|Title:||CNMI Commercial Fisheries BioSampling (CFBS)|
The main market sampling program in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) is the new biosampling program implemented in late 2010 on the island of Saipan. It is a joint Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) and industry project with a local environmental consulting firm doing most of the field work, data processing, and obtaining of life history samples. DFW is working up some of the life history samples for that aspect of the project. It is strictly a voluntary data collection system requiring ingenuity to obtain the participation of a large percentage of the main fish vendors on the islands of Saipan, Rota and Tinian. All catches are from the CNMI with some of them coming from up to 100 miles from Saipan. It is a census sampling program of 100% of the commercial harvest of a subsample of the trips landing during any sampling period. Due to logistics and resource limitations, the majority of sampling was initially (Dec 2010-late 2012) focused on the spearfish reef fish fishery on Saipan. This has since expanded to include information on the bottomfish fishery as well data from Tinian and Rota. Life history samples are also being collected on several species on reef fish and one deep bottomfish. These data are considered confidential.
Provide monitoring support for commercial fisheries life history and fisheries assessment under the revised Magnuson Stevens Act.
|Organization:||Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center|
1845 Wasp Boulevard, Bldg. #176, Honolulu, Hawaii 96818
Data Set Information
|Data Set Scope Code:||Data Set|
|Data Set Type:||Database|
|Data Presentation Form:||Table (digital)|
|Date Effective From:||2019|
|Date Effective To:|
|Contact (Organization):||Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)|
1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
|Business Hours:||8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
Point of Contact
|Date Effective From:||2023-08|
|Date Effective To:|
|Contact (Person):||Schemmel, Eva M|
Contact via email.
Extent Group 1
Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands EEZ
Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1
|Time Frame Type:||Continuing|
|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.
|Quality Control Procedures Employed:||
QC review prior to data entry, some automated QC during data entry, and further QC after data entry.
|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.
Data are collected and entered by the Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW), Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI).
|Catalog Item ID:||5633|
|Metadata Record Created By:||Christopher Y Tokita|
|Metadata Record Created:||2007-10-18 16:08+0000|
|Metadata Record Last Modified By:||Brent M Miyamoto|
|Metadata Record Last Modified:||2023-08-26 02:43+0000|
|Metadata Record Published:||2019-07-23|
|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|