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Guam Exploratory Survey Data

Metadata Updated: November 10, 2023

These datasets contain information on contracted fishing trips for an exploratory analysis of the feasibility of a fishery-independent bottomfish survey in Guam. Fishing occurred in 2012 and 2014 on Galvez bank using similar research-fishing practices to the exploratory fishing surveys done in the Main Hawaiian Islands. The data contain information on trip, catch, and effort. The trip specific data contains information on fisher and vessel, observer (person who entered the data), the port trip started in, start time and day and end time and day of trip, the fishing area, and species targeted. The effort data contains information on fishing set up including the number of hooks, species targeted, rigging type, bait used, drift and anchor usage, and time spent fishing; as well as environmental information including wave height, depth, current and wind speed. The catch data contains vessel identification, location, date, the species caught and their length, and whether gonads or the head were saved for reproductive and age measurments.

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Metadata Date September 28, 2023
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2023
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from NMFS PIFSC

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date September 28, 2023
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2023
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:58436
Access Constraints Cite As: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, [Date of Access]: Guam Exploratory Survey Data [Data Date Range],, Access Constraints: None |
Bbox East Long 144.5
Bbox North Lat 13.11666666667
Bbox South Lat 13
Bbox West Long 144.38333333333
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Harvest Object Id 6d815a7c-a4c3-4eac-be3c-c8fa1dfa317b
Harvest Source Id c0beac72-5f43-4455-8c33-1b345fbc2dfe
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.
Lineage Data was collected in the field on PIFSC data collection form, and data entry was conducted at PIFSC to create ASCII fixed record length flat files. Flat files were later loaded into an Oracle database.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True

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