AFSC/REFM: Movement of Alaska skates (Bathyraja parmifera) in the Bering Sea , determined through conventional tagging

Metadata Updated: December 7, 2020

This dataset contains the results of a tagging study being conducted on the Alaska skate (Bathyraja parmifera) in the eastern Bering Sea. The purpose of the study is to gain a basic understanding of the timing and spatial pattern of movements of Alaska skates in the Bering Sea. The tags used are conventional (i.e. non-electronic) tags that are generally recovered through commercial fishery catches of skates. Skates were tagged aboard the AFSC eastern Bering Sea shelf surveys in 2008, 2009, and 2010. Skates greater than 60 cm total length received a Floy dart tag; skates smaller than 60 cm total length received a Floy T-bar tag. A reward system was implemented to encourage recovery of tags, but as there are no directed fisheries for skates the number of tags recovered is expected to be relatively low. As of December 2015, 41 tags have been recovered out of approximately 3,000 tagged skates. This dataset will be updated on a regular basis as more tags are recovered.

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Metadata Date November 24, 2020
Metadata Created Date October 13, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2020
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Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Harvested from NMFS AFSC

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tagged skate

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 24, 2020
Metadata Created Date October 13, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2020
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
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Access Constraints Cite As: Alaska Fisheries Science Center, [Date of Access]: AFSC/REFM: Movement of Alaska skates (Bathyraja parmifera) in the Bering Sea , determined through conventional tagging [Data Date Range], https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/12860., Access Constraints: For scientific, management, and regulation compliance purposes, all data collected by observers are confidential under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act; as amended, Public Law 109-479; 16 U.S.C. 1853; implemented at 50 CFR 679.50. Therefore unprocessed (raw) data can be shared only with authorized persons; however aggregated forms of the data are generally available. | Use Constraints: The user must adhere to restrictions placed on publication of data by the Magnuson-Stevens Act as amended in 2006.
Bbox East Long -155
Bbox North Lat 65
Bbox South Lat 50
Bbox West Long 180
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Graphic Preview Description tagged skate
Graphic Preview File http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/metadata-images/REFM/SSMAskate_tag.PNG
Graphic Preview Type url
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:12860
Harvest Object Id b7f87512-0277-4696-abd5-f47e5360da6a
Harvest Source Id 4ec9cdf0-d791-4933-8ba3-703563ff892e
Harvest Source Title NMFS AFSC
Licence NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2008
Temporal Extent End 2015

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