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Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2024: Guam Commercial Fisheries BioSampling (CFBS),

Item Identification

Title: Guam Commercial Fisheries BioSampling (CFBS)
Status: In Work
Publication Date: 2012-09-30

The Guam Commercial Fisheries Biosampling program, which collects length and weight frequency data for whole commercial catches, and samples 4-8 species for in-depth life history studies as well as DNA (finclips) and voucher specimens for the Fish Barcode of life, began in August, 2009. Guam has had very little market-based commercial size sampling over the years. However, the new bio-sampling program has been quite successful and robust, due to the cooperation and participation of the Guam Fishermen's Cooperative Association. Census sampling of a high percentage of the non-pelagic fishing trips has been conducted since late 2009. As with the other CFBS programs, catch, effort, and fishing location are recorded for a majority of the fishing trips and every fish or invertebrate harvested is identified, measured and weighed for each fishing method encountered with the exception of trolling. Life history samples are also collected and processed for a number of reef fish species. These data are considered confidential. Continuation is subject to availability of funds.


Provide monitoring support for commercial fisheries life history and fisheries assessment under the revised Magnuson Stevens Act.


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None biosampling
None commercial
None DNA
None gonads
None LHP
None life history
None otoliths
None size
None weight

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: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

Commercial Fisheries Biosampling

Support Roles


CC ID: 1268557
Date Effective From: 2019
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
Email Address:
Phone: 808-725-5360
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 1268558
Date Effective From: 2023-08
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Schemmel, Eva M
Email Address:
Contact Instructions:

Contact via email.

View Historical Support Roles


Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 70033
W° Bound: 140
E° Bound: 150
N° Bound: 20
S° Bound: 10

Guam EEZ and nearby

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 70034
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 2009

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?: 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:

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.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 5625
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:5625
Metadata Record Created By: Christopher Y Tokita
Metadata Record Created: 2007-10-18 16:00+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Brent M Miyamoto
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-08-25 19:09+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