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Alaska Fisheries Science Center, 2023: AFSC/REFM: Alaska Saltwater Sport Fishing Charter Business Survey,

Item Identification

Title: AFSC/REFM: Alaska Saltwater Sport Fishing Charter Business Survey
Short Name: AFSC/REFM: Alaska Saltwater Sport Fishing Charter Business Survey
Status: In Work

The purpose of this project was to collect cost, earning, and employment information from the Alaska saltwater sport fishing charter business sector during the period leading up to the implementation of the Halibut Catch Sharing Plan (CSP). The survey collected data for the 2011, 2012, and 2013 fishing seasons.


In spite of regulatory changes to Alaskas sport fishery over the last decade, information about how changes in fisheries management tools affect sport fishery anglers and charter businesses has generally been limited to date. While some information on the Alaska charter boat sector has been collected through the State of Alaskas Statewide Harvest Survey and Saltwater Charter logbook program, the accompanying data has generally been limited to information about angler participation and harvest and amount of charter activities. Information on vessel and crew characteristics, services offered to clients, and information detailing cost and earnings have generally not been available for study. To address this gap in information, the Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC) of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) developed and implemented the Alaska Saltwater Sport Fishing Charter Business Survey to collect baseline economic information about the charter fisheries sector for use in understanding the economics of the charter sector and evaluating the effects of regulatory changes on the sector.


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Other Citation Details:

Lew, D. K., Himes-Cornell, A., & Lee, J. (2015). Weighting and imputation for missing data in a cost and earnings fishery survey. Marine Resource Economics, 30(2), 219-230.

Lew, D. K., Sampson, G., Himes-Cornell, A. H., Lee, J., & Garber-Yonts, B. E. (2015). Costs, earnings, and employment in the Alaska Saltwater Sport Fishing Charter sector, 2011-2013.


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
ISO 19115 Topic Category
None charter sector
None cost
None fishing costs and earnings
None groundfish
None recreational fishing

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Alaska
None Gulf of Alaska

Physical Location

Organization: Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
City: Portland
State/Province: OR

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 232961
Date Effective From: 2015-10-15
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Lew, Dan
Email Address:

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 320613
Date Effective From: 2016-04-20
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): MC, Metadata Coordinators
Email Address:


CC ID: 320617
Date Effective From: 2016-04-20
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


CC ID: 320615
Date Effective From: 2016-04-20
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Lew, Dan
Email Address:


CC ID: 320616
Date Effective From: 2016-04-20
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Himes, Amber
Email Address:

Point of Contact

CC ID: 320614
Date Effective From: 2016-04-20
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Lew, Dan
Email Address:


Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 320612
W° Bound: -160
E° Bound: -130
N° Bound: 61
S° Bound: 54

Central Gulf of Alaska and Southeast Alaska

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 320611
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2011
End: 2013

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Contact point of contact.

Data Access Constraints:

For scientific, management, and regulation compliance purposes, particular business or proprietary information held by NMFS is considered confidential under several authorities,

including the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act; as amended, Public Law 109-479; 16 U.S.C. Sec.1853,

and the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. Sec. 552. herefore, unprocessed (raw) business or

proprietary information can be shared only with authorized persons; however aggregated forms of the data are generally available.

Data Use Constraints:

The user must adhere to restrictions placed on publication of data by the Magnuson-Stevens Act as amended in 2006.

Technical Environment



Data Quality

Completeness Report:

Not applicable.

Conceptual Consistency:

The survey was conducted by the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, who undertook a standard set of QA/QC steps to ensure the data were entered correctly and valid.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

See process step.

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?: Yes
If Distributor (Data Hosting Service) is Needed, Please Indicate: no
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: NA
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:

Archival site needed for confidential data.

Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: NA
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: 320618


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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 24141
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:24141
Metadata Record Created By: Angie Greig
Metadata Record Created: 2015-03-24 12:06+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-05-30 18:09+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-02-08
Owner Org: AFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2017-02-08
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-02-08