Catch-In-Areas Main

Metadata Updated: August 6, 2021

The Catch-In-Areas database integrates catch data from the Catch Accounting System (which has the spatial resolution of a NMFS Reporting Area) into a database that resolves the GIS data into polygons of approximately 7.5 km. In unrestricted outside waters, sixty four grid IDs fit inside one state statistical area. A state statistical area is = degree in latitude and one degree in longitude block. The 7.5 km grid size was picked for two reasons 1) we were likely to pick up at least one 30 minute VMS ping for a vessel running at fishing speed; and 2) the size (.125 degree latitude) is perfectly divisible in geographic coordinates so they fit perfectly inside a state statistical area. The grid polygons are often further divided into smaller polygons by the boundary of state statistical areas, the boundary of state and federal waters, or by the boundary of Steller sea lion critical habitat (broken out at 3, 6, 10, and 20 nautical miles from each of the 154 Steller sea lion rookeries and haulouts). Where confidentiality and mapping is an issue, seven-kilometer polygon are pre-coded for grouping into (3x3) 23km polygons. Each grid-id can queried individually or by sets of pre-coded attributes, such as reporting area and distance from Steller sea lion sites.

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Metadata Date July 28, 2021
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date August 6, 2021
Reference Date(s) September 2, 2015 (publication)
Frequency Of Update daily

Metadata Source

Harvested from NMFS AKRO

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date July 28, 2021
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date August 6, 2021
Reference Date(s) September 2, 2015 (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:27363
Access Constraints Cite As: Alaska Regional Office, [Date of Access]: Catch-In-Areas Main [Data Date Range],, Access Constraints: None | Use Constraints: None | Distribution Liability: Confidential Fisheries Data
Bbox East Long -129
Bbox North Lat 69
Bbox South Lat 47
Bbox West Long -180
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update daily
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.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-180.0, 47.0], [-129.0, 47.0], [-129.0, 69.0], [-180.0, 69.0], [-180.0, 47.0]]]}
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2003

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