|Title:||Wreckfish logbook system|
|Short Name:||Wreckfish logbook system|
Federally managed fisheries that currently have mandatory logbook and bycatch reporting requirements for the Southeast Region include snapper/grouper/wreckfish. which are required to report all discards, including protected species.
Logbook data are most useful in estimating bycatch when reporting is mandatory, because a key advantage of logbooks is the ability to use them to cover all fishing activity relatively inexpensively. However, in the absence of any observer data, there are concerns about the accuracy of logbook data from these and other fisheries. Biases associated with logbooks primarily result from inaccuracy in reporting of species that are caught in large numbers or are of little economic interest (particularly of bycatch species) and low compliance rates. Many fishermen may perceive that accurate reporting will result in restricted fishing effort or access. This results in a disincentive for reporting accurate bycatch data, and an incentive to under-report or not report (NOAA 2003a).
The advantage of logbooks as compared to other sampling methods is that logbooks are usually required of all fishery participants and can provide good estimates of fishing effort. Reliable measures of effort are crucial for extrapolating observed bycatch rates to the fishery as a whole, to determine total bycatch levels.
Another advantage is that logbook programs are much less expensive than observer programs. The costs usually include producing and distributing the logbooks, data entry, database maintenance, and analysis. As with fishery surveys, logbook programs are generally not implemented solely to collect information on bycatch. Therefore, the cost of collecting bycatch data via logbooks is marginal, and may be limited to costs associated with the entry and analysis of the bycatch data (NOAA 2003a).
In many fisheries, logbook programs are more useful in providing estimates of total effort by area and season that can then be combined with observer data to estimate total bycatch.
Fishery quotas are frequently used method of limiting directed fishing effort on a species or group of species. The South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Councils have recommended numerous quotas in the management plans they have developed to submitted to the National Marine Fisheries Service. Most of these quotas are monitored by landings information submitted by seafood dealers that are selected to report. For wreckfish, dealer are required to report monthly.
The Council was concerned that the rapid increase in effort and catch threatened the wreckfish resource with overfishing and that the concentration of additional vessels in the relatively small area where the resource is located could also create problems with vessel safety because of overcrowding.
Separate forms are used for the limited vessels that are permitted in the wreckfish fisheries although the same type of information is reported as in other logbooks. Fishing activity for a single trip is reported on one log form.
The reporting regulations require that a logbook must be submitted for every trip where wreckfish 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 wreckfish during that month.
|None||Gulf Of Mexico|
|Organization:||Southeast Fisheries Science Center|
|Date Effective From:||2018|
|Date Effective To:|
|Contact (Person):||Gloeckner, David|
75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33139
Point of Contact
|Date Effective From:||2000-01-01|
|Date Effective To:|
|Contact (Person):||Judge, Michael|
75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
Phone or email
Extent Group 1
Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1
SOuth Atlantic Atlantic and Gulf Of Mexico
Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1
|Time Frame Type:||Continuing|
|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:firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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|Data Set||Wreckfish Logbook Survey (Vessels)|
|Catalog Item ID:||1932|
|Metadata Record Created By:||Lee M Weinberger|
|Metadata Record Created:||2006-06-13 16:16+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|
|Metadata Publication Status:||Published Externally|
|Do Not Publish?:||N|
|Metadata Next Review Date:||2022-05-07|