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Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2023: American Samoa Shore-based Creel Survey,

Item Identification

Title: American Samoa Shore-based Creel Survey
Status: In Work

The DMWR staff has also conducted shore-based creel surveys which also have 2 major sub-surveys; one to estimate participation (fishing effort), and one to provide catch-rate, species composition, and size frequency data. The amount of area covered by the surveys has varied over the years from just a central part of Tutuila to 3 separate routes on Tutuila plus sampling on the Manu'a Islands of Ofu-Olesega and Ta'u. There was a break in survey coverage for a number of years due to resource limitations, but surveys on Tutuila have been conducted again since about 2001. There has been some break in coverage over the years due to various hurricanes and a major tsunami, but generally speaking the surveys have been conducted routinely and in a fairly standardized manner. Not all areas of the islands are covered due to resource limitations. These data are considered confidential.




Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None artisanal fisheries
None creel
None FMB
None shoreline
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: Quarterly
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 1076281
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: 247758
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: 1076282
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: 1112065
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: 69719
W° Bound: -171
E° Bound: -169
N° Bound: -14
S° Bound: -15

American Samoa Islands of Tutuila, Aunu'u and Manua Islands (Ta'u, Ofu, Olosega)

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 69720
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1987

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.

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?: Yes
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: To Be Determined
If To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended, Explain:

NCEI-MD does not accept sensitive data at this time

Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: Unknown
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 are collected and entered by the American Samoa Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources.

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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 5614
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:5614
Metadata Record Created By: Christopher Y Tokita
Metadata Record Created: 2007-10-18 15:44+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:10+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