Short Citation:
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2021: CNMI Boat-based Creel Survey, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/5628.

Item Identification

Title: CNMI Boat-based Creel Survey
Status: In Work
Abstract:

The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Creel surveys are operated by the Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) and are only on the island of Saipan. 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. Boat-based surveys are access-point surveys and include all major and some minor ports and marinas where fishing boats launch or are berthed. Although some data may exist from versions of the surveys done back in the 1980s-1990s, due to data quality issues and lack of resources, the surveys were terminated for a number of years and the earlier data may not be very useful if it exists in computerized form. It is uncertain if the earlier data was converted to newer data systems or not. Due to limited resources, it was re-initiated for day-time only sampling in 2001 and then expanded to cover the full day in about 2005. It includes specialized participation and interview surveys as with other surveys and collects all the similar effort and catch parameters as other surveys. All fishing is done from relatively small boats and occurs relatively close to the islands. This is true for all fishing in all 4 of the island areas with the exception of the longline fisheries. These data are considered confidential.

Purpose:

Monitoring

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None boat
None creel
None DFW
None FMB
None FRMD
None IFMP
None PIFSC
None WPacFIN

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None CNMI
None Northern Mariana Islands

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

Honolulu, HI 96814

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: 74312
Date Effective From: 2007-10-18
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Quach, Michael M
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: michael.quach@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5695
Contact Instructions:

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

Contact via email

Distributor

CC ID: 248448
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: 248449
Date Effective From: 2015-11-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Dukes, Stefanie NS
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: stefanie.dukes@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5615
Fax: (808)725-5475
Contact Instructions:

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

Contact via email

Point of Contact

CC ID: 831711
Date Effective From: 2019-04-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Lumsden, Beth
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: beth.lumsden@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5330
Contact Instructions:

Contact via email

Point of Contact

CC ID: 74311
Date Effective From: 2011-11-01
Date Effective To: 2018
Contact (Person): Lowe, Kimberly
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: kimberly.lowe@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5660
Business Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. HST M-F
Contact Instructions:

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

Contact via email

Extents

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 69918
W° Bound: 140
E° Bound: 150
N° Bound: 25
S° Bound: 10
Description

CNMI & Guam EEZ and nearby open ocean. Fishing, other than for pelagics is mainly on the banks

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 69919
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 2000

Access Information

Security Class: Sensitive
Data Access Procedure:

Data belong to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW). Data sharing is by cooperative WPacFIN agreement. Other access can only be granted by DFW.

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

Lineage Statement:

Data are collected and entered by the Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW), Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI).

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) c_bbs_exp_vfp
Entity (ENT) c_bbs_interview_flat_view
Entity (ENT) c_bbs_spc_vfp

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 5628
Metadata Record Created By: Christopher Y Tokita
Metadata Record Created: 2007-10-18 16:03+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Brent M Miyamoto
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-07-25 23:10+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-07-22
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-07-22