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Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 2022: Large Pelagic Logbook Trip Survey (Vessels), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/30421.

Item Identification

Title: Large Pelagic Logbook Trip Survey (Vessels)
Status: In Work
Abstract:

This data set contains catch and effort for fishing trips that are taken by vessels with a Federal permit issued for the swordfish and sharks under the Highly Migratory Species (HMS) fishery management plan. Fishermen that own vessels with permits in these fisheries are required to complete a vessel logbook for every trip in which any species in the Highly Migratory Species fishery management plans are caught and landed. Fishermen are not required to report fishing trips in which other than these species are caught. However, fishermen are required to submit a no-fishing report if they did not fish for or catch any HMS species during a calendar month. In 1986, the Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) initiated a logbook program for vessels that held a federal vessel permit to fish for swordfish in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. In 1993, a similar program was initiated for vessels with a federal permit to fish for sharks that are included in the HMS fishery management plan. In order to provide sufficient level of detail for fishing effort by the longline vessels, the catch and effort data need to be reported for each longline set. Consequently, a single logbook form was designed for the fishermen to record the catch (numbers of animals caught) and effort, which includes data on the length of the longline, the number of hooks and the duration of the set. To reduce the number of times that fishermen need to record certain pieces of information, e.g., location of unloading, duration of trip, number of crew, a trip summary form was designed in 1999 that includes the trip-related information that is the same for every set. This redesign of the logbook form resulted in two forms, the trip summary and the set forms. Only one trip summary needs to be completed for each trip, but a separate set form needs to be completed for each longline set made during the trip. At the same time, additional questions were added to the trip summary form to collect information on the expenses that the vessels incurred during the trip. Initially, this information was voluntary and the fishermen did not have to provide the cost data whereas the catch and effort data are mandatory and the vessels permit will not be renewed if logbooks are not received for every trip where swordfish and/or sharks are caught and landed.

Purpose:

There are two primary purposes for the implementation of this data collection program. The logbook program was initiated to provide comprehensive landings data by trip for swordfish. These data are needed to meet the commitment of the United States to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna (ICCAT). Second, the program was implemented to provide a means of calculating catch per unit effort for swordfish caught in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico

Notes:

Logbooks kept by HMS captains to collect data per set on location, catch and effort

Physical Location

Organization: Southeast Fisheries Science Center
City: Miami
State/Province: FL
Country: USA
Location Description:

Location Of The Main Office Of The South East Fisheries Science Center

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 274720
Date Effective From: 1986
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Maiello, Matt
Address: 75 VA Beach Drive
FL 331398
Email Address: Matthew.Maiello@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-361-4574
Business Hours: 8:00-4:30
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Distributor

CC ID: 281475
Date Effective From: 2016
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC)
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
USA
Phone: (305)361-5761
URL: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/about/southeast-fisheries-science-center
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 279116
Date Effective From: 1986
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Maiello, Matt
Address: 75 VA Beach Drive
FL 331398
Email Address: Matthew.Maiello@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-361-4574
Business Hours: 8:00-4:30
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 284557
Date Effective From: 1986
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Judge, Michael
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
Email Address: Michael.Judge@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-361-4235
Fax: 305-361-4562
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 272828
W° Bound: -100
E° Bound: -40
N° Bound: 30
S° Bound: 0
Description

Gulf Of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, And Atlantic Ocean, North

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 272827
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1986

Access Information

Security Class: Sensitive
Data Access Procedure:

Read and sign for NOAA Administrative Order 216 100 Read and sign System Access Application (see URLs) Contact DBA Daniel Leon at daniel.leon noaa.gov for userid password.

Data Access Constraints:

Waiver Needed

Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Range checks and validation against historical distributions.

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: Yes
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: 70
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: 60
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

Confidentiality. This data is currently wavered under the current NOAA guidelines for relational databases.

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

Archiving process under development

Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: 0
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

The data resides on a secure database server only accessible through the NMFS network requiring separate multi-factor authentication for both network and database access.

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Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 284561
Description:

Forms submitted by fishermen to SEFSC staff through paper logbooks. Data entry is done by an offsite contractor. SEFSC staff Q/C data into database housed in Miami

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 30421
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:30421
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2016-02-03 06:10+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-05-06 22:24+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-05-06
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year