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Title: STSSN_Fishing_Gear_Database-STSSN_Fishing_Gear.csv
Short Name: STSSN Fishing Gear Table
Status: Completed
Abstract:

The “Fishing Gear Database” for the Gulf of Mexico and SE U.S. States (Texas-North Carolina) is maintained by a gear specialist and point of contact at the NMFS, Pascagoula Laboratory and is updated quarterly.  The NMFS gear expert receives and examines fishing gear associated with sea turtle strandings occurring in the Gulf of Mexico and southeast Atlantic (NC-FL). The gear components are described and assigned to a fishery, if possible. It is important to note that assignment to a fishery is based on the known use of that gear in the fishery based on the expertise of the specialist; it is not a guarantee that it was used in that fishery. Only salvaged and examined gear is included in the database, a complete tally of sea turtle strandings associated with gear interactions can be found in the STSSN database. 

Physical Location

Organization: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland
City: Silver Spring
State/Province: MD

Entity Information

Entity Type: Spreadsheet
Description:

The “Fishing Gear Database” for the Gulf of Mexico and SE U.S. States (Texas-North Carolina) is maintained by a gear specialist and point of contact at the NMFS, Pascagoula Laboratory and is updated quarterly. The NMFS gear expert receives and examines fishing gear associated with sea turtle strandings occurring in the Gulf of Mexico and southeast Atlantic (NC-FL). The gear components are described and assigned to a fishery, if possible. It is important to note that assignment to a fishery is based on the known use of that gear in the fishery based on the expertise of the specialist; it is not a guarantee that it was used in that fishery. Only salvaged and examined gear is included in the database, a complete tally of sea turtle strandings associated with gear interactions can be found in the STSSN database.

Data Attributes

Attribute Summary

Rubric Score Primary Key? Name Type Description
100
OBSERVER CHAR Initials of observers name - first, middle and last (use X if no middle initial)
100
YEAR NUMBER Four digit year when the specimen was collected (YYYY)
100
MONTH NUMBER Two digit month when the specimen was collected (MM)
100
DAY NUMBER Two digit day when the specimen was collected (DD)
100
NO_BY_DAY NUMBER Sequential number that represents the number of specimens the specific observer collected that day.
100
SPECIES CHAR Two letters that represent the species of turtle that was collected. (CC=loggerhead, CM=green, DC=leatherback, EI=hawksbill, LK=Kemp's ridley, LO=olive ridley, UN=unidentified)
100
STATE CHAR Standard two letter abbreviation for the state that the specimen was collected except Florida. FG for Florida-Gulf (west of Longitude -80deg30.0min) and FA for Florida-Atlantic (east of Longitude -80deg, 30.0min)
100
ZONE NUMBER Standard shrimp statistical zone. Please see attached document for zone Map.
100
GEAR SUBMITTED CHAR Type of fishing hook and gear the specimen was caught on: Eg. (J-Hook and Wire leader, Circle Hook and Monofilament)
100
PHOTOS CHAR Photos of gear submitted - taken by gear specialist Y =Yes photographs were taken, N=No photographs available.
100
GEAR1 CHAR First type of gear the specimen was caught with. Example: Specimen was caught with a J-Hook and Monofilament. GEAR1=J-Hook Gear types: CA= cast net, FL = float, GI=gill net, Circle = Circle hook, J-Hook, Kale Hook, Jig, Treble hook, HO=unknown hook type, LU=lure, MO=monofilament line, MU=multifiliment line, PN= pound net, RO = rope, SH=shrimp trawl, SK=sinker, SN=seine net, SW=swivel, TR=trap line, WL= wire leader
100
GEAR2 CHAR Second type of gear on the same specimen. Example: Specimen was caught with a J-Hook and Monofilament. GEAR1=J-Hook and GEAR2=Monofilament Gear types: CA= cast net, FL = float, GI=gill net, Circle = Circle hook, J-Hook, Kale Hook, Jig, Treble hook, HO=unknown hook type, LU=lure, MO=monofilament line, MU=multifiliment line, PN= pound net, RO = rope, SH=shrimp trawl, SK=sinker, SN=seine net, SW=swivel, TR=trap line, WL= wire leader
100
GEAR3 CHAR Third type of gear on the same specimen. Example: Specimen was caught with a J-Hook and Monofilament attached to a sinker. GEAR1=J-Hook, GEAR2=Monofilament (MO), and Gear3=Sinker (SK) Gear types: CA= cast net, FL = float, GI=gill net, Circle = Circle hook, J-Hook, Kale Hook, Jig, Treble hook, HO=unknown hook type, LU=lure, MO=monofilament line, MU=multifiliment line, PN= pound net, RO = rope, SH=shrimp trawl, SK=sinker, SN=seine net, SW=swivel, TR=trap line, WL= wire leader
100
GEAR4 CHAR Fourth type of gear on the same specimen. Example: Specimen was caught with a J-Hook, Monofilament, and sinker attached by a wire leader. GEAR1=J-Hook, GEAR2=Monofilament (MO), Gear3=Sinker (SK), and GEAR4=Wire Leader (WL) Gear types: CA= cast net, FL = float, GI=gill net, Circle = Circle hook, J-Hook, Kale Hook, Jig, Treble hook, HO=unknown hook type, LU=lure, MO=monofilament line, MU=multifiliment line, PN= pound net, RO = rope, SH=shrimp trawl, SK=sinker, SN=seine net, SW=swivel, TR=trap line, WL= wire leader
100
GEAR TYPE1 CHAR Relates back to GEAR1 and describes what the fishing gear was being used for. R=recreational, C=commercial, R/C=recreational or commercial, U=undetermined
100
GEAR TYPE2 CHAR Relates back to GEAR2 and describes what the fishing gear was being used for. R=recreational, C=commercial, R/C=recreational or commercial, U=undetermined
100
GEAR TYPE3 CHAR Relates back to GEAR3 and describes what the fishing gear was being used for. R=recreational, C=commercial, R/C=recreational or commercial, U=undetermined
100
GEAR TYPE4 CHAR Relates back to GEAR4 and describes what the fishing gear was being used for. R=recreational, C=commercial, R/C=recreational or commercial, U=undetermined
100
FISHERY1 CHAR Relates back to GEAR1 and GEAR TYPE1 and identifies what type of fishery was targeted when the specimen was accidentally caught. BLL=bottom longline, Inshore=inshore species includes: flounder, sea trout, southern kingfish, red drum, croaker, spanish mackerel, bluefish, etc., varies by state, Inshore-beach=fishing likely occurred on beach/land, Inshore-boat=fishing likely occurred on boat, PLL=pelagic longline, U=Undetermined, UR=undetermined recreational, UC=undetermined commercial, U R/C=undetermined recreational or commercial
100
FISHERY2 CHAR Relates back to GEAR2 and GEAR TYPE2 and identifies what type of fishery was targeted when the specimen was accidentally caught. BLL=bottom longline, Inshore=inshore species includes: flounder, sea trout, southern kingfish, red drum, croaker, spanish mackerel, bluefish, etc., varies by state, Inshore-beach=fishing likely occurred on beach/land, Inshore-boat=fishing likely occurred on boat, PLL=pelagic longline, U=Undetermined, UR=undetermined recreational, UC=undetermined commercial, U R/C=undetermined recreational or commercial
100
FISHERY3 CHAR Relates back to GEAR3 and GEAR TYPE3 and identifies what type of fishery was targeted when the specimen was accidentally caught. BLL=bottom longline, Inshore=inshore species includes: flounder, sea trout, southern kingfish, red drum, croaker, spanish mackerel, bluefish, etc., varies by state, Inshore-beach=fishing likely occurred on beach/land, Inshore-boat=fishing likely occurred on boat, PLL=pelagic longline, U=Undetermined, UR=undetermined recreational, UC=undetermined commercial, U R/C=undetermined recreational or commercial
100
FISHERY4 CHAR Relates back to GEAR4 and GEAR TYPE4 and identifies what type of fishery was targeted when the specimen was accidentally caught. BLL=bottom longline, Inshore=inshore species includes: flounder, sea trout, southern kingfish, red drum, croaker, spanish mackerel, bluefish, etc., varies by state, Inshore-beach=fishing likely occurred on beach/land, Inshore-boat=fishing likely occurred on boat, PLL=pelagic longline, U=Undetermined, UR=undetermined recreational, UC=undetermined commercial, U R/C=undetermined recreational or commercial
100
COMMENTS CHAR Specific information regarding gear; Any additional relevant info
100
DATE RECORD EDITED NUMBER Date the gear was examined and added to database (MM/DD/YYYY)

Attribute Details

OBSERVER

CC ID: 308850
Seq. Order: 1
Data Storage Type: CHAR
Max Length: 3
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Initials of observers name - first, middle and last (use X if no middle initial)

YEAR

CC ID: 308851
Seq. Order: 2
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 4
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Four digit year when the specimen was collected (YYYY)

MONTH

CC ID: 308852
Seq. Order: 3
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 2
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Two digit month when the specimen was collected (MM)

DAY

CC ID: 308853
Seq. Order: 4
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 2
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Two digit day when the specimen was collected (DD)

NO_BY_DAY

CC ID: 308854
Seq. Order: 5
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 2
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Sequential number that represents the number of specimens the specific observer collected that day.

SPECIES

CC ID: 308856
Seq. Order: 6
Data Storage Type: CHAR
Max Length: 2
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Two letters that represent the species of turtle that was collected. (CC=loggerhead, CM=green, DC=leatherback, EI=hawksbill, LK=Kemp's ridley, LO=olive ridley, UN=unidentified)

STATE

CC ID: 308857
Seq. Order: 7
Data Storage Type: CHAR
Max Length: 2
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Standard two letter abbreviation for the state that the specimen was collected except Florida. FG for Florida-Gulf (west of Longitude -80deg30.0min) and FA for Florida-Atlantic (east of Longitude -80deg, 30.0min)

ZONE

CC ID: 308858
Seq. Order: 8
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 2
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Standard shrimp statistical zone. Please see attached document for zone Map.

GEAR SUBMITTED

CC ID: 308859
Seq. Order: 9
Data Storage Type: CHAR
Max Length: 75
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Type of fishing hook and gear the specimen was caught on: Eg. (J-Hook and Wire leader, Circle Hook and Monofilament)

PHOTOS

CC ID: 308873
Seq. Order: 10
Data Storage Type: CHAR
Max Length: 1
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Photos of gear submitted - taken by gear specialist Y =Yes photographs were taken, N=No photographs available.

GEAR1

CC ID: 308874
Seq. Order: 11
Data Storage Type: CHAR
Max Length: 6
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

First type of gear the specimen was caught with.

Example: Specimen was caught with a J-Hook and Monofilament. GEAR1=J-Hook

Gear types: CA= cast net, FL = float, GI=gill net, Circle = Circle hook, J-Hook, Kale Hook, Jig, Treble hook, HO=unknown hook type, LU=lure, MO=monofilament line, MU=multifiliment line, PN= pound net, RO = rope, SH=shrimp trawl, SK=sinker, SN=seine net, SW=swivel, TR=trap line, WL= wire leader

GEAR2

CC ID: 308875
Seq. Order: 12
Data Storage Type: CHAR
Max Length: 6
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Second type of gear on the same specimen.

Example: Specimen was caught with a J-Hook and Monofilament. GEAR1=J-Hook and GEAR2=Monofilament

Gear types: CA= cast net, FL = float, GI=gill net, Circle = Circle hook, J-Hook, Kale Hook, Jig, Treble hook, HO=unknown hook type, LU=lure, MO=monofilament line, MU=multifiliment line, PN= pound net, RO = rope, SH=shrimp trawl, SK=sinker, SN=seine net, SW=swivel, TR=trap line, WL= wire leader

GEAR3

CC ID: 308876
Seq. Order: 13
Data Storage Type: CHAR
Max Length: 6
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Third type of gear on the same specimen.

Example: Specimen was caught with a J-Hook and Monofilament attached to a sinker. GEAR1=J-Hook, GEAR2=Monofilament (MO), and Gear3=Sinker (SK)

Gear types: CA= cast net, FL = float, GI=gill net, Circle = Circle hook, J-Hook, Kale Hook, Jig, Treble hook, HO=unknown hook type, LU=lure, MO=monofilament line, MU=multifiliment line, PN= pound net, RO = rope, SH=shrimp trawl, SK=sinker, SN=seine net, SW=swivel, TR=trap line, WL= wire leader

GEAR4

CC ID: 308877
Seq. Order: 14
Data Storage Type: CHAR
Max Length: 6
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Fourth type of gear on the same specimen.

Example: Specimen was caught with a J-Hook, Monofilament, and sinker attached by a wire leader. GEAR1=J-Hook, GEAR2=Monofilament (MO), Gear3=Sinker (SK), and GEAR4=Wire Leader (WL)

Gear types: CA= cast net, FL = float, GI=gill net, Circle = Circle hook, J-Hook, Kale Hook, Jig, Treble hook, HO=unknown hook type, LU=lure, MO=monofilament line, MU=multifiliment line, PN= pound net, RO = rope, SH=shrimp trawl, SK=sinker, SN=seine net, SW=swivel, TR=trap line, WL= wire leader

GEAR TYPE1

CC ID: 308878
Seq. Order: 15
Data Storage Type: CHAR
Max Length: 1
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Relates back to GEAR1 and describes what the fishing gear was being used for.

R=recreational, C=commercial, R/C=recreational or commercial, U=undetermined

GEAR TYPE2

CC ID: 308879
Seq. Order: 16
Data Storage Type: CHAR
Max Length: 1
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Relates back to GEAR2 and describes what the fishing gear was being used for.

R=recreational, C=commercial, R/C=recreational or commercial, U=undetermined

GEAR TYPE3

CC ID: 308881
Seq. Order: 17
Data Storage Type: CHAR
Max Length: 1
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Relates back to GEAR3 and describes what the fishing gear was being used for.

R=recreational, C=commercial, R/C=recreational or commercial, U=undetermined

GEAR TYPE4

CC ID: 308882
Seq. Order: 18
Data Storage Type: CHAR
Max Length: 1
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Relates back to GEAR4 and describes what the fishing gear was being used for.

R=recreational, C=commercial, R/C=recreational or commercial, U=undetermined

FISHERY1

CC ID: 308883
Seq. Order: 19
Data Storage Type: CHAR
Max Length: 20
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Relates back to GEAR1 and GEAR TYPE1 and identifies what type of fishery was targeted when the specimen was accidentally caught.

BLL=bottom longline, Inshore=inshore species includes: flounder, sea trout, southern kingfish, red drum, croaker, spanish mackerel, bluefish, etc., varies by state, Inshore-beach=fishing likely occurred on beach/land, Inshore-boat=fishing likely occurred on boat, PLL=pelagic longline, U=Undetermined, UR=undetermined recreational, UC=undetermined commercial, U R/C=undetermined recreational or commercial

FISHERY2

CC ID: 308884
Seq. Order: 20
Data Storage Type: CHAR
Max Length: 20
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Relates back to GEAR2 and GEAR TYPE2 and identifies what type of fishery was targeted when the specimen was accidentally caught.

BLL=bottom longline, Inshore=inshore species includes: flounder, sea trout, southern kingfish, red drum, croaker, spanish mackerel, bluefish, etc., varies by state, Inshore-beach=fishing likely occurred on beach/land, Inshore-boat=fishing likely occurred on boat, PLL=pelagic longline, U=Undetermined, UR=undetermined recreational, UC=undetermined commercial, U R/C=undetermined recreational or commercial

FISHERY3

CC ID: 308885
Seq. Order: 21
Data Storage Type: CHAR
Max Length: 20
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Relates back to GEAR3 and GEAR TYPE3 and identifies what type of fishery was targeted when the specimen was accidentally caught.

BLL=bottom longline, Inshore=inshore species includes: flounder, sea trout, southern kingfish, red drum, croaker, spanish mackerel, bluefish, etc., varies by state, Inshore-beach=fishing likely occurred on beach/land, Inshore-boat=fishing likely occurred on boat, PLL=pelagic longline, U=Undetermined, UR=undetermined recreational, UC=undetermined commercial, U R/C=undetermined recreational or commercial

FISHERY4

CC ID: 308886
Seq. Order: 22
Data Storage Type: CHAR
Max Length: 20
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Relates back to GEAR4 and GEAR TYPE4 and identifies what type of fishery was targeted when the specimen was accidentally caught.

BLL=bottom longline, Inshore=inshore species includes: flounder, sea trout, southern kingfish, red drum, croaker, spanish mackerel, bluefish, etc., varies by state, Inshore-beach=fishing likely occurred on beach/land, Inshore-boat=fishing likely occurred on boat, PLL=pelagic longline, U=Undetermined, UR=undetermined recreational, UC=undetermined commercial, U R/C=undetermined recreational or commercial

COMMENTS

CC ID: 308887
Seq. Order: 23
Data Storage Type: CHAR
Max Length: 200
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Specific information regarding gear; Any additional relevant info

DATE RECORD EDITED

CC ID: 308888
Seq. Order: 24
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 10
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Date the gear was examined and added to database (MM/DD/YYYY)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 765745
Date Effective From: 2004
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Bergmann, Charles E
Address: 3209 Frederic St.
Pascagoula, MS 39568
Email Address: charles.bergmann@noaa.gov
Phone: 228-549-1760
Fax: 228-769-9200

Distributor

CC ID: 765746
Date Effective From: 2016
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD)
Address: NOAA/NESDIS E/OC SSMC3, 4th Floor, 1351 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
Phone: (301) 713-3277

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 765747
Date Effective From: 2004
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Bergmann, Charles E
Address: 3209 Frederic St.
Pascagoula, MS 39568
Email Address: charles.bergmann@noaa.gov
Phone: 228-549-1760
Fax: 228-769-9200

Point of Contact

CC ID: 765748
Date Effective From: 2013
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Weber, Charles J
Address: 3209 Frederic Street
Pascagoula, MS 39567-4112
Phone: 228-549-1684
Fax: 228-769-9200
Business Hours: Retired IT United Head Pascagoula

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. Acknowlegement of NOAA NMFS would be appreciated in products derived or publications generated from this data.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 321943
Start Date: 1989
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0144841/1.1/data/1-data/STSSN_Fishing_Gear_Database-STSSN_Fishing_Gear.csv
Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD) (2016 - Present)
File Name: STSSN_Fishing_Gear_Database-STSSN_Fishing_Gear.csv
File Date/Time: 2016-04-26 00:00:00
File Type: .csv
Compression: Uncompressed
Review Status: Chked Viruses Inapp Content

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 31616
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:31616
Metadata Record Created By: David Huddleston
Metadata Record Created: 2016-03-21 15:43+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