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Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 2022: Atlantic menhaden processing plant test tagging data, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/30732.

Item Identification

Title: Atlantic menhaden processing plant test tagging data
Status: Completed
Abstract:

Atlantic menhaden are a schooling forage fish species, which are subject to a large commercial purse seine fishery. Atlantic menhaden are harvested for reduction into fish oil and fish meal products. Historically, the Atlantic menhaden fishery was one of the largest by volume in the United States. Thus, scientists and managers wanted a better understanding of Atlantic menhaden life history including movements on an annual basis. As a consequence, an adult tagging study was conducted from 1966-1971. Adult fish were tagged each year with small metal tags inserted into the abdominal cavity of the fish. Fish were then released. Recaptures of fish occurred at the reduction plants. Magnets were placed in each plant along most of the east coast of the United States. A total of five magnets were placed throughout the plant in order to collect the metal tags as the fish were processed. Magnets were checked each day or two to collect any tags that had become attached to the magnets. As part of this project, a sub-sample of fish were aged at the Beaufort Laboratory. Tags and data on the collected tags were then returned to the Beaufort Laboratory. In order to test the efficiency of the tag recovery process, menhaden were inserted with tags and salted into the catch at specific plants. Then, researchers could determine the exact number of tags that went into a facility and the number of tags that were recaptured. This allowed for the development of capture efficiency values.

Purpose:

These data were collected to test the efficiency of tag recapture for an Atlantic menhaden adult tagging study.

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: 285159
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Mroch, Ray
Address: 101 Pivers Island Rd
Beaufort, NC 28516
Email Address: Ray.Mroch@noaa.gov
Phone: 252-728-0855
Fax: 252-728-8784
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Distributor

CC ID: 285160
Date Effective From: 1966
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: 285161
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Mroch, Ray
Address: 101 Pivers Island Rd
Beaufort, NC 28516
Email Address: Ray.Mroch@noaa.gov
Phone: 252-728-0855
Fax: 252-728-8784
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 285162
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Mroch, Ray
Address: 101 Pivers Island Rd
Beaufort, NC 28516
Email Address: Ray.Mroch@noaa.gov
Phone: 252-728-0855
Fax: 252-728-8784
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Extents

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 285165
Description

Atlantic Ocean (U.S.)

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 285164
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1966
End: 1971

Access Information

Security Class: Sensitive
Security Handling Description:

Data are linked to individual processing facilities.

Data Access Procedure:

The data will be available from a public web server once an access methodology has been developed.

Data Access Constraints:

N/A

Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Unknown

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: No
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: 0
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: No
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: 0
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

N/A

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

The archival process is currently under development.

Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: 365
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 government network requiring multi-factor authentication for network access.

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Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 285166
Description:

Data were in paper format until 2013. In 2013, money was found to have the data key entered into excel files. The files were key-entered in summer of 2013 and the files were sent to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC). The excel files were then distributed to the NMFS.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 30732
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:30732
Metadata Record Created By: Carlos Rivero
Metadata Record Created: 2016-02-12 15:23+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-10-21 10:35+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-10-21
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-10-22