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Title: Golden crab logbook system
Short Name: Golden crab logbook system
Status: In Work

In November 1995, a voluntary logbook program for the golden crab fishery in the waters under the jurisdiction of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) was initiated by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). This Golden Crab Trip Report Logbook program became mandatory when regulations for the golden crab fishery management plan went into effect on October 28, 1996. Regulations require that all fishers that have been issued a Federal vessel permit for the golden crab fishery in the South Atlantic region must complete and submit a logbook form for each fishing trip on which golden crabs are caught. All reporting must be done on log forms that are provided by the Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) and must be returned to the SEFSC for data processing.


The golden crab resource and fishery are now protected by a Fishery Management Plan (FMP).

Supplemental Information:

Fishing activity for a single trip is reported on one log form. The form is designed so that fishers can report the catch, number of traps, fishing location, depth and soak time for each line or string of traps that are hauled during the trip. Incidental catch information was estimated by fishers and reported on the Golden Crab Trip Logbook forms.

The reporting regulations require that a logbook must be submitted for every trip where golden crabs are caught (possessed). If a permitted vessel did not fish during a calendar month, a report has to be submitted stating that the vessel was inactive with regard to golden crab fishing during that month.


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None depth.location
None effort
None gear
None Golden Crabs
None Logbook

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None 2004-present

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Alabama
None Atlantic
None Florida
None Geirgia
None gulf of Mexico
None Louisiana
None Mississippi
None North Carolina
None South Carolina
None Texas

Stratum Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None effort
None gear
None location
None species

Physical Location

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

Support Roles

Point of Contact

CC ID: 7754
Date Effective From: 1999-01-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Judge, Michael
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
Email Address:
Phone: 305-361-4235
Fax: 305-361-4562
Contact Instructions:

Phone or email

View Historical Support Roles


Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 7752

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.

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.



CC ID: 7755

Application For Federal Permit For Golden Crab Fishery


CC ID: 44156

Description Of Golden Crab Fishery

Technical Environment


Oracle Database

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Data Set Golden Crab Logbook Survey (Vessels)

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 1931
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:1931
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2006-06-13 16:14+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