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Short Citation
Alaska Fisheries Science Center, 2024: AFSC/FMA/Vessel Assessment Logging, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/24074.
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Abstract

Vessels fishing trawl gear, vessels fishing hook-and-line and pot gear that are also greater than 57.5 feet overall, and shoreside and floating processing facilities comprise the trip-selection stratum.

Approximately 60 days prior to the start of the year, registered owners will receive a letter informing

them that they are required to log all intended future trips for their vessel using a supplied username and

password into a web-based system (that is also accessible by telephone). This system, termed the

Observer Declare and Deploy System (ODDS), was developed by NMFS to facilitate the assignment of

observers to future fishing events on a trip-by-trip basis. As described in the proposed rule, ODDS works

by providing vessel operators (either owners or their designated captains) with an account through which

they shall enter their anticipated fishing trips. More than one trip can be entered- three if the start time of

the first trip and the end time of the last trip span more than 72 hours, six if not. Anticipated target fishery

is not required- only the port of departure and landing with the anticipated start and end times of the trip.

Each trip must be entered at least 72 hours before anticipated departure to allow the vessels? observer

provider time to deploy an observer. If the contractor provider cannot provide an observer to the vessel,

the vessel may be granted a release from coverage by NMFS and go fishing. If the provider obtains an

observer for the trip, the vessel may still opt to defer a trip for up to 48 hours from the anticipated

departure to account for unanticipated events such as poor weather conditions. If, however, after this additional 48 hour period has passed and the vessel has still not departed, that trip is cancelled by the

ODDS, the observer is released from the vessel to be deployed elsewhere, and the vessel?s next logged

trip will require observer coverage.

Distribution Information

No Distributions available.

Access Constraints:

Restricted to NMFS Employees with non-disclosure, vessel owners or their proxy(s), limited data provided to researchers within specific publication restrictions.

Use Constraints:

Fishery Management, and under restricted conditions research.

Contact Information

Point of Contact
Glenn Campbell
glenn.campbell@noaa.gov

Metadata Contact
Renold E Narita
ren.narita@noaa.gov

Extents

Geographic Area 1

-180° W, -125° E, 65° N, 50° S

Time Frame 1
2013 - Present

These data are congruent in time with the observer program restructure.

Item Identification

Title: AFSC/FMA/Vessel Assessment Logging
Short Name: AFSC/FMA/VALS
Status: In Work
Abstract:

Vessels fishing trawl gear, vessels fishing hook-and-line and pot gear that are also greater than 57.5 feet overall, and shoreside and floating processing facilities comprise the trip-selection stratum.

Approximately 60 days prior to the start of the year, registered owners will receive a letter informing

them that they are required to log all intended future trips for their vessel using a supplied username and

password into a web-based system (that is also accessible by telephone). This system, termed the

Observer Declare and Deploy System (ODDS), was developed by NMFS to facilitate the assignment of

observers to future fishing events on a trip-by-trip basis. As described in the proposed rule, ODDS works

by providing vessel operators (either owners or their designated captains) with an account through which

they shall enter their anticipated fishing trips. More than one trip can be entered- three if the start time of

the first trip and the end time of the last trip span more than 72 hours, six if not. Anticipated target fishery

is not required- only the port of departure and landing with the anticipated start and end times of the trip.

Each trip must be entered at least 72 hours before anticipated departure to allow the vessels? observer

provider time to deploy an observer. If the contractor provider cannot provide an observer to the vessel,

the vessel may be granted a release from coverage by NMFS and go fishing. If the provider obtains an

observer for the trip, the vessel may still opt to defer a trip for up to 48 hours from the anticipated

departure to account for unanticipated events such as poor weather conditions. If, however, after this additional 48 hour period has passed and the vessel has still not departed, that trip is cancelled by the

ODDS, the observer is released from the vessel to be deployed elsewhere, and the vessel?s next logged

trip will require observer coverage.

Purpose:

Trip-selection systems have been successfully instituted elsewhere in the nation such as in the system

administrated by the Northeast Groundfish Observer Program. Trip-selection systems work by having

participants (potentially all) in a stratum observed for a short duration at a time. Trip selection systems

reduce the potential negative influence of vessel operators? decisions to artificially manipulate which

fishing events are observed by postponing the outcome of the trip selection (i.e., to be observed or not to

be observed) until after the final trip details have been entered. Furthermore, the ODDS is designed so

that (1) if selected for coverage, a ?to be observed? trip can only be cancelled by the observer provider

responsible for obtaining an observer, and (2) if a vessel does cancel a ?to be observed? trip, the vessel?s

next logged trip status will change to ?to be observed?.

Notes:

Trip-selection systems have been successfully instituted elsewhere in the nation such as in the system

administrated by the Northeast Groundfish Observer Program. Trip-selection systems work by having

participants (potentially all) in a stratum observed for a short duration at a time. Trip selection systems

reduce the potential negative influence of vessel operators? decisions to artificially manipulate which

fishing events are observed by postponing the outcome of the trip selection (i.e., to be observed or not to

be observed) until after the final trip details have been entered. Furthermore, the ODDS is designed so

that (1) if selected for coverage, a ?to be observed? trip can only be cancelled by the observer provider

responsible for obtaining an observer, and (2) if a vessel does cancel a ?to be observed? trip, the vessel?s

next logged trip status will change to ?to be observed?.

Keywords

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None ANNUAL

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None BS
None BSAI
None GOA

Stratum Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None PARTIAL COVERAGE

Physical Location

Organization: Fisheries Monitoring and Analysis
City: SEATTLE
State/Province: WA
Country: USA
Location Description:

Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Seattle WA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Database
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

Modelled in Oracle Designer

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

Martin Park

Entity Attribute Detail URL: https://sites.google.com/a/noaa.gov/afsc-home/it-services/data-management-and-metadata-1?pli=1
Distribution Liability:

Confidential - observer data shall be confidential and shall not be disclosed except in accordance with certain exceptions for research and only with confidentiality forms approved and in place

Data Set Credit: Elizabeth Chilton

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 233502
Date Effective From: 2013
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Narita, Renold E
Email Address: ren.narita@noaa.gov
Contact Instructions:

Email

Distributor

CC ID: 233494
Date Effective From: 2013
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Narita, Renold E
Email Address: ren.narita@noaa.gov
Contact Instructions:

Email

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 233491
Date Effective From: 2013
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Narita, Renold E
Email Address: ren.narita@noaa.gov
Contact Instructions:

Email

Point of Contact

CC ID: 233493
Date Effective From: 2013
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Campbell, Glenn
Email Address: glenn.campbell@noaa.gov
Contact Instructions:

Email

Process Contact

CC ID: 233495
Date Effective From: 2013
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Campbell, Glenn
Email Address: glenn.campbell@noaa.gov
Contact Instructions:

Email

Extents

Currentness Reference: Active data objects

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 233496
W° Bound: -180
E° Bound: -125
N° Bound: 65
S° Bound: 50

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 233497
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 2013
Description:

These data are congruent in time with the observer program restructure.

Access Information

Security Class: Confidential
Security Classification System:

Proprietary data under Magnuson-Stevens

Security Handling Description:

Signed non-disclosure agreement must be on file.

Data Access Policy:

Under the Magnuson-Stevens Act section 402(b)(2) any observer data shall be confidential and shall not be disclosed except in accordance with certain exceptions. Confidentiality of observer statistics is to be maintained under 50 CFR 600.415 - Access to statistics. Access to these data are provided to Federal, State, Council, Research Institutions and others who have a demonstrated need for such access, and who have submitted and been been granted approval, of limited access confidentiality agreements. These agreements are valid only for the duration of approved projects or research, the data released

Data Access Procedure:

Restricted to NMFS Employees with non-disclosure, vessel owners or their proxy(s), limited data provided to researchers within specific publication restrictions.

Data Access Constraints:

Restricted to NMFS Employees with non-disclosure, vessel owners or their proxy(s), limited data provided to researchers within specific publication restrictions.

Data Use Constraints:

Fishery Management, and under restricted conditions research.

Metadata Access Constraints:

None

Metadata Use Constraints:

None

Technical Environment

Description:

These data are maintained by the Office of Information Systems (OFIS) on an Oracle Database and supported by the Fisheries Monitoring and Analysis (FMA) engineering staff.

Data Quality

Representativeness:

These data are complete for the vessel assessments required under restructure.

Accuracy:

These data are complete for the vessel assessments required under restructure.

Bias:

N/A

Comparability:

N/A

Completeness Measure:

Assumed to be complete

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Reviewed by industry and inseason staff. Vessel data is validated against the NMFS Regional Office in Juneau AK

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?: No
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: Yes
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: N/A
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

Under the Magnuson-Stevens Act section 402(b)(2) any observer data shall be confidential and shall not be disclosed except in accordance with certain exceptions. Confidentiality of observer statistics is to be maintained under 50 CFR 600.415 - Access to statistics. Access to these data are provided to Federal, State, Council, Research Institutions and others who have a demonstrated need for such access, and who have submitted and been been granted approval, of limited access confidentiality agreements. These agreements are valid only for the duration of approved projects or research, the data released

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

These data have no meaning outside of the larger observer data model

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

These data are preserved in a mirrored, fully backed up Oracle database at the AFSC.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

N/A

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 24074
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:24074
Metadata Record Created By: Julie A Blair
Metadata Record Created: 2015-03-17 18:37+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2016-05-18
Owner Org: AFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2016-05-18
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2017-05-18