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American Samoa Cannery (Length-Frequency) Sampling

Metadata Updated: March 16, 2024

From 2001-2013, in coordination with Pacific Islands Regional Office's (PIRO) Tuna Treaty Monitoring Program, the Size Frequency Sampling Program at the cannery collected length-frequency data from American Samoa-based longliners, in addition to the purse seiners offloading at the cannery (which was the primary target of this PIRO program).  Only the length-frequency data for the top 5-10 longline species were stored by WPacFIN for use in estimating weight of landings from longliners (only species and number kept/released are collected in longline logbooks).  Only the data collected by PIRO staff on South Pacific Regional Longline Port Sampling Form were entered by DMWR staff into a database provided by WPacFIN. The bulk of this purse seine sampling program's data went to the Southwest Fisheries Science Center.

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Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 16, 2024
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Metadata Source

Harvested from NMFS PIFSC

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 16, 2024
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:55322
Access Constraints Cite As: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, [Date of Access]: American Samoa Cannery (Length-Frequency) Sampling [Data Date Range],, Access Constraints: Requires signing a PIFSC non-disclosure statement for fisheries confidential data and approval from the data owner.
Bbox East Long -150
Bbox North Lat 0
Bbox South Lat -20
Bbox West Long -180
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Harvest Object Id bb30e21c-d43b-454c-8013-31eacb6d5969
Harvest Source Id c0beac72-5f43-4455-8c33-1b345fbc2dfe
Harvest Source Title NMFS PIFSC
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.
Lineage Cannery data are collected by the Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIRO), American Samoa Field Office staff and entered by the American Samoa Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2001
Temporal Extent End 2013

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