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Apex Predators Program Age and Growth Data

Metadata Updated: March 8, 2024

Apex Predators Program staff have collected vertebral centra from sportfishing tournaments, cruises, commercial fishermen and strandings in the Northeast US since the 1960's. This offers a unique opportunity to sample shark species and to gather valuable life history information. Lengths, sexes, and biological samples are collected for use in age and growth.

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Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 8, 2024
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Frequency Of Update annually

Metadata Source

Harvested from NMFS NEFSC

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 8, 2024
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:25994
Access Constraints Cite As: Northeast Fisheries Science Center, [Date of Access]: Apex Predators Program Age and Growth Data [Data Date Range],, Access Constraints: May contain PII, such as vessel names, capt names, location data, etc. NEFSC Data Access Constraint: If data is stored on an internal NEFSC network, the requester may not have direct access to query the data unless they are also authorized for network access., Use Constraints: Vessel names and specific catch locations must be kept confidential.
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update annually
Harvest Object Id 923f470c-544e-4159-b479-3b54fa44c173
Harvest Source Id 523189fa-8edc-48e1-9ec5-f571e7dd923c
Harvest Source Title NMFS NEFSC
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 collected directly by APP staff and associates in the Northeast US. Collection dates back as far as 50 years.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1964

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