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Title: Create and Load Annual VOU Data
Short Name: Generate , Correct and Load VOU Data
Status: In Work

Vessel Operating Units (VOU) data is accomplished annually by first creating a preliminary list of vessels for a given year based upon data in the state Trip Ticket, Federal Logbook, and Trip Interview Systems. Gear number, gear quantity and crew data is drawn from the same sources when available.

The port agents then review, edit, and add information to the preliminary list. The file is then run against a U.S. Coast Guard Documented Vessels table to help fill in vessel characteristics. After it has passed a validation for errors the final VOU is loaded into the VOU system.


To prepare the annual VOU file by state.


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Vessel Lists

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None 2005-present

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Alabama
None Atlantic
None Florida
None Georgia
None Gulf
None Louisiana
None Mississippi
None North Carolina
None South Carolina
None Texas

Stratum Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None County
None Gear
None Vessel
None Year

Physical Location

Organization: Southeast Fisheries Science Center
City: Miami
State/Province: FL
Country: USA

Procedure Information

Procedure Type: Load VOU Data By State

Procedure Steps

Step 1: Prelim Data

Step Name: Generate Preliminary Data

Run sql script


to get a prelimary list of vessels by gear,state and county.

Step 2: Port Agent Data Review

Step Name: Port Agent Review Of Vessel Lists

Preliminary Data From Generated Vessel List is broken up by state amd county and sent to the port agent whose area of responsibility is the county in question.

The port agent reviews , corrects and possibly augments or deletes the data sent to him.

The data is then returned to the State Tripticket Data manager.


To have port agents who know the fishing boats in their area of responsibility correct the data provided from fisheries dependent data collected.

Step 3: Loading Data Into VOU

Step Name: Put Data in VOU

State Data Manager Gets Data Back from the Port Agents. Some missing columns are completed by getting data from the Coast Guard Veesel Tables. Then the file Loads into the Vessel Operating Units Table


To load the VOU data as corrected by the port agents

Support Roles

Process Contact

CC ID: 42795
Date Effective From: 2009
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Chau, Jade
Address: 263 13th Avenue South Room 201
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Email Address:
Phone: 727-824-5373
Business Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST/EDT

Process Contact

CC ID: 42794
Date Effective From: 2006-01-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Muccio, Lloyd
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33139
Email Address:
Phone: 305-361-4267
Fax: 305-365-4102
Business Hours: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM EST/EDT
View Historical Support Roles


Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 42797
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 2005

Technical Environment


Oracle Database, personal computers

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 4322
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:4322
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2007-05-04 09:12+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+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