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Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2023: Catch Logs from LHP Cruises,

Item Identification

Title: Catch Logs from LHP Cruises
Status: In Work

Description of the core columns that persist throughout OES bottomfish sampling datasets.

While the data have not changed from previous InPort records (see Nodes 11630, 11652), this is part of an effort to standardize and streamline all life history program databases for past and future cruises. This data set includes separate catch logs from each LHP Bottomfishing cruise both within and outside of the Main Hawaiian Islands, as well as a master file with all records.


Interested parties should note that individual cruises may/may not have collected extraneous information on the data sheet that is NOT conserved in this streamlined edition. Please contact the data steward if there is a certain value (such as bait and hook use or fishermen involved) that you are interested in that does not appear here. These are retained in the original datasets but removed from the consolidated version made available to the public.


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Bottomfish
None fishing
None LHP
None OES
None Oscar Elton Sette

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None American Samoa
None Big Island
None Johnston Atoll
None Kona
None MHI
None Penguin Banks

Physical Location

Organization: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
City: Honolulu
State/Province: HI
Country: USA
Location Description:

Original documents, copies and electronic files are stored at the IRC.

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Access Database, spreadsheets
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)

Support Roles


CC ID: 831839
Date Effective From: 2016-06-03
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
Email Address:
Phone: 808-725-5360
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 1268547
Date Effective From: 2023-08
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Schemmel, Eva M
Email Address:
Contact Instructions:

Contact via email.

View Historical Support Roles


Extent Group 1

Extent Description:

Central and south pacific

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 326142

north and south pacific ocean

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 325984
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 2005-01-01

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Send written request to PIFSC and requires approval by data owner.

Metadata Access Constraints:


Metadata Use Constraints:


Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 326050
Activity Date/Time: 2016-06-03
Activity Type: InPort Node Created
Responsible Party: Maia Kapur

MK Has created this node and intends to alert Brent Miyamoto to nullify old bottomfish locations and catch log documentation nodes, namely parent items 10832 and 10833.

Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

SE-16-01 Samoa and Western Samoa Directory & R Project

Consolidated by M Kapur 13 May 2016



This folder has raw and cleaned data recorded on SE-16-01 from Mar to Apr 2016.

The 'code' folder is a growing compilation of scripts used to clean and visualize catch data from this cruise.

SE-16-01 Samoa catchLog.xls:

Each record (row) represents an single fishing outcome for a given drop.

Drops with multiple fish caught result in duplicate records.

Data were entered by Maia Kapur on 05 - 10 May 2016.

GPS coordinates, as recorded by fishermen, were converted within excel to Decimal degrees

with the following formula:

(Hours + Minutes/60) * -1 ; ensuring that the "minutes" are comprised of a FLOAT value.

The CSV version of this sheet is entitled "catch.csv".


Certain crew did not record depth in fathoms for their trips.

Wherever possible, species names have been substituted by four-letter codes.

See "Spp Code" sheet in /Data for conversion key.

Location was designated based on what was indicated for that date

on the Bio Sampling data sheet, and is therefore approximate.

SE-16-01 Samoa bioSampling.xls:

Each row represents a single processed fish and its respective data number (beginning in SE-16-01) which will

follow through histology and aging. The Zip Tie # connects it to the Catch dataset.

The 'spurious' tab indicates records that are likely incorrect.

The CSV version of this sheet is entitled "raw.csv".


Some fish were saved for outreach or left unprocessed, and thus have no ZipTie number.

Many such species did not undergo gonad extraction or other measurements.

The affiliated R Projects detail the QA/QC procedures used to check data for typographical errors

and possible outliers. Users are advised to use spatial visualization tools (eg GIS) to ensure that

GPS coordinates are accurate within the catch log; and graphical tools in R to check for outlier points

in life history parameters. Because SPP codes can only be verified by hand, we recommend checking ~20% of entries

for accuracy.

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?: No
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
If Distributor (Data Hosting Service) is Needed, Please Indicate: No
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: 2 years
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: NCEI-MD
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: 2 years
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

PIFSC ITS performs scheduled backups.


Lineage Statement:

This data were entered by various personell, typically M Leuers/Sundberg or M Kapur following collection on LHP cruises beginning in 2008. This data was sourced from data sheets filled out by fishermen and scientists aboard the ship or small boats. In May of 2016 M Kapur took over as data steward and metadata specialist for this and all LHP program databases.

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity Column Notes for Catch Logs from LHP Cruises

Related Items

Item Type Relationship Type Title
Data Set (DS) Part of a Seamless Database BioSampling Data from LHP Cruises

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 32854
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:32854
Metadata Record Created By: Maia Kapur
Metadata Record Created: 2016-06-03 14:34+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Brent M Miyamoto
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-08-25 18:42+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-07-23
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2019-07-23
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-07-23