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Hawaii DAR Commercial Catch

Metadata Updated: March 16, 2024

Hawaii law requires that all fishers who take marine life for commercial purposes report their catch and effort to the Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR). From 1948 through 2009, fishers submitted their effort and catch using paper forms supplied by DAR. The forms were revised multiple times over the years therefore the exact elements tracked depends on the year. In January 2010, DAR launched a self reporting web application to replace the paper forms. A minority of fishers still submit paper forms which are then entered into the web application by DAR staff. All data from 1948 through today has been migrated into a single modern database.

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Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 16, 2024
Reference Date(s) July 30, 2021 (revision), (publication)
Frequency Of Update quarterly

Metadata Source

Harvested from NMFS PIFSC

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 16, 2024
Reference Date(s) July 30, 2021 (revision), (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:5609
Access Constraints Cite As: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, [Date of Access]: Hawaii DAR Commercial Catch [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 -150
Bbox North Lat 30
Bbox South Lat 0
Bbox West Long 179
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update quarterly
Harvest Object Id dc99d952-cebe-4c1d-8642-23c30a3bc679
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 Prior to 2009, data were submitted to the Hawaii DAR on mandatory catch reporting forms and entered by agency staff into the DAR database. After 2009, an increasing percentage of the data were entered online by fishers and edited by DAR staff.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[179.0, 0.0], [-150.0, 0.0], [-150.0, 30.0], [179.0, 30.0], [179.0, 0.0]]]}
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1948

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