Item Identification

Title: Bottomfish Fishery-Independent Survey in Hawaii (BFISH) - Experimental Surveys (2011-2015)
Short Name: BFISH Gear Comparison Study
Status: Completed
Abstract:

Accurate and precise stock assessments are predicated on accurate and precise estimates of life history parameters, abundance, and catch across the range of the stock. NOAA Fisheries is increasingly looking to advanced fishery-independent survey methods to estimate stock abundance and many authors have highlighted the continued need for development of non-intrusive methods that can be used in areas both open and closed to fishing, as well as for stocks where extractive sampling may remove a significant portion of the yearly quota. While it is commonly agreed that a combination of survey methods is preferable to any single method, in order to be used effectively and efficiently, such methods must be quantitatively evaluated and compared. The development of adequate calibration factors allows pooling of data from disparate methods to generate robust metrics of abundance. In this study, we quantitatively compare a suite of autonomous optical, acoustic, and cooperative research fishery-independent sampling methods for estimating species-specific size-structured abundance for six snapper species and one grouper species, which comprise the major insular commercial bottomfish fishery in the Main Hawaiian Islands (known as the Deep 7 bottomfish complex). This comparison serves as the basis for an operational, fishery-independent survey for stock assessment in the Main Hawaiian Islands.

Purpose:

To quantitatively compare a suite of advanced fishery-independent sampling methods to generate species-specific size-structured abundance estimates of insular bottomfish for use in stock assessment.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None advanced technology
None bottomfish
None Deep-7 bottomfish
None fishery-independent
None FRMD
None methods comparison
None PIFSC
None sampling methods
None SAP
None stock assessment

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Kahoolawe
None Lanai
None Main Hawaiian Islands
None Maui

Physical Location

Organization: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
City: Honolulu
State/Province: HI
Country: USA

Support Roles

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 161598
Date Effective From: 2011
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Richards, Benjamin L
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: benjamin.richards@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5320
Contact Instructions:

Email or phone (808-983-5320)

Originator

CC ID: 161597
Date Effective From: 2011
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Phone: 808-725-5300
URL: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 161599
Date Effective From: 2011
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Richards, Benjamin L
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: benjamin.richards@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5320
Contact Instructions:

Email or phone (808-983-5320)

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 161600
W° Bound: -156.89
E° Bound: -156.27
N° Bound: 20.97
S° Bound: 20.53
Description

Main Hawaiian Islands

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 161601
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2011
End: 2015

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified

Child Items

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Rubric Score Type Title
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Data Set (DS) Bottomfish Fishery-Independent Survey in Hawaii (BFISH) - Experimental Camera Surveys (2011-2015)

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 20968
Metadata Record Created By: Benjamin L Richards
Metadata Record Created: 2013-11-29 19:02+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-07-25
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-07-25