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Guam Shore-based Creel Survey

Metadata Updated: August 19, 2022

Similar in basic design to other shore-based creel surveys in the region, the Guam survey has been ongoing since the early 1980s and is continuing today. Creel surveys have 2 major sub-surveys; one to estimate participation (fishing effort), and one to provide catch-rate (CPUE), species composition data, and size of fishes. One unique feature about this survey is that it has an aerial survey component which obtains near-shore, non-boat based fishing effort for areas not covered by the Creel survey routes surveyed from vehicles driving along shoreline roads collecting the participation and interview data. Aerial survey data are used to create adjustment factors to estimate the amount of fishing effort and catch made in areas too remote or not accessible by road to surveyors (e.g. too far off the main roads on remote beaches and cliffs, or on military bases). These data are considered confidential.

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Metadata Date August 9, 2022
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date August 19, 2022
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Frequency Of Update quarterly

Metadata Source

Harvested from NMFS PIFSC

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date August 9, 2022
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date August 19, 2022
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:5621
Access Constraints Cite As: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, [Date of Access]: Guam Shore-based Creel Survey [Data Date Range],, 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
Harvest Object Id b693657c-1263-4338-b1d4-f8bcdc201bec
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.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1982

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