Short Citation:
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2021: Bottomfish Fishery-Independent Survey in Hawaii (BFISH) - Cooperative Research Fishing Surveys, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/20969.

Item Identification

Title: Bottomfish Fishery-Independent Survey in Hawaii (BFISH) - Cooperative Research Fishing Surveys
Short Name: Research Fishing Surveys
Status: On Going
Publication Date: 2019
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. In its continued efforts to improve the data used in stock assessments, the NOAA Pacific islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) implemented a Bottomfish Fishery-Independent Survey in Hawaii (BFISH) in 2016. The BFISH survey utilizes two gear types, Cooperative Research hook-and-line fishing operations (CRF) and the Modular Optical Underwater Survey System (MOUSS). Survey sampling is conducted annually, typically in the fall, surrounding the Main Hawaiian Islands (MHI), in accordance with a stratified-random sampling design. Under this design, the waters surrounding the MHI are gridded at 500 meter resolution. Each grid is given attributes of depth, slope, and seafloor hardness. Depth categories are Shallow (75-200 meters), Medium (200-300 meters) and Deep (300-400 meters). Slope categories are Low slope (0-10 degrees) and High (10-90 degrees). Seafloor categories are Hardbottom and Softbottom. Annual survey data are processed to produce relative and absolute abundance and biomass estimates for the Stock Assessment for the Main Hawaiian Islands Deep 7 Bottomfish Complex.

CRF Activities have been conducted under contract with the Pacific Islands Fisheries Group (PIFG). Fishing methods are standardized among vessels. Each vessel conducts fishing operations with assigned grid cells for 30 minutes per cell. Each vessel deploys two fishing lines. Each line contains four standard size hooks. Half of the hooks are baited with squid, half with fish. Caught individuals are recorded to the lowest possible taxon on standardized paper datasheets. Each individual is measured (fork-length) in centimeters. Deep7 species are retained by PIFSC for biological analysis.

Purpose:

To generate catch data from cooperative research hook-and-line fishing operations to generate species-specific, size-structured, abundance estimates for use in the Stock Assessment for the Main Hawaiian Islands Deep 7 Bottomfish Complex.

Supplemental Information:

Langseth, B., Syslo, J., Yau, A., Kapur, M., Brodziak, J., United States Department of Commerce, 2018. Stock Assessment for the Main Hawaiian Islands Deep 7 Bottomfish Complex in 2018, with Catch Projections Through 2022.

Richards, B.L., Smith, S.G., Ault, J.S., DiNardo, G.T., Kobayashi, D., Domokos, R., Anderson, J., Taylor, J., Misa, W., Giuseffi, L., Rollo, A., Merritt, D., Drazen, J.C., Clarke, M.E., Tam, C., 2016. Design and Implementation of a Bottomfish Fishery-Independent Survey in the Main Hawaiian Islands. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-PIFSC-53, 66.

Ault, J.S., Smith, S.G., Richards, B.L., Yau, A.J., Langseth, B., Humphreys, R., Boggs, C.H., DiNardo, G.T., 2018. Towards Fishery-Independent Biomass Estimation for Hawaiian Deep7 Bottomfish NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-PIFSC-67, 67.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Bottomfish
None Cooperative Research Fishing
None Deep7
None Fisheries
None Fishery-independent
None Hawaii
None Kahoolawe
None Kauai
None Lanai
None Maui
None Molokai
None Niihau
None NOAA
None Oahu
None Stock Assessment
None Survey

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Main Hawaiian Islands

Physical Location

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

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Oracle Database
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Data Set Credit: benjamin.richards@ noaa.gov

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 777657
Date Effective From: 2016
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 (808-725-5320)

Distributor

CC ID: 777659
Date Effective From: 2016
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 (808-725-5320)

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 777658
Date Effective From: 2016
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 (808-725-5320)

Point of Contact

CC ID: 777660
Date Effective From: 2016
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 (808-725-5320)

Principal Investigator

CC ID: 777661
Date Effective From: 2016
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 (808-725-5320)

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 777667
W° Bound: -160.25
E° Bound: -154.8
N° Bound: 22.25
S° Bound: 18.89
Description

Main Hawaiian Islands

Extent Group 1 / Vertical Extent 1

CC ID: 777668
Vertical Minimum: -400.0
Vertical Maximum: -75.0

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 777669
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 2016

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Send written request to PIFSC and requires approval by the PIFSC data owner.

Data Access Constraints:

none

Metadata Access Constraints:

none

Metadata Use Constraints:

none

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 258636
Start Date: 2016
End Date: 2017
Download URL: https://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov/xfer/PIFSC_PIRO_bulk_data_download_InPort_20969.tgz
Distributor:
File Name: Research Fishing
Description:

Data source: 201712210

Technical Environment

Description:

Oracle Database

Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

QC review prior to data entry. Further QC after data entry.

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?: Yes
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: 1 year
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: NCEI-MD
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: 1 year
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

Data reside on PIFSC network storage as well as within PIFSC Oracle database

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Data was collected in the field by PIFSC contractors and entered in table format into electronic spreadsheets by PIFSC staff.

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) CRF_CATCH_20190321
Entity (ENT) CRF_DRIFT_20190321
Entity (ENT) CRF_SAMPLE_20190321

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 20969
Metadata Record Created By: Benjamin L Richards
Metadata Record Created: 2013-11-29 19:20+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-03-18 17:49+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