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Alaska Fisheries Science Center, 2023: AFSC NPRB Conrath Conners Octopus Studies 2009-2011 Kodiak Alaska Life History and Habitat Pot Gear,

Item Identification

Title: AFSC NPRB Conrath Conners Octopus Studies 2009-2011 Kodiak Alaska Life History and Habitat Pot Gear
Short Name: AFSC NPRB Conrath Conners Octopus Studies 2009-2011 Kodiak Alaska Life History and Habitat Pot Gear
Status: Completed

Data collected during 2010-2011 field studies of giant Pacific octopus Enteroctopus dofleini for NPRB.

Includes data on habitat pot gear study: fishing locations, pot types, deployment and retrieval dates, and catch

in pots (octopus and bycatch). Also includes specimen data (sex. weight, mantle length, gonad maturity, gonad weights, GSI)

from octopus in life history study. Life history specimens come from pot gear fishing and donations from commercial fishermen.


Support octopus stock assessment. Determine mating/spawning season for GPOs in Alaska. Determine average fecundity and weight

at maturity. Develop maturity coding system. Test and develop habitat pot gear for octopus studies and possible future index survey.


Loaded by FGDC Metadata Uploader, batch 7703, 11-24-2015 11:08

The following FGDC sections are not currently supported in InPort, but were preserved and will be included in the FGDC export:

- Taxonomy (FGDC:taxonomy)

- Spatial Reference Information (FGDC:spref),

- Spatial Data Organization Information (FGDC:spdoinfo)


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
ISO 19115 Topic Category
ISO 19115 Topic Category
None abundance
None age
None fecundity
None gear development
None habitat pots
None life history
None longline
None maturation
None pot

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Alaska
None Gulf of Alaska
None Kodiak

Physical Location

Organization: North Pacific Research Board
City: Anchorage
State/Province: AK
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Presentation Form: Document (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

Access database with three linked tables. Fishing gear locations, catch data, and specimen data.

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

Name of document describing tables and attributes.

Distribution Liability:

No warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data.

It is strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with the data. The NPRB shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein.

Data Set Credit: Funded by NPRB. with support from NOAA and ADFG

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 257065
Date Effective From: 2014
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Conners, Liz
Email Address:


CC ID: 257064
Date Effective From: 2014
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): North Pacific Research Board (NPRB)
Address: 1007 West 3rd Avenue, Suite 100
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: 907 644 6700

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 257066
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Greig, Angie
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way, NE
Seattle, WA 98115-6349
Email Address:


CC ID: 256991
Date Effective From: 2015-11-24
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Conrath, Christina
Email Address:
Phone: 907 481 1732


CC ID: 256993
Date Effective From: 2015-11-24
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC)
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way N.E., Building 4
Seattle, WA 98115
Business Hours: 0700-1700 Pacific Time

Point of Contact

CC ID: 256990
Date Effective From: 2015-11-24
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Conners, Liz
Email Address:


Currentness Reference: observed

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 256989
W° Bound: -152.5
E° Bound: -151.5
N° Bound: 58
S° Bound: 57.5

Kalsin Bay, southeast of Kodiak, Gulf of Alaska

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 256988
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2010-01
End: 2011-12

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:


Data Access Constraints:

Contact Point Of Contact

Data Use Constraints:

User must read and fully comprehend the metadata prior to use. Applications or inferences derived from the data should be carefully considered for accuracy. Acknowledgement

of NOAA/NMFS/AFSC, as the source from which these data were obtained in any publications and/or other representations of these, data is suggested.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 256994
Download URL:


File Type (Deprecated): ACCDB
Distribution Format: ACCDB - Microsoft Access Database
Compression: Zip

Technical Environment



Data Quality


Octopus weights were taken at sea on a Salter haning scale, accuracy approx 0.5 kg.

Gonad weights in laboratory. Species ID and maturity coding all by C. Conrath, reliable.

Completeness Report:

First string set was pulled immediately to check deployment and retrieval methods; not used in catch data analysis.

Conceptual Consistency:

Checked visually during data analysis in Excel.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

see above

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
If Distributor (Data Hosting Service) is Needed, Please Indicate: no, distribution by NPRB
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: unknown
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:


Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: To Be Determined
If To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended, Explain:

To be determined by NPRB

Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: unknown
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

IT Security and Contingency Plan for the system establishes procedures and applies to the functions,

operations, and resources necessary to recover and restore data as hosted in the Western Regional

Support Center in Seattle, Washington, following a disruption.


Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 256998

Collection of data

Process Date/Time: 1220-10-08 00:00:00

Process Step 2

CC ID: 256999

Data analysis

Process Date/Time: 0920-11-06 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity NPRB906.accdb/Pot_Effort
Entity NPRB906.accdb/String_data
Entity NPRB906.accdb/octo data

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 21676
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:21676
Metadata Record Created By: Angie Greig
Metadata Record Created: 2014-04-21 11:58+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-10-17 16:12+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2016-04-28
Owner Org: AFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2016-04-28
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2017-04-28