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Title: Pelagic Fisheries Logbook Data
Short Name: Pelagic Fisheries Logbook Data
Status: In Work
Abstract:

This data set contains catch and effort for fishing trips that are taken by vessels with a Federal permit issued for the swordfish and sharks under the Highly Migratory Species (HMS) fishery management plan. Fishermen that own vessels with permits in these fisheries are required to complete a vessel logbook for every trip in which any species in the Highly Migratory Species fishery management plans are caught and landed. Fishermen are not required to report fishing trips in which other than these species are caught. However, fishermen are required to submit a ?no-fishing? report if they did not fish for or catch any HMS species during a calendar month.

In 1986, the Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) initiated a logbook program for vessels that held a federal vessel permit to fish for swordfish in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. In 1993, a similar program was initiated for vessels with a federal permit to fish for sharks that are included in the HMS fishery management plan.

In order to provide sufficient level of detail for fishing effort by the longline vessels, the catch and effort data need to be reported for each longline set. Consequently, a single logbook form was designed for the fishermen to record the catch (numbers of animals caught) and effort, which includes data on the length of the longline, the number of hooks and the duration of the set. To reduce the number of times that fishermen need to record certain pieces of information, e.g., location of unloading, duration of trip, number of crew, a trip summary form was designed in 1999 that includes the ?trip-related? information that is the same for every set. This redesign of the logbook form resulted in two forms, the trip summary and the set forms. Only one trip summary needs to be completed for each trip, but a separate set form needs to be completed for each longline set made during the trip.

At the same time, additional questions were added to the trip summary form to collect information on the expenses that the vessels incurred during the trip. Initially, this information was voluntary and the fishermen did not have to provide the cost data; whereas the catch and effort data are mandatory and the vessel?s permit will not be renewed if logbooks are not received for every trip where swordfish and/or sharks are caught and landed.

Purpose:

There are two primary purposes for the implementation of this data collection program. The logbook program was initiated to provide comprehensive landings data by trip for swordfish. These data are needed to meet the commitment of the United States to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna (ICCAT). Second, the program was implemented to provide a means of calculating catch per unit effort for swordfish caught in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None dolphin fish
None king mackeral
None Logbook
None marlin
None pelagic
None shark
None swordfish
None tuna

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None 1986-present

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Atlantic
None Caribbean
None Gulf Of Mexico

Physical Location

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

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 42566
Date Effective From: 2010-09-01
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

Point of Contact

CC ID: 8771
Date Effective From: 2006-10-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Maiello, Matt
Address: 75 VA Beach Drive
FL 331398
Email Address: Matthew.Maiello@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-361-4574
Business Hours: 8:00-4:30
Contact Instructions:

Email or phone

View Historical Support Roles

Extents

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 8780
W° Bound: -98
E° Bound: -20
N° Bound: 55
S° Bound: 0
Description

Waters Under jurisdiction of South East Fisheries Science Center. Includes Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic, Caribbean

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 8778
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1984-01-01

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 at:daniel.leon@noaa.gov 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.

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 8766
URL: http://www.sefsc.noaa.gov/fisheries/
Description:

Start Page For Fsiheries Information

URL 2

CC ID: 23616
URL: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/
Description:

Home page of NOAA Fisheries Office of Sustainable Fisheries Highly Migratory Species Division

Issues

Issue 1

CC ID: 8773
Issue Date: 2005-11-15
Author: John Poffenberger
Issue:

The data set includes catch data for any species that are caught by pelagic or surface longline gear. These include tuna species, dolphin fish, king mackerel, and notably sharks

Issue 2

CC ID: 8774
Issue Date: 2005-11-15
Author: John Poffenberger
Issue:

Later versions of the set forms include information on the numbers of fish that are caught and the numbers that are kept and the numbers that are released. The form also includes space for the fishermen to record interactions with marine turtles and other endangered species

Issue 3

CC ID: 8775
Issue Date: 2005-11-15
Author: John Poffenberger
Issue:

Not all of the catches of some shark and tuna species are reported to the pelagic longline logbook program. Depending on the type of gear, some of the landed catches of sharks and tunas are reported to the Coastal Fisheries 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

Issue 4

CC ID: 8776
Issue Date: 2005-11-15
Author: John Poffenberger
Issue:

There are numerous pelagic longline trips that are designated as trip summary records. These trips are identified as such because only one set form was filled out for the entire trips, even though multiple sets were made. Total effort is not attainable for these trips; however, the total number of species kept for each trip is accurate. Caution should be taken that the records that have the catch summarized for the entire trip are properly identified and accounted for if effort by set is desired for a particular analysis

Technical Environment

Description:

Oracle database

Data Quality

Completeness Report:

Not all of the catches of some shark and tuna species are reported to the pelagic longline logbook program. Depending on the type of gear, some of the landed catches of sharks and tunas are reported to the Coastal Fisheries 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.

Acronyms

BG Buoy Gear
BL Bottom Longline
BLL Bottom Longline
CAR Caribbean
FEC Florida East Coast
GOM Gulf Of Mexico
GS Greenstick
HL Handline
HMS Highly Migratory Species
ICCAT International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna
LL Pelagic Longline
MAB Mid Atlantic Bight
NCA North Central Atlantic
NEC Northeast Coastal
NED Northeast Distant
PLL Pelagic Longline
RR Rod and Reel
SAB South Atlantic Bight
SAR Sargasso Sea
TR Trawl
TUN Tuna North
TUS Tuna South

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
86
Data Set Domestic Longline System (DLS)

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 1928
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:1928
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2006-06-13 16:12+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