Short Citation:
Southwest Fisheries Science Center, 2021: AMRMS Aerial survey database, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/20687.

Item Identification

Title: AMRMS Aerial survey database
Short Name: AMRMS Aerial survey database
Status: Completed
Creation Date: 1962-01-01
Abstract:

An aerial monitoring program was conducted during the period 1962 - 2003 in cooperation with aerial spotters working for the commercial purse seine fleet. Flights were conducted throughout the year to estimate abundance of pelagic fishes off California and Baja California, Mexico. Measurements were recorded for each identifiable species in 10'-longitude by 10'-latitude blocks. Northern anchovy, (Engraulis mordax), Pacific sardine (Sardinops sagax), Pacific bonito (Sarda chiliensis), Pacific mackerel (Scomber japonicas), jack mackerel (Trachurus symmetricus) and Bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus orientalis) were the most commonly reported species.

Purpose:

To develop abundance indices for pelagic fishes along the coast of California and Baja California

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None blocks
None flights
None paths
None pilots
None planes
None sighting types
None sightings
None species

Physical Location

Organization: Southwest Fisheries Science Center
City: La Jolla
State/Province: CA
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Database
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: Relational database of digital tables

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 269676
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Weber, Edward D
Address: 8901 La Jolla Shores Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037
USA
Email Address: ed.weber@noaa.gov
Phone: (858) 546-5676
Fax: (858) 546-7003
Business Hours: M-F 7:30 - 16:00

Distributor

CC ID: 269675
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC)
Address: 8901 La Jolla Shores Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037
USA
Phone: (858)546-7000
URL: http://swfsc.noaa.gov/
Business Hours: 8:00-16:30

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 269674
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Weber, Edward D
Address: 8901 La Jolla Shores Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037
USA
Email Address: ed.weber@noaa.gov
Phone: (858) 546-5676
Fax: (858) 546-7003
Business Hours: M-F 7:30 - 16:00

Point of Contact

CC ID: 161074
Date Effective From: 2013-01-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Weber, Edward D
Address: 8901 La Jolla Shores Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037
USA
Email Address: ed.weber@noaa.gov
Phone: (858) 546-5676
Fax: (858) 546-7003
Business Hours: M-F 7:30 - 16:00
Contact Instructions:

Email ed.weber@noaa.gov

Extents

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 161075
W° Bound: -123
E° Bound: -117
N° Bound: 38
S° Bound: 28
Description

From near Half Moon Bay, Calif to Cedros Island, Baja California, Mexico.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 161076
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1962-01-15
End: 2003-07-12

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Policy:

There are no restrictions on access to these data.

Data Access Procedure:

Contact Ed Weber at ed.weber@noaa.gov

Data Access Constraints:

There are no restrictions or prerequisites for accessing these data.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 566192
Download URL: https://noaa-fisheries-swfsc.data.socrata.com/dataset/j6wi-8bam
Distributor: Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) (2015 - Present)
File Name: AMRMS Aerial survey database
Description:

Database containing planes, paths, pilots, sightings and species information. Records describe the date, time of the day, location, total tonnage and/or number of schools sighted for some species by a pilot on a flight in a 24-hour period.

File Type: Relational database

Data Quality

Conceptual Consistency:

This is a legacy data set that is no longer maintained. Quality control procedures are unknown.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

This is a legacy data set that is no longer maintained. Quality control procedures are unknown.

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: No
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: Unknown
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: No
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: N/A Data are no longer being collected
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: NCEI-MD
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: N/A Data are no longer being collected
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

The working database is a Microsoft SQL Server database on a server at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center which has all appropriate access controls.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

This is a legacy dataset of locations and approximate size of coastal pelagic species based on spotter-pilot observations from an aerial survey.

Acquisition Information

Instruments

Instrument Unavailable Reason: Not Applicable

Platforms

Platform Unavailable Reason: Not Applicable

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) AMRMS Aerial survey database

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 20687
Metadata Record Created By: Edward D Weber
Metadata Record Created: 2013-09-26 17:06+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Edward D Weber
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-26 14:00+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2016-01-11
Owner Org: SWFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2017-01-11