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Northeast Fisheries Science Center, 2023: Apex Predators Program Age and Growth Data, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/25994.

Item Identification

Title: Apex Predators Program Age and Growth Data
Short Name: Age and Growth Data
Status: Completed
Abstract:

Apex Predators Program staff have collected vertebral centra from sportfishing tournaments, cruises, commercial fishermen and strandings in the Northeast US since the 1960's. This offers a unique opportunity to sample shark species and to gather valuable life history information. Lengths, sexes, and biological samples are collected for use in age and growth.

Purpose:

To determine the ages and growth rates of sharks

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
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None age and growth
None Life history

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
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None Northeast US

Physical Location

Organization: NEFSC Narragansett Lab
City: Narragansett
State/Province: RI
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: MS Excel Spreadsheet
Maintenance Frequency: Annually
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 208951
Date Effective From: 2021
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Passerotti, Michelle
Address: 3500 Delwood Beach Road
Panama City, FL 32408-7403
United States
Email Address: michelle.passerotti@noaa.gov
Phone: 850-234-6541 x 240
Fax: 850-235-3559

Distributor

CC ID: 246733
Date Effective From: 1985
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC)
Address: 166 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1026
USA
Phone: (508)495-2000
URL: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/about/northeast-fisheries-science-center
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 208952
Date Effective From: 2021
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Passerotti, Michelle
Address: 3500 Delwood Beach Road
Panama City, FL 32408-7403
United States
Email Address: michelle.passerotti@noaa.gov
Phone: 850-234-6541 x 240
Fax: 850-235-3559

Originator

CC ID: 208953
Date Effective From: 1985
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC)
Address: 166 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1026
USA
Phone: (508)495-2000
URL: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/about/northeast-fisheries-science-center
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

Point of Contact

CC ID: 208950
Date Effective From: 2021
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Passerotti, Michelle
Address: 3500 Delwood Beach Road
Panama City, FL 32408-7403
United States
Email Address: michelle.passerotti@noaa.gov
Phone: 850-234-6541 x 240
Fax: 850-235-3559

Extents

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 208954
Description

Waters off Northeast United States

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 208955
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1964

Access Information

Security Class: Restricted
Data Access Procedure:

NEFSC Data Access Procedure:

1. Formal request in writing usually to the data owner/contact or Center Director;

2. Requester is contacted by data owner to review and verify the request content and details for data delivery options.

3. If data is confidential then owner will determine if the data may be released to the requester;

4. If data can be released, the data is downloaded and packaged for delivery electronically; or the requester may be directed to where the data is available online.

Data Access Constraints:

May contain PII, such as vessel names, capt names, location data, etc.

NEFSC Data Access Constraint:

If data is stored on an internal NEFSC network, the requester may not have direct access to query the data unless they are also authorized for network access.

Data Use Constraints:

Vessel names and specific catch locations must be kept confidential.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 247329
Distributor:
File Name: AG_Data_bySpecies.zip
Description:

Files by Species:

Basking shark.xlsx

Blue.xls

Common Thresher.xlsx

Dusky.xls

Sandbar.xls

Shortfin mako.xls

Tiger.xlsx

White shark.xls

Technical Environment

Description:

MS Excel File, local (lnatanson)

Data Quality

Accuracy:

The age data are as accurate as the band counts technique allows, the method can be subjective and only experienced readers aged these fish. Supporting data are as accurate as measuement data can be with different people doing the data collection

Completeness Report:

Some data incomplete depending on the sampler.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Data validation during data collection and data validation during data entry

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?: No
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: N/A time varies greatly depending on the species being examined
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: Other
If World Data Center or Other, Specify: NEFSC Network
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?:

Archival of source data preserving unaltered collected data, Scheduled backups, Remote storage backups, Password protection

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Data collected directly by APP staff and associates in the Northeast US. Collection dates back as far as 50 years.

Child Items

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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 25994
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:25994
Metadata Record Created By: Patricia L Jones
Metadata Record Created: 2015-07-16 13:49+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2016-06-28
Owner Org: NEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2016-06-28
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2017-06-28