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Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2023: BioSampling Data from LHP Cruises,

Item Identification

Title: BioSampling Data from LHP Cruises
Status: In Work

This data set includes separate bioSampling logs from each LHP Bottomfishing cruise in the Hawaiian, Samoa, and Mariana Archipelagos as well as a master file with all records.

While the data have not changed from previous InPort records (see Node 10806), this is part of an effort to standardize and streamline all life history program databases for past and future cruises.

These data to NOT contain biosampling measurements for fish caught in non-cruise-related activities (e.g. fish acquired from auction).


An Ecosystem Science and Management Planning Workshop was held in April 2005 that re-emphasized the need to update life history parameters from commercially important species in the Hawaiian Archipelago and assess spatial connectivity of local bottomfish populations in the region. It was further recognized that this work would require the collection of large numbers of geo-referenced samples to re-estimate life history parameters and assess connectivity between isolated populations. Collection of bottomfish specimens began to accomplish this goal.


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 (whether or not a fin clip was taken) 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 dorsal spines
None lengths
None LHP
None otoliths
None reef fish
None weights

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Hawaiian Archipelago
None Mariana Archipelago
None Pacific Ocean
None Samoa Archipelago

Physical Location

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

The Honolulu IRC facility on Ford Island

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Database
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

Additional information is available on paper such as fishing logs submitted by fishermen with location, species, and tag information, as well as information collected from individual fish such as length, gonad weight, sex, etc. This physical data is in the FRMD storage room. Excel spreadsheets exist containing all information recorded on paper and are located on Meagan Sundberg's hard drive and the G: and H: drive at IRC that is backed up regularly. Information has been put into an Oracle Developer Form then uploaded into an online Oracle integrated database via the PIFSC's intranet, but this database is no longer operational due to lack of personnel able to maintain and update an Oracle database.

Support Roles


CC ID: 326064
Date Effective From: 2015
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: 1268544
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 Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 326069

north and south pacific ocean

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 326068
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 2005-10

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:


Technical Environment


Oracle database

Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

QC review prior to data entry. Further QC after data entry.

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
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: 2 Year
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: NCEI-MD
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: 2 Year
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

PIFSC ITS performs scheduled back-ups.


Lineage Statement:

Data was collected in the field by PIFSC staff, and entered in table format into electronic spreadsheets.

Child Items

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Entity Column Notes for BioSampling Data from LHP Cruises

Related Items

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

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 32856
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:32856
Metadata Record Created By: Maia Kapur
Metadata Record Created: 2016-06-03 15:08+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Brent M Miyamoto
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-08-25 18:25+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