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Title: Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Permit (SPGM) Cellular Electronic Logbook (cELB) Program.
Short Name: Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Permit (SPGM) Cellular Electronic Logbook (cELB) Program.
Status: In Work
Abstract:

In 2012 The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) started developing a cellular electronic log book (cELB). The cELB is based on electronic log book (ELB) technology which was developed to generate measurements of the spatial patterns of fishing effort. The cELB uses the cellular data network to communicate spatial data back to NMFS servers for analysis and does not require contractor intervention to retrieve memory chips. This will potentially save NMFS hundreds of thousands of dollars a year while lowering the latency of the data.

In 2014 NMFS selected 500 Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Permit (SPGM) owners using a stratified random sampling method to participate in the cELB program.

Purpose:

Our primary objective is to internalize and enhance the electronic logbook (ELB) program by transitioning to cellular technology which enables cost sharing while eliminating yearly maintenance and analysis costs. This required us to develop a simple, reliable, and low-cost electronic logbook (ELB) that would accurately measure the magnitude and spatial patterns of fishing effort within a trip and transmit that data using the cellular data network to NMFS for analysis.

Supplemental Information:

The selection of Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Permit (SPGM) participants utilized a stratified random sampling protocol.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None bycatch
None CPUE
None effort
None electronic logbook
None GIS
None GPS
None latitude
None longitude
None red snapper
None shrimp

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None gulf of mexico

Physical Location

Organization: Southeast Fisheries Science Center
City: Galveston
State/Province: TX
Country: USA

Project Information

Project Type: Program
Is Mandated?: Yes
Mandated By: 50 CFR 622.51 (a) (2).
Collection Type: Logbook
Collection Authority: Federal
Collection Method: Electronic

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 170648
Date Effective From: 2011-01-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Primrose, James A
Address: 4700 Avenue U
Galveston, TX 77551-5997
Email Address: james.primrose@noaa.gov
Phone: 409-766-3526
Fax: 409-766-3508

Distributor

CC ID: 170649
Date Effective From: 2011-01-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Williams, Jo Anne
Address: 4700 Avenue U
Galveston, TX 77551
Email Address: Jo.Anne.Williams@noaa.gov
Phone: 409-766-3516
Fax: 409-766-3508

Principal Investigator

CC ID: 7809
Date Effective From: 2004-01-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Hart, Rick A
Address: 4700 Avenue U
Galveston, TX
Email Address: Rick.Hart@noaa.gov
Phone: 409-766-3434
Fax: 409-766-3508
Business Hours: 8:00-4:30 CST/CDT
Contact Instructions:

Phone or email

Extents

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 7807
W° Bound: -98
E° Bound: -79
N° Bound: 30
S° Bound: 22
Description

Gulf of Mexico is the area of interest though the GPS system will produce valid results worldwide.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 170652
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 2014-02-20
Description:

Cellular ELB being deployed to 500 SPGM vessels beginning in Feburary 2014.

Access Information

Security Class: Confidential
Security Classification System:

Password Restricted.

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:

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 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:

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:

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.

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: 7806
URL: http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/sustainable_fisheries/gulf_fisheries/shrimp/2013/elb_framework/documents/pdfs/shrimp_elb_framework_fr.pdf
Description:

Framework Action to Establish Funding Responsibilities for the Electronic Logbook Program in the Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico.

URL 2

CC ID: 170653
URL: http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/sustainable_fisheries/gulf_fisheries/shrimp/2013/elb_framework/documents/pdfs/shrimp_elb_abbreviated_framework_072413.pdf
Description:

Abbreviated Framework Action to the Fishery Management Plan for the Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico, United States Waters July 2013

URL 3

CC ID: 170654
URL: https://sedarweb.org/docs/wsupp/SEDAR7_REF2.pdf
Description:

Paper Evaluating use of electronic logbook to estimate Spatial Patterns of Trwaling Effort and Trawling Effort and Bycatch in the Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Fishery

Technical Environment

Description:

MultiTech cellular data modem w/GPS deployed to 500 SPGM vessels.

Oracle 12c database stores the data.

R/ADMB processes the data.

ArcGIS generates spatial information and maps.

Data Quality

Representativeness:

Cellular Electronic Log Books are currently deployed on 500 vessels. Roughly 1500 SPGM permitted vessels are in the US Gulf of Mexico.

Accuracy:

The GPS accuracy produced by this system depends on factors outside end user control such as atmospheric effects, sky blockage however our testing shows accuracy between 3-5 meters.

Completeness Report:

Data set complete from 2007 to Present with some pilot data available prior to 2007.

Acronyms

COTR Contracting Officers Technical Representative
CPUE Catch per Unit of Effort
ELB Electronic Log Book
GOM Gulf of Mexico
IRMD Information Resources Management Director
SEFSC South East Fisheries Science Center
cELB Cellular Electronic Log Book

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
69
Data Set Cellular Electronic Logbook cELB Database

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 1933
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:1933
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2006-06-13 16:16+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:10+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-05-07
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2021-05-07
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-05-07