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Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2023: American Samoa Cannery (Length-Frequency) Sampling,

Item Identification

Title: American Samoa Cannery (Length-Frequency) Sampling
Status: Completed

From 2001-2013, in coordination with Pacific Islands Regional Office's (PIRO) Tuna Treaty Monitoring Program, the Size Frequency Sampling Program at the cannery collected length-frequency data from American Samoa-based longliners, in addition to the purse seiners offloading at the cannery (which was the primary target of this PIRO program).  Only the length-frequency data for the top 5-10 longline species were stored by WPacFIN for use in estimating weight of landings from longliners (only species and number kept/released are collected in longline logbooks).  Only the data collected by PIRO staff on South Pacific Regional Longline Port Sampling Form were entered by DMWR staff into a database provided by WPacFIN. The bulk of this purse seine sampling program's data went to the Southwest Fisheries Science Center.




Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None cannery
None fisheries
None FMB
None pelagic
None sampling
None weight
None WPacFIN

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None American Samoa

Physical Location

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

1845 Wasp Boulevard, Bldg. #176, Honolulu, Hawaii 96818

Data Set Information

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

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 1076248
Date Effective From: 2021-07
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Gough, Bradley M
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
Email Address:
Contact Instructions:

Contact via email


CC ID: 810428
Date Effective From: 1980
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Western Pacific Fishery Information Network (WPacFIN)
Address: NMFS/PIFSC/FRMD/IFMP, 1845 Wasp Blvd., Building 176
Honolulu, HI 96818
Phone: (808) 725-5660
Business Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm (HST)

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 1076249
Date Effective From: 2021-07
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Gough, Bradley M
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
Email Address:
Contact Instructions:

Contact via email

Point of Contact

CC ID: 1112062
Date Effective From: 2021-12
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Suter, Jenny M
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96818
Email Address:
Contact Instructions:

Contact via email

View Historical Support Roles


Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 810424
W° Bound: -180
E° Bound: -150
N° Bound: 0
S° Bound: -20

American Samoa EEZ and areas fished by American Samoa longline vessels and purse seiners as provided to PIRO

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 810423
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2001
End: 2013

Access Information

Security Class: Sensitive
Data Access Procedure:

Data belong to the American Samoa Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR). Data sharing is by cooperative WPacFIN agreement. Other access can be granted only by DMWR.

Data Access Constraints:

Requires signing a PIFSC non-disclosure statement for fisheries confidential data and approval from the data owner.

Metadata Access Constraints:


Metadata Use Constraints:


Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

QC review prior to data entry, some automated QC during data entry, and 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?: Yes
If Distributor (Data Hosting Service) is Needed, Please Indicate: No
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: 1 Year
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: NCEI-MD
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: 1 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:

Cannery data are collected by the Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIRO), American Samoa Field Office staff and entered by the American Samoa Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 55322
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:55322
Metadata Record Created By: Stefanie NS Dukes
Metadata Record Created: 2018-12-20 15:31+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-07-22
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2019-07-22
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-07-22