Guam Boat-based Creel Survey

Metadata Updated: November 2, 2020

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 September 15, 2020
Metadata Created Date October 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 2, 2020
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Frequency Of Update quarterly

Metadata Source

Harvested from NMFS PIFSC

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date September 15, 2020
Metadata Created Date October 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 2, 2020
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Responsible Party (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. |
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 3acdc612-5c98-44a5-be3b-359d102b9669
Harvest Source Id 54b9449d-1e14-4621-80fa-82a80b1c6f9c
Harvest Source Title NMFS PIFSC
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 underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1982

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