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Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2023: Swordfish Stomach Content Data, 1989-2000,

Item Identification

Title: Swordfish Stomach Content Data, 1989-2000
Status: Completed
Creation Date: Unknown
Revision Date: 2012

Stomach contents were tabulated for 734 swordfish (Xiphias gladius) from the central North Pacific from 1989 to 2000 (most from 1994-1998). The swordfish were captured by various commercial fishermen (with stomachs collected by the Pacific Islands Region Observer Program) or during PIFSC research cruises. Prey items from the stomachs were identified to the lowest taxonomic rank possible, enumerated, weighed, and measured, primarily by Bruce Mundy, Michael Seki, Happy Williams, Alan Everson, with assistance from Fisheries Observers from the Pacific Islands Regional Office. Associated data on fish length, weight, collection year, month, and location were obtained from observer, fishermen, or cruise data records, or from whole fish brought to the laboratory.



Supplemental Information:

Results from these data have not been published.


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None LHP
None stomach content
None swordfish
None xiphias gladius

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None central North Pacific Ocean

Physical Location

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

The Life History Program has relocated to the Honolulu IRC facility on Ford Island hence; most data sets are stored there.

Data Set Information

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

Stored at the IRC on a hard drive and paper.

Support Roles


CC ID: 233451
Date Effective From: 2015
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: 1268754
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: 69653
W° Bound: 170
E° Bound: -150
N° Bound: 40
S° Bound: 5

The Geographic Area for the data is the Central North Pacific, primarily in the area bounded by 5?N - 40?N, 150?W - 170?E

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 44314
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1989-01-05
End: 2000-04-14

The start and end years for the data collected:

Start = 5 January 1989. End = 14 April 2000.

Access Information

Security Class: Sensitive
Data Access Procedure:

Send written request to PIFSC and get approval by the PIFSC data owner.

Data Access Constraints:


Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

QC review prior to data entry. 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
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: 1 year
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

PIFSC ITS performs regularly scheduled backups of shared drives.


Lineage Statement:

Data was collected in the field by PIFSC staff and longline PIRO observers. Data was entered in table format into electronic spreadsheets by PIFSC staff.

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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 8788
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:8788
Metadata Record Created By: Brent M Miyamoto
Metadata Record Created: 2009-01-05 14:38+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Brent M Miyamoto
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-08-26 01:16+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