Guam Boat-based Creel Survey

Metadata Updated: November 18, 2018

Similar to other boat-based survey in basic design, this system is run by the Div. of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources (DAWR) and has been in operation since about 1982 (actually before that, but not in a standard structure and we haven't rescued those earlier data) and continues as a major fisheries monitoring tool by DAWR. Creel surveys consist of 2 major sub-surveys, one to identify the level of fishing participation for each fishing method used in the Territory, and one to determine the catch rate, species composition, and sizes of fish (and invertebrates) for each fishing method and fishing sector. This covers participation counts at all ports and Creel interviewing and census counting on sample days for the 3 most used ports on Guam. All surveys and data collection on Guam are voluntary and fisher levels of compliance and buy-in to the surveys has varied over the years, especially near management events such as creation of near-shore MPAs, etc. Data collection is similar to other surveys. These data are considered confidential.

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Metadata Date March 23, 2018
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date November 18, 2018
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Frequency Of Update quarterly

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Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date March 23, 2018
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date November 18, 2018
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Responsible Party Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Access Constraints: Requires signing a PIFSC non-disclosure statement for fisheries confidential data and approval from the data owner. | Use Constraints: Disclaimer - While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Bbox East Long 145
Bbox North Lat 13.66666666667
Bbox South Lat 13.16666666667
Bbox West Long 144.5
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update quarterly
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:5620
Harvest Object Id ba6651d4-20aa-4c84-b12c-7bdf878857ab
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress onGoing
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1982

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