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Cooperative Trap Survey for Nearshore Groundfish

Metadata Updated: March 1, 2024

This pilot study is designed to evaluate a fishery-independent, cooperative sampling methodology for nearshore groundfish species, with an emphasis on species in the genus Sebastes (rockfishes). Trawl surveys off the U.S. West Coast currently do not sample waters shallower than 55 meters, and avoid high-relief habitat. In 2012, the pilot study focused on sampling procedures for untrawlable habitat in depths between 10 and 60 meters. Catch of finfish by cruise, set, and trap is processed at the lab. Fish are identified to species, measured (fork length), and sexed. Otoliths of all rockfish species and a subset of non-rockfish species were retained for age and growth studies. Processing of samples is ongoing, tissue samples will be collected to assist with ongoing genetic studies at our facility.

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Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date October 15, 2021
Metadata Updated Date March 1, 2024
Reference Date(s) 2012 (creation), (publication)
Frequency Of Update irregular

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) 2012 (creation), (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:29798
Access Constraints Cite As: Southwest Fisheries Science Center, [Date of Access]: Cooperative Trap Survey for Nearshore Groundfish [Data Date Range],, Access Constraints: None, Use Constraints: None
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update irregular
Harvest Object Id 39baba41-951c-4901-b0ff-66e310e0b561
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.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True

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