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Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2023: Guam Boat-based Creel Survey,

Item Identification

Title: Guam Boat-based Creel Survey
Status: In Work

Similar to other boat-based survey in basic design, this system is run by the Div. of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources (DAWR) and has been in operation since about 1982 (actually before that, but not in a standard structure and we haven't rescued those earlier data) and continues as a major fisheries monitoring tool by DAWR. Creel surveys consist of 2 major sub-surveys, one to identify the level of fishing participation for each fishing method used in the Territory, and one to determine the catch rate, species composition, and sizes of fish (and invertebrates) for each fishing method and fishing sector. This covers participation counts at all ports and Creel interviewing and census counting on sample days for the 3 most used ports on Guam. All surveys and data collection on Guam are voluntary and fisher levels of compliance and buy-in to the surveys has varied over the years, especially near management events such as creation of near-shore MPAs, etc. Data collection is similar to other surveys. These data are considered confidential.




Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None boat
None creel
None fisheries
None FMB
None WPacFIN

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Guam

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: 1076292
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: 247814
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: 1076293
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: 1112128
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: 69790
W° Bound: 144.5
E° Bound: 145
N° Bound: 13.66666666667
S° Bound: 13.16666666667

Fish landed on Guam may have come from surrounding Banks and EEZ

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 69964
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1982

Access Information

Security Class: Sensitive
Data Access Procedure:

Data belong to the Guam Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources (DAWR). Data sharing is by cooperative WPacFIN agreement. Other access can only be granted by DAWR.

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:

Creel survey data are collected by staff of the Guam Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources (DAWR) and entered by a WPacFIN JIMAR employee under a WPacFIN cooperative agreement.

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity g_bbs_exp_vfp
Entity g_bbs_interview_flat_view
Entity g_bbs_spc_vfp

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 5620
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:5620
Metadata Record Created By: Christopher Y Tokita
Metadata Record Created: 2007-10-18 15:54+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:10+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-07-23
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2019-07-23
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-07-23