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Title: Human/Gear Interactions Data
Short Name: Human/Gear Interactions Data
Status: Completed

The Southeast Fisheries Science Center Mississippi Laboratories is responsible for new gear development and testing to reduce bycatch and incidental interactions of protected species. A gear repository and associated fishing gear database are maintained and updated quarterly to track all reported human interactions with sea turtles strandings and marine mammals. Fishing gear and other articles from human interactions are collected by the Southeast Sea Turtle Stranding Network and the Southeast Marine Mammal Stranding Network and shipped to the gear repository for analysis and archiving. The gear is reviewed by staff gear experts that have a background in the particular fishery or commercial/recreational application.


To maintain a regional repository of fishing gear and other articles from human interactions with marine mammals and sea turtles.

Physical Location

Organization: Mississippi Laboratory
City: Pascagoula
State/Province: MS

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 268136
Date Effective From: 1989
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Mitchell, John
Address: 3209 Frederic St.
Pascagoula, MS 39568
Email Address:
Phone: 228-549-1769
Fax: 228-769-8699


CC ID: 268134
Date Effective From: 2013
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC)
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
Phone: (305)361-5761
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 268137
Date Effective From: 1989
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Mitchell, John
Address: 3209 Frederic St.
Pascagoula, MS 39568
Email Address:
Phone: 228-549-1769
Fax: 228-769-8699
View Historical Support Roles


Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 268141
W° Bound: -98
E° Bound: -75
N° Bound: 36
S° Bound: 24

Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 268140
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1989

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Contact the individual identified as the distributor for this dataset. Please include the title of the dataset and the name of the data steward when requesting a copy of this data.

Data Access Constraints:

There are not restrictions or legal prerequisites for accessing this data.

Data Use Constraints:

NOAA NMFS does not approve, recommend, or endorse any proprietary product or proprietary material mentioned in this publication. No reference shall be made to NMFS, or to this publication furnished by NMFS, in any advertising or sales promotion which would indicate or imply that NMFS approves, recommends, or endorses any proprietary product or proprietary material mentioned herein or which has as its purpose any intent to cause directly or indirectly the advertised product to be used or purchased because of this NMFS publication. NMFS is not responsible for any uses of these datasets beyond those for which they were intended, and NMFS makes no claims regarding the accuracy of any data provided by agencies or individuals outside NMFS. Acknowledgement of NOAA NMFS and SEAMAP would be appreciated in products derived or publications generated from this data.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 321945
Download URL:
File Name: Sea Turtal Gear Interaction

Distribution 2

CC ID: 268144
Download URL:

Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Chief biologists review the data for content to ensure the relevance/accuracy of data collected during the project.

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Data Set Marine Mammal Human/Gear Interactions Data
Data Set Sea Turtle Human/Gear Interactions Data NCEI Accession 0144841

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 28652
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:28652
Metadata Record Created By: Charles J Weber
Metadata Record Created: 2015-11-12 12:34+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-10-27
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2021-10-27
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-10-27