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Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2023: American Samoa Commercial Purchases,

Item Identification

Title: American Samoa Commercial Purchases
Status: In Work
Publication Date: 2012-09-30

In 1990 the local government made it mandatory for local vendors to participate in this monitoring program and it is continuing. The Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR) issues numbered books of Fish and Shellfish Receipt forms to all wholesale buyers of fish who resell fish to the retail market, either whole or prepared. This receipt has evolved over time to include fish sales imported by local businesses from other islands such as Tonga or Western Samoa. Vendors are required to complete an invoice for each purchase and record the fisher (or boat) selling the fish, along with the species category, method used, weight, and price for the fish purchased. Invoices are submitted to DMWR staff who enter the data into the data processing system. Generally speaking the fishing activities occur fairly close to the island of Tutuila as most of the boats that sell fish locally are small. There are some local sales of longline caught fish and these catches could have been made hundreds of miles from Tutuila as the longline vessels have a greater range of operation. These data are considered highly confidential.




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None Fisheries
None FMB
None sales
None trip ticket
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: 1076279
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: 247748
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: 1076280
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: 1112064
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

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Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 69709
W° Bound: -174
E° Bound: -165
N° Bound: -10
S° Bound: -20

American Samoa EEZ and nearby open ocean

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 69710
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1990

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 submitted to and entered by the American Samoa Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources.

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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 5615
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:5615
Metadata Record Created By: Christopher Y Tokita
Metadata Record Created: 2007-10-18 15:45+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