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California Pelagic Longline Fishery

Metadata Updated: March 1, 2024

This data set contains catch and effort, landings, and observer data from longline vessels fishing in the North Pacific outside the U.S. west coast EEZ. Logbooks and landings data are available from 1991 to the present and observer data is available from 2001 to present. California-based longliners target swordfish and bigeye tunas, however, other species of tunas, billfishes, and sharks are also caught.

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Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date October 15, 2021
Metadata Updated Date March 1, 2024
Reference Date(s) January 1, 1991 (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) January 1, 1991 (creation), (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:12906
Access Constraints Cite As: Southwest Fisheries Science Center, [Date of Access]: California Pelagic Longline Fishery [Data Date Range],, Access Constraints: 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.
Bbox East Long -115
Bbox North Lat 50
Bbox South Lat 20
Bbox West Long 170
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update annually
Harvest Object Id ac334107-426b-4205-b153-891ae170bdd4
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": [[[170.0, 20.0], [-115.0, 20.0], [-115.0, 50.0], [170.0, 50.0], [170.0, 20.0]]]}
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1991-01-01

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