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American Samoa Commercial Fisheries BioSampling (CFBS)

Metadata Updated: March 16, 2024

There was a fairly short-lived market sampling program created by the American Samoa Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR) staff back in the mid to late 1990s which focused on obtaining species ID, length and weights primarily from the spearfishing reef fish fishery. There is no known database for this information. In October 2010, with new funding from Congress, FMB established a far more robust commercial fisheries biosampling program at DMWR that focuses on obtaining life length and weight frequencies for whole commercial catches and detailed life history samples for 4-6 selected species annually, plus fishing location and effort (hours fished) data from local primarily spear and bottomfish fishers. The biosampling program is on-going and will continue as resources permit. In addition to obtaining census samples for entire catches from a sample of the fishing trips landing on Tutuila, it also obtains otolith and gonad samples from a few species that are being submitted for life history work (e.g. size, age at maturity, etc.). These data include individual identifiers and are considered confidential.

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Dates

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

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)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:5619
Access Constraints Cite As: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, [Date of Access]: American Samoa Commercial Fisheries BioSampling (CFBS) [Data Date Range], https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/5619., Access Constraints: Requires signing a PIFSC non-disclosure statement for fisheries confidential data and approval from the data owner.
Bbox East Long -165
Bbox North Lat 0
Bbox South Lat -15
Bbox West Long -175
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update daily
Harvest Object Id 821e9533-7737-48ac-9eda-868249094b59
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 Data are collected and entered by the American Samoa Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2010-10-01

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