Short Citation:
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2021: HMSRP Hawaiian Monk Seal Fisheries Interactions data, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/5687.

Item Identification

Title: HMSRP Hawaiian Monk Seal Fisheries Interactions data
Status: In Work
Publication Date: 2018-02-23
Abstract:

The data set contains records of all documented hookings and/or entanglements of Hawaiian monk seals with actively fished gear, both commercial and recreational. The data do NOT include fishery interactions in which seals take the bait or the catch without becoming hooked or entangled. Data include 1) reports from the public or field biologists of seals sighted with embedded hooks; 2) reports from the public or field biologists of seals entangled in nearshore gillnets within the Main Hawaiian Islands (MHI); 3) NMFS observer reports, and 4) fishery logbooks. Reports from the public are followed up by field biologists to verify the incident. Seals observed entangled in nearshore gillnets in the MHI are generally considered to have become entangled while the gear was being actively fished, rather than when the gear may have been derelict.

Purpose:

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is the lead agency responsible for the recovery of the Hawaiian monk seal. NMFS Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Protected Species Division, Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program research includes identifying threats to the population and where possible to mitigate against these threats. Moreover, NMFS prepares annual stock assessments of all marine mammal populations, and these assessments include anthropogenic sources of injury and mortality. Fishery interactions of monk seals are therefore included in these reports.

Supplemental Information:

Division: Protected Species

Division Chief: Charles Littnan

Program: PSD Hawaiian Monk Seal Research

Authorities: Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act

Ownership: PIFSC

Study Area: Hawaiian Archipelago

Spatial Resolution: Island or Islet. Beach perimeter divided into sectors in NWHI. Beach name or locality in MHI.

Temporal Resolution: Date

Frequency of Collection: Whenever fishery interactions occur

Time of collection: Year-round

Type of Data Collected: Hooking and active entanglement incidents

Data Collection Method: Text reports, e-mail, photograhps

Recording Media: Text files, digitial photographs, e-mail

Data Collection Documentation: Text narratives, photographs

Validation and QC Procedures: Available

Quality Control Documentation: Available

Storage Location: 1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg 176, Honolulu, HI 96818

Storage Media: Excel spreadsheet, fishery interaction notebook

Backups: Available

Storage and Security Documentation: Available

Update Schedule: Whenever incidents occur

Data Distribution Method: Excel spreadsheet

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None anthropogenic interactions
None fishery interactions
None Hawaiian monk seal
None hmsrp
None hooking
None PIFSC
None protected species
None PSD

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None hawaiian archipelago
None pacific region

Physical Location

Organization: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
City: Honolulu
State/Province: HI
Country: USA
Location Description:

1845 Wasp Blvd.

Bldg. #176

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Other
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

Hooking and active net entanglement incidents

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

ANTHROPOGENIC_INJURIES

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 18455
Date Effective From: 2007-06-19
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Mercer, Tracy
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: tracy.mercer@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5718

Distributor

CC ID: 249790
Date Effective From: 2015-11-13
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Phone: 808-725-5300
URL: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 249793
Date Effective From: 2015-11-13
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Johanos, Thea C
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: thea.johanos-kam@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5709

Originator

CC ID: 103300
Date Effective From: 2007-06-19
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Phone: 808-725-5300
URL: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 18321
Date Effective From: 2007-06-19
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Mercer, Tracy
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: tracy.mercer@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5718

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 18456
W° Bound: 180
E° Bound: -150
N° Bound: 30
S° Bound: 10
Description

Hawaiian archipelago, Pacific Region

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 18457
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1976-03-01

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Policy:

NMFS/PIFSC, Protected Species Division, Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program Data Access, Sharing, and Dissemination Guidelines

Data Access Procedure:

Data are available by following the URL provided in this metadata record. The requester is asked to submit a request to Tracy Mercer (Tracy.Mercer@noaa.gov) and work with her and other PIFSC Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program staff to assure proper use of this data.

Data Access Constraints:

NMFS/PIFSC, Protected Species Division, Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program Data Access, Sharing, and Dissemination Guidelines

Data Use Constraints:

Use of the data set will ideally be cleared with NMFS/PIFSC, Protected Species Division. These data are PRELIMINARY and have not be completely screened for accuracy. NOAA can not be held liable for use of these data in a manner other than for perusal of preliminary data. The developers of these data are concerned with assuring its proper use. Before data are used to draw specific scientific conclusions, potential users are requested to contact NMFS/PIFSC, Protected Species Division for background on the data. Acknowledgement of the data should be cited. Different versions of the dataset may exist. The user must be sure to use the appropriate data set for the time period of interest. While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable, NOAA cannot assume liablility for any damages or misrepresentation caused by any inaccuracies in the data or as a result of changes to the data caused by system transfers.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 249791
Download URL: https://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov/xfer/PIFSC_PIRO_bulk_data_download_InPort_5687.tgz
Distributor: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) (2015-11-13 - Present)
File Name: PSD_HMSRP_ANTHROPOGENIC_INJURIES.csv
Description:

Hawaiian monk seal Anthropogenic injuries

File Type: csv (comma-separated values)

Data Quality

Representativeness:

Data is collected at Hawaiian monk seal haulout locations during variable-length field seasons. Injuries or deaths may not be observed if they occur outside of the field season, in areas that are rarely surveyed, or at sea.

Bias:

Data is collected at Hawaiian monk seal haulout locations during variable-length field seasons. Injuries or deaths may not be observed if they occur outside of the field season, in areas that are rarely surveyed, or at sea.

Completeness Measure:

Data should be review prior to analysis

Field Precision:

Data are collected over extended period by multiple observers

Completeness Report:

Data should be reviewed prior to analysis

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Standard data life-cycle processes are followed to ensure quality and accuracy.

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?: No
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: 1 year
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

Not Applicable

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?:

Data are backed-up daily per PIFSC's Information Technology Services security policies.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Summary of impacts to monk seals based on documented interactions involving actively fished gear in the main Hawaiian Islands.

Sources

Original field data

CC ID: 841917
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 841918
Description:

Field data are collected whenever injured or dead seals are encountered

Process Contact: Johanos, Thea C
Phone (Voice): (808)725-5709
Email Address: thea.johanos-kam@noaa.gov
Source: Original field data

Process Step 2

CC ID: 841919
Description:

The source of the injury or death is investigated and determined to be anthropogenic in nature

Process Contact: Johanos, Thea C
Phone (Voice): (808)725-5709
Email Address: thea.johanos-kam@noaa.gov
Source: Original field data

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) Table: ANTHROPOGENIC_INJURIES

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 5687
Metadata Record Created By: Christopher Y Tokita
Metadata Record Created: 2007-10-22 13:37+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-03-18 17:49+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-02-21
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-02-22