Short Citation:
Southwest Fisheries Science Center, 2021: Pacific Albacore Troll and Pole-and-line Fisheries, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/2322.

Item Identification

Title: Pacific Albacore Troll and Pole-and-line Fisheries
Status: In Work
Creation Date: 1952
Abstract:

The North Pacific and South Pacific Albacore Troll and Pole-and-line Fisheries project contains landings, logbooks, and size composition data from U.S.A. troll and pole-and-line vessels fishing in the North and South Pacific, from 1952 and 1987, respectively, to the present.

Purpose:

These data are collected for use in monitoring the fisheries, contribute to stock assessments on north Pacific albacore, and to fulfill reporting obligations of Pacific RFMOs.

Notes:

The North Pacific albacore fishery is a long-term important west coast fishery that operates during the summer months from Southern California to Canadian waters. The South Pacific albacore fishery began in 1987 after exploratory fishing determined that that fishery could become viable. Logbook data were submitted voluntarily until the implementation of the HMS FMP in 2005 when submission became mandatory. Size data are collected through a port sampling program managed by SWFSC using state samplers through a contract with Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission. Landings data are obtained from the PacFIN system and from cannery reports from American Samoa and from agency reports from foreign fisheries agencies in countries where the vessels may unload.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None albacore
None Baitboat
None Jig
None landings
None logbook
None Pole-and-line
None size composition
None troll

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None North Pacific
None Pacific Ocean
None South Pacific

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: Continually
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

Attributes define areas, dates, catches, fishing effort, bycatch, sizes of fish, species

Data Set Credit: Troll and bait boat vessel captains, NMFS/SWFSC port samplers in American Samoa and Hawaii, State port samplers in California, Oregon, and Washington.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 262276
Date Effective From: 2008
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Childers, John
Address: 8901 La Jolla Shores Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037
Email Address: john.childers@noaa.gov
Phone: (858)546-7192
Fax: (858)546-7003
Business Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Distributor

CC ID: 262278
Date Effective From: 2008
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: 262277
Date Effective From: 2008
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Childers, John
Address: 8901 La Jolla Shores Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037
Email Address: john.childers@noaa.gov
Phone: (858)546-7192
Fax: (858)546-7003
Business Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 262275
Date Effective From: 2008
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Childers, John
Address: 8901 La Jolla Shores Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037
Email Address: john.childers@noaa.gov
Phone: (858)546-7192
Fax: (858)546-7003
Business Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Contact Instructions:

Contact via email

Extents

Extent Group 1

Extent Description:

Temporal and Spatial extents of USA Pacific albacore troll and pole-and-line fisheries

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 4788
Description

West Bounding Coordinate: West Coast of N America (N Pac Fishery), 110 W (S Pac Fishery)

East Bounding Coordinate: 160E (N Pac Fishery), 180 (S Pac Fishery)

North Bounding Coordinate: 55N (N Pac Fishery), 20S (S Pac Fishery)

South Bounding Coordinate: 20N (N Pac Fishery), 55S (S Pac Fishery)

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 4785
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1961
Alternate End As Of Info: Present year minus 1
Description:

N Pac logbook

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 2

CC ID: 4786
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1952
Alternate End As Of Info: Present year minus 1
Description:

N Pac Landings, N Pac Length-frequencies

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 3

CC ID: 4787
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1987
Alternate End As Of Info: Present year minus 1
Description:

all South Pacific data

Access Information

Security Class: Sensitive
Security Classification System:

none

Security Handling Description:

Hard copy data are locked in secured area. Data are stored in files on government computers with all of the proper government security measures in place including firewalls, encryption, account number and password protection.

Data Access Policy:

Confidential data limited to users with a need to know (managing, accessing, monitoring or conducting research on the fishery or on fish stocks impacted by the fishery)

Data Access Procedure:

Contact point of contact. Supply official request for data and purpose of that request.

Data Access Constraints:

Logbook and landings data are confidential and can only be presented in summarized form to the public. However researchers with appropriate clearance can access the more detailed data. Size data are not confidential. Those with access to confidential data need a signed non-disclosure agreement statement to access the detailed data. There are no constraints on access to summarized data.

Data Use Constraints:

All use of the data sets should be cleared with NMFS/SWFSC.

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 865512
URL: https://noaa-fisheries-swfsc.data.socrata.com/dataset/akcp-7mwy
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Albacore Commercial Fisheries Data. Each year the SWFSC publishes a summary of the fishery and it’s associated statistics in an administrative report.

Technical Environment

Description:

The data set was originally in DBASE/FOXPRO, converted to Access then finally placed into an Oracle HMS data system.

Data Quality

Representativeness:

All vessels are required to submit logbook and landing information. Coverage rates vary by year but are currently greater than 75%. Length Composition data sampling coverage has been evaluated to determine adequacy of accurately representing the size distribution of fish targeted by this fishery.

Accuracy:

Landings data are submitted by buyers and accuracy is very accurate. Logbook data are completed by vessel captains and can be suspect.

length composition coverage rates are appropriate for determining yearly distributions by fishery

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Data are edited by SWFSC staff

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: Yes
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?: Yes
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: one year
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

MSA

Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: NCEI-CO
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: five years
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

Data are stored on agency servers following standard agency security policies

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Completed logbook forms are submitted to SWFSC by vessel operators. The data are edited, entered by SWFSC staff and a private data entry company. The data are managed by SWFSC staff. Size samples are collected by port samplers, observers, and crew, submitted to SWFSC. The data are edited, entered and managed by SWFSC staff. Landings data are collected from industry, foreign fisheries agencies, state agencies and the PacFIN system, integrated with other data in an Oracle database

Acquisition Information

Instruments

Instrument 1

CC ID: 865513
Identifier: Pole-and-Line
Instrument / Gear: Instrument
Instrument Type: Line
Description:

Pole-and-Line

Platforms

Platform 1

CC ID: 865514
Identifier: Charter vessels-small boats
Description:

various vessels ranging in size (20-40 ft length) chartered for cetacean surveys when a NOAA small boat is not available.

Mounted Instrument 1

Identifier: Pole-and-Line

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 2322
Metadata Record Created By: Karen L Sender
Metadata Record Created: 2006-07-17 13:35+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Mihir Desai
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-07-25 11:41+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-03-08
Owner Org: SWFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-03-09