data can only be released for the specific contract or grant. Upon completion of the contract or grant, the recipient must either return the data or state that it has been destroyed. The contractor or grantee cannot use the data for any purpose other than the uses stated in the agreement. The Contracting Officers Technical Representative (COTR) or the Technical Monitor (TM) that has been assigned to the contract or grant, respectively, has the following? responsibilities:

1. The COTR/TM has the responsibility to determine whether the contractor/grantee is eligible to receive the confidential data that are requested in the agreement.

2. The COTR/TM has the responsibility to assure that all persons included in the agreement have read NOA 2l6-l00 and have signed a nondisclosure statement. A statement must be signed by each person that will have access to the confidential data under the agreement, i.e., a blanket statement cannot be used for the company or firm. The COTR/TM also has the responsibility to make sure that the Director, IRMD has signed and approved the nondisclosure statement and the statement is on file with IRMD.

3. The COTR/TM has the responsibility to assure that confidential data are not released in any publication, report, oral presentation, or other means to the public by the contractor or grantee.

Data Access Constraints:

To access confidential data 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 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: 4944
URL: http://sedarweb.org/
Description:

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

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 563387
Activity Date/Time: 2002-07-23
Activity Type: Drop Duplicate Records
Responsible Party: Joshua Bennett
Description:

It was discovered that Puerto Rico data contained duplicate records. A program was created to identify and drop duplicates. Files were put through program and resubmitted by Puerto Rico. New files loaded to system.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 25453
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: 4953
Issue Date: 2006-07-31
Issue:

These are reported landings. They have not been altered to include estimates for non-reported landings. Such estimates are included in the Cooperative Statistics Reports to NOAA/SEFSC from Puerto Rico DPNR.

Issue 2

CC ID: 4954
Issue Date: 2006-07-31
Issue:

These data are primarily trip based, especially in more recent years; however, they also include some summary data.

Issue 3

CC ID: 4955
Issue Date: 2006-07-31
Issue:

The table contains 2 sets of codes for species and gear. One set are the NOAA/NMFS codes and the other are the Puerto Rico codes. The Puerto Rico (Erdman) coding contains more detail in some cases.

Issue 4

CC ID: 389195
Issue Date: 2017-03-28
Author: Bennett, Joshua
Issue:

Historical catch report forms in the 1980's sometimes listed several species on the same line with the intent that the correct species be circled. This may have led to clerical error especially if none or more than one species was circled. At least one of these examples: Hogfish Capitan (189) and Loro (190) also had a mis-coding where 190 (the code for Spanish Hogfish - Loro Capitan) was intended to be coded as (192) for Parrotfishes - Loro. Thus significant amounts of Parrotfish catch was recorded as spanish hogfish (an infrequent portion of the catch).

Technical Environment

Description:

Oracle database.

Data Quality

Representativeness:

Data provided by industry - fishers - 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:

Look-up tables upon data entry. Edit checks for high/low pounds and prices along with monthly compliance report made available to Puerto Rico Fisheries Statistics by the SEFSC.

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
If Distributor (Data Hosting Service) is Needed, Please Indicate: No
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: 2 months
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

Fishers have 45 days to report a trip. Data entries may be delayed due to manpower considerations and possibly speed of connectivity. Reformat and load of Caribbean Commercial Landings data (listed separately) is done every 2 weeks.

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

More information required.

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

User id and password.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Industry generated report by permitted commercial fishers are collected by Puerto Rico DNRA Fisheries Statistics and processed for data entry into web-based data application. Edit checks are performed on entry by look-up tables and high/low pounds and prices along with compliance report are made available to PR-DNRA by SEFSC.

Related Items

Item Type Relationship Type Title
Data Set (DS) Cross Reference Annual General Canvass Statistics
Data Set (DS) Cross Reference Commercial Landings Data monthly summaries (Dealers)
Data Set (DS) Cross Reference Florida annual general canvass statistics
Data Set (DS) Cross Reference Southeast Region 1972-1976 general canvass statistics
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: 1919
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:1919
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2006-06-13 12:35+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