Gulf of Alaska Acoustic-Trawl Survey of Walleye Pollock (DY1506, ME70)

Metadata Updated: February 8, 2018

The Midwater Assessment and Conservation Engineering (MACE) program of NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC) conducted an acoustic-trawl (AT) stock assessment survey in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) during late spring and summer of 2015 to estimate the distribution and abundance of walleye pollock (Gadus chalcogrammus). The survey area included the GOA shelf from the Islands of Four Mountains to Chiniak Trough including many associated bays and troughs. The survey was conducted from June 11 to August 16, 2015 in three legs, starting and ending in Kodiak, Alaska, with intermediate port calls in Kodiak, Alaska. The survey was conducted aboard NOAA Ship Oscar Dyson, a 64 meter stern trawler equipped with acoustic and oceanographic instrumentation, and biological sampling capabilities. The primary instrumentation for the survey was a Simrad EK60 split-beam echosounder system utilizing five frequencies (18, 38, 70, 120, and 200 kHz) and a Simrad ME70 multibeam echosounder, with the ME70 trigger synchronized to the EK60 system.

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Metadata Date May 30, 2017
Metadata Created Date December 20, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 8, 2018
Reference Date(s) June 11, 2015 (creation)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Resource Type Series
Metadata Date May 30, 2017
Metadata Created Date December 20, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 8, 2018
Reference Date(s) June 11, 2015 (creation)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NMFS/AFSC > Alaska Fisheries Science Center (Principal Investigator)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Cite as: Alaska Fisheries Science Center (2015): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (DY1506, ME70). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5V69GKR [access date], Resource may not be available for up to one year after initial collection.
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Bbox North Lat 59.9587932866569
Bbox South Lat 52.3830553056981
Bbox West Long -170.036871558254
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Guid gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.wcd:DY1506_ME70
Harvest Object Id 66cc7440-3b38-4ace-bef9-6a6c1a8814a8
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence 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., These data are considered raw and have not been subjected to the NOAA's quality control or quality assurance procedures. They are released for limited public use as preliminary data to be used only with appropriate caution. 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., Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
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Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2015-06-11T21:38:37
Temporal Extent End 2015-08-16T00:00:00

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