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California Harpoon Fishery

Metadata Updated: March 1, 2024

This data set contains vessel logbook and landings data from harpoon vessels that fish within 200 miles of the California coast, from 1974 to present. The harpoon fishery targets swordfish and occasionally sharks. The fishery is managed by California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). The data are owned by CDFW and managed jointly by CDFW and SWFSC.

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Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date October 15, 2021
Metadata Updated Date March 1, 2024
Reference Date(s) 1974 (creation), (publication)
Frequency Of Update annually

Metadata Source

Harvested from NMFS SWFSC

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date October 15, 2021
Metadata Updated Date March 1, 2024
Reference Date(s) 1974 (creation), (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:12866
Access Constraints Cite As: Southwest Fisheries Science Center, [Date of Access]: California Harpoon Fishery [Data Date Range],, Access Constraints: The data are confidential and can only be presented in summarized form to the public. However researchers with appropriate clearance can access the more detailed data. NMFS/SWFSC personnel need a signed Statement of non-disclosure agreement to access the detailed data. There are no constraints on access to summarized data., Use Constraints: All use of the data sets should be cleared with NMFS/SWFSC/CDFW. All products (papers, publications and data summaries) must be approved by CDFW.
Bbox East Long -117
Bbox North Lat 36
Bbox South Lat 32
Bbox West Long -122
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update annually
Harvest Object Id 7f2641b6-6acb-4766-97b2-96f21f85070d
Harvest Source Id bc62ff6c-c119-4409-94c7-7dd202b24462
Harvest Source Title NMFS SWFSC
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 CDFW supplies the completed forms or data files to SWFSC for editing, data entry and maintenance
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-122.0, 32.0], [-117.0, 32.0], [-117.0, 36.0], [-122.0, 36.0], [-122.0, 32.0]]]}
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1974-01-01

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