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Alaska Fisheries Science Center, 2023: AFSC/ABL: Longline Survey Special Projects,

Item Identification

Title: AFSC/ABL: Longline Survey Special Projects
Short Name: AFSC/ABL: Longline Survey Special Projects
Status: In Work
Publication Date: Unknown

Two-day experiments have been conducted as a separate leg on the Alaska Fisheries Science Centers longline survey since 1998. Experiments are conducted usually in the vicinity of Yakutat, Alaska in late July of each year. The majority of projects are longline gear related and include hook spacing experiments, hand versus auto bait gear comparisons, and bait type comparisons. Rockfish genetics and sperm whale depredation studies have also been conducted. Data collected during the two-day experiments include 100% hook census of catch, lengths of major species caught, and data collection procedures relevant to each individual study. The data are housed in a Microsoft Access database and maintained by the Marine Ecology and Stock Assessment group at the Auke Bay Laboratories.


This database contains the data from special projects conducted during annual longline surveys.


Loaded by FGDC Metadata Uploader, batch 7218, 10-07-2015 14:16


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
ISO 19115 Topic Category
None bait experiment
None gear experiment
None hook spacing
None longline survey

Physical Location

Organization: Alaska Fisheries Science Center
City: Seattle
State/Province: WA
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: Annually
Data Presentation Form: maps or data
Distribution Liability:

The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 229951
Date Effective From: 2015-10-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Lunsford, Chris
Email Address:


CC ID: 229846
Date Effective From: 2015-10-07
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Lunsford, Chris
Email Address:

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 229844
Date Effective From: 2015-10-07
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): MC, Metadata Coordinators
Email Address:


CC ID: 229847
Date Effective From: 2015-10-07
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Lunsford, Chris
Email Address:

Point of Contact

CC ID: 229845
Date Effective From: 2015-10-07
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Lunsford, Chris
Email Address:


Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 229843
W° Bound: -178.96333
E° Bound: -132.8383333
N° Bound: 59.74666
S° Bound: 51.40333

Gulf of Alaska

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 229842
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1988
End: 2015

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:


Data Access Constraints:

There are no legal restrictions on access to the data. They reside in public domain and can be freely distributed.

Data Use Constraints:

User must read and fully comprehend the metadata prior to use. Data should not be used beyond the limits of the source scale. Acknowledgement of NOAA, 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: 234961
Start Date: 1999-07-25
End Date: 2015-07-21
Download URL:

NCEI to be determined

Note: Dataset migrated by Dan Woodrich (AFSC data management coordinator) on 12/15/2021. Contact:

Technical Environment



Data Quality

Completeness Report:

See introduction for year/location sampling periods.

Conceptual Consistency:

All data is QA/QC'd after each field season.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Contact the dataset POC for full QA/QC methodology

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
If Distributor (Data Hosting Service) is Needed, Please Indicate: Yes
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: 365
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

No Delay

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

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: 229851

Request a copy of the scientific operations plan from distributor for complete process/methodology information

Process Contact: Lunsford, Chris
Email Address:

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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 27707
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:27707
Metadata Record Created By: Emily A Fergusson
Metadata Record Created: 2015-10-05 17:02+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-05-30 18:10+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