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Title: Dealer Management System
Short Name: Dealer Management System
Status: In Work

The dealer management system (DMS) is a data warehouse that stores federal and state dealer permit and license information. The issuing agency, whether it is a state or federal agency, provides information on the seafood businesses, i.e., company name, mailing/physical address, telephone and license/permit number, to the Southeast Fisheries Science Center and these data are stored in the DMS. The system is developed to identify multiple records for the same dealer, i.e., dealers that have licenses or permits that are issued by different agencies. These separate dealer codes are linked such that the separate licenses/permits can be identified for the same dealer.

Although the DMS was developed in 2004, the data in the warehouse begin in 1999.


This system was developed to meet several purposes. First, it provides a verification table for all valid dealer codes, either state or federally issued, against which other databases are validated. Second, the DMS provides a cross-reference for all permit and/or license numbers issued to the same dealer or business. This cross-reference provides the link between data collected for and stored in multiple data collection programs. For example, through the DMS, data collected to monitor a specific fishery quota can easily be verified against the general canvass data in the Accumulative Landings System (ALS). Third, it allows users, especially economists and other analysts to identify the location of the initial transaction between the fishermen and the purchaser to geographic localities more precise than the county aggregations that are available in the ALS. This association provides the ability to associate fisheries data, whether it is landings data, size frequency data, catch per unit effort data, etc., with the dealer where the seafood product is landed. Lastly, the DMS also provides current contact information for participating dealers.

Supplemental Information:

Currently the system covers Gulf of Mexico from Texas to Florida and the Atlantic from Florida to North Carolina


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
PARR Exclusion Non-Environmental Data
None Dealer Codes
None permits
None Standardization

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None 1999-present

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None florida
None georgia
None north carolina
None south carolina
None South Eastern States


Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 7629
W° Bound: -98
E° Bound: -70
N° Bound: 47
S° Bound: 22

States of North Caroliba, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 7626
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1999-01-01

Access Information

Security Class: Confidential
Data Access Constraints:

Access is restricted to personnel authorized in accordance with NOAA Administrative Order 216-100. A signed non-disclosure agreement must be on file for all authorized personnel.



CC ID: 7628

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Rubric Score Type Title
Data Set Standardization Of Dealers

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 3834
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:3834
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2007-03-28 03:34+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:10+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-05-06
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2021-05-06
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-05-06