Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Skip to content

Commercial Passenger Fishing Vessel Fishery

Metadata Updated: March 1, 2024

This data set contains the logbook data from U.S.A. Commercial Passenger Fishing Vessels (CPFV) fishing in the U.S.A. EEZ and in waters off of Baja California, from 1980 to present. These fishing vessels carry sport fishermen and target both HMS and non-HMS species. California CPFV operators submit mandatory logbooks to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). CPFV operators in Washington and Oregon that target albacore submit mandatory logbooks to SWFSC since the implementation of the HMS Fisheries Management Plan in 2005. Logbook data contain information on locations fished, ports of landing, number of anglers, hours fished, species, number of fish kept, and interactions with marine mammals.

Access & Use Information

License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

Downloads & Resources


Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date October 15, 2021
Metadata Updated Date March 1, 2024
Reference Date(s) 1936 (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) 1936 (creation), (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:2325
Access Constraints Cite As: Southwest Fisheries Science Center, [Date of Access]: Commercial Passenger Fishing Vessel 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 and CDFW for California data. All products (papers, publications and data summaries) that include data from data sets owned by CDFW must be approved by CDFW.
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update annually
Harvest Object Id 74483dc3-82b8-4035-92fc-feac39350451
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. Charter vessel operators from Oregon and Washington mail completed forms directly to SWFSC where staff edit, enter and manage the data.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1936-01-01

Didn't find what you're looking for? Suggest a dataset here.