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Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2022: Multi-stakeholder engagement around territorial bottomfish stock assessment: Perspectives from Hawaiʻi and Guam, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/65766.

Item Identification

Title: Multi-stakeholder engagement around territorial bottomfish stock assessment: Perspectives from Hawaiʻi and Guam
Status: Completed
Creation Date: 2020
Publication Date: 2021
Abstract:

This dataset includes qualitative interview data aggregated and entered into an excel csv file. We collected data by observing virtual Council-hosted meetings and conducting virtual unstructured interviews from September 2020 to July 2021. Interviewees were selected either for A) their participation in the 2015-16 Hawaiʻi bottomfish commercial fishery data workshops, or B) their knowledge of, contribution to, or direct participation in Guam’s bottomfish fisheries, fishery operations and data collection, stock assessment science, and subsequent management. Participants were identified through the 2015-16 workshop attendee list (Yau 2018) and the lead author’s points of contact within the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council (WPRFMC), the Guam Division of Aquatics and Wildlife Resources (DAWR), and Guam and Hawaiʻi fishing communities. Additional participants were identified through participant referral. A total of 42 stakeholders were interviewed. Data from interviews and participant observations were coded to track themes that emerged from the data. Data were coded to capture and organize themes relevant to multi-stakeholder engagement processes and the relationship between bottomfish fisheries, science, and management.

Purpose:

These data document engagement challenges and opportunities to improve both relationships between stakeholders involved in bottomfish stock assessment, and stock assessment inputs and processes themselves.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > AQUATIC SCIENCES > FISHERIES
UNCONTROLLED
None bottomfish
None fisheries management
None Guam
None human dimensions
None power dynamics
None qualitative methods
None socioeconomics
None stakeholder conflict
None stakeholder knowledge
None stock assessment
None territorial agencies

Physical Location

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

Main Hawaiian Islands

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: CSV Files
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

This dataset includes qualitative interview data aggregated and entered into an excel csv file.

Distribution Liability:

While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 1095797
Date Effective From: 2020
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Iwane, Mia
Email Address: mia.iwane@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 1095798
Date Effective From: 2020
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: pifsc.info@noaa.gov
Phone: 808-725-5360
URL: https://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Contact Instructions:

email or phone: 808-725-5399

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 1095799
Date Effective From: 2020
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Iwane, Mia
Email Address: mia.iwane@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 1095800
Date Effective From: 2020
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Iwane, Mia
Email Address: mia.iwane@noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 1095807
Description

Hawaii; Guam; American Samoa

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 1095806
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2020
End: 2021
Description:

Data were collected between September 2020 and July 2021, with a feedback period from research participants in September and October of 2021.

Access Information

Security Class: Sensitive
Data Access Policy:

contact Point of Contact or Data Steward

Data Access Procedure:

contact Point of Contact or Data Steward

Data Access Constraints:

contact Point of Contact or Data Steward

Data Use Constraints:

contact Point of Contact or Data Steward

Data Quality

Representativeness:

We collected data primarily through virtual unstructured interviews from September 2020 to July 2021. Interviewees were selected either for A) their participation in the 2015-16 Hawaiʻi bottomfish commercial fishery data workshops, or B) their knowledge of, contribution to, or direct participation in Guam’s bottomfish fisheries, fishery operations and data collection, stock assessment science, and subsequent management. Participants were identified through the 2015-16 workshop attendee list (Yau 2018) and the lead author’s points of contact within the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council (WPRFMC, hereafter referred to as “the Council”), the Guam Division of Aquatics and Wildlife Resources (DAWR), and Guam and Hawaiʻi fishing communities. Additional participants were identified through participant referral. We interviewed 42 stakeholders in total. Sixteen of these met criteria A, and 30 of these met criteria B, with several interviewees meeting both criteria. Interviewees provided representation from fishers and fish vendors (15, nearly equally split between Hawaiʻi and Guam), the NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIRO) or Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) and its contractors (15), the Guam DAWR (5), and the Council, its contractors, and committee members (7).

We also attended meetings hosted by the Council and its territorial Advisory Panels in which the territorial bottomfish fisheries, their stock assessment, and/or management were discussed by multiple stakeholder groups. Participant observation provided insights into how stakeholders with membership in fishing, research, and management communities across federal and territorial institutions perceive and communicate around such issues. As these discussions focused on American Samoa’s bottomfish fisheries and their stock assessment given their earlier stock assessment timeline, we take the opportunity to document relevant insights from American Samoa intermittently throughout this report.

Accuracy:

The data represent the opinions and beliefs of the participants of these interviews.

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
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: To Be Determined
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

Data are currently stored on secured network drives at PIFSC, maintained by PIFSC IT services

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

This dataset includes qualitative interview data aggregated and entered into an excel csv file. We conducted unstructured interviews with 42 stakeholders from fishing communities, the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, Guam Division of Aquatics and Wildlife Resources, PIRO, and PIFSC based out of Hawaii and Guam between September 2020 and July 2021. We used a mixture of key informant, purposive, and snowball sampling. Interviews were conducted in the English, the primary language of all interviewees. Interviews focused on the interviewee’s relationship to bottomfish fisheries, their stock assessment, and management; experience with multi-stakeholder engagement around bottomfish fisheries; valuable engagement outcomes and goals; preferred engagement processes and venues; and expected challenges. An interview guide provided a general framework with which to conduct unstructured interviews, but interviewees were encouraged to introduce and elaborate on topics relevant to their expertise or perspective.

Sources

Multi-stakeholder engagement around territorial bottomfish stock assessment: Perspectives from Hawai'i and Guam

CC ID: 1119982
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Person
Contact Name: Mia Iwane

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 1095804
Description:

Data were coded into a coding structure that has 20 umbrella nodes, with up to four generations of child nodes.

Process Contact: Iwane, Mia
Email Address: mia.iwane@noaa.gov

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 65766
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:65766
Metadata Record Created By: Mia Iwane
Metadata Record Created: 2021-11-03 01:30+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-10-20 02:17+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2022-01-05
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2022-01-05
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2023-01-05