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Title: Coastal fisheries logbook data
Short Name: Coastal fisheries logbook data
Status: In Work

This data set contains catch (landed catch) and effort for fishing trips made by vessels that have been issued a Federal permit for the Gulf of Mexico reef fish, South Atlantic snapper-grouper, sharks, and king and Spanish mackerel fisheries. Because the soak time for these fisheries is relatively short, it is infeasible to require fishermen to complete a separate form every time the gear is deployed. Thus, the catch and effort data for the entire trip are reported on a single form (i.e., one form per trip).

In 1990, the Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) initiated a logbook program for vessels that held a federal vessel permit to fish in the Gulf reef fish fishery. A similar program was initiated in 1992 for vessels with federal permits in the snapper-grouper fishery in the South Atlantic region. These two programs combined to form the basis of the coastal fisheries logbook program. In 1993, this program was expanded to include vessels with federal permits in the shark fishery and in 1999 it was expanded to include vessels with commercial vessel permits in the king and Spanish mackerel fisheries.

The types of information required on this trip form includes information on the quantity (reported in pounds) caught for each species, the area of catch, the type and quantity of gear, the date of departure and return, the dealer and location (county and state where the trip is unloaded), the duration of the trip (time away from dock), an estimate of the fishing time, and the number of crew are included on this form.


There are two primary purposes for the implementation of this data collection program. One purpose is to provide a consistent data collection methodology for vessels that have Federal permits thought the Southeast Region. Second, the program was implemented to provide data on fishing effort, amount and location, and the associated catches for offshore trips so catch per unit effort could be calculated and evaluated as a reasonable index of abundance.


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None grouper
None Logbook
None Reef Fish
None snapper

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None 1986-present

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Alabama
None Florida
None Georgia
None Gulf Of Mexico
None Louisiana
None Mississippi
None North Carolina
None South Carolina
None Southern Atlantic Ocean
None Texas

Physical Location

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

Project Information

Project Type: Project
Is Mandated?: Yes
Mandated By: MSA
Collection Type: Logbook
Collection Authority: Federal
Collection Method: Electronic and Paper

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 43855
Date Effective From: 2011-03-20
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Gloeckner, David
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33139
Email Address:
Phone: 305-361-4257
Fax: 305-361-4460
View Historical Support Roles


Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 37077

Gulf of Mexico, U.S. South Atlantic

Access Information

Security Class: Confidential
Data Access Procedure:

Read and sign for NOAA Administrative Order 216-100

Read and sign System Access Application (see URLs)

Contact DBA Daniel Leon for userid/password.

Data Access Constraints:

Access is restricted to personnel authorized in accordance with NOAA Administrative Order 216-100. A signed non-disclosure agreement must be on file for all authorized personnel.


Issue 1

CC ID: 8791
Issue Date: 2005-11-15
Author: John Poffenberger

Not all of the catches of some shark and tuna species are reported to the Coastal Fisheries Logbook program.

Depending on the type of gear, some of the landed catches of sharks and tunas are reported to the pelagic longline logbook program

Some species of sharks are bottom or mid-water feeders and are caught with gear other than surface longlines and fishermen that use bottom longlines or handline gear report their catch and effort for these species on the coastal fisheries form. Thus, in order to get the total landings, both the pelagic longline and coastal fisheries logbook data set should be used.


CFLP Coastal Fisheries Logbook Program
FLS Fisheries Logbook System
MSA Magnusen Stevens Act

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Data Set Coastal Logbook Survey (Vessels)
Procedure Compliance Issues
Procedure Processing Of Logbook Data

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 1926
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:1926
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2006-06-13 16:09+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