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Continuous Underway Fish-Egg Sampler (CUFES) Database

Metadata Updated: March 1, 2024

Pelagic eggs collected using the CUFES during cruises conducted by the SWFSC Fisheries Resources Division from 1996 to present. Data are typically collected every 30 min while the ship is underway. Eggs are identified as Pacific sardine, northern anchovy, jack mackerel, hake, squid, or other fish eggs. Some additional species identifications have been noted in the comments.

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Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date October 15, 2021
Metadata Updated Date March 1, 2024
Reference Date(s) 2015 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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) 2015 (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:20692
Access Constraints Cite As: Southwest Fisheries Science Center, [Date of Access]: Continuous Underway Fish-Egg Sampler (CUFES) Database [Data Date Range],, Access Constraints: There are no restrictions or prerequisites for accessing these data.
Bbox East Long -115
Bbox North Lat 55
Bbox South Lat 30
Bbox West Long -140
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Harvest Object Id 439beea7-3d08-45d3-bdc9-fca3f7cb2421
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 Data are collected and initially sorted at sea using the continuous underway fish-egg sampler. All eggs are preserved in formulin. Some samples are subsequently verified in the laboratory. Data are entered into the database after all verification.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-140.0, 30.0], [-115.0, 30.0], [-115.0, 55.0], [-140.0, 55.0], [-140.0, 30.0]]]}
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1996

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