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Hawaii DAR Commercial Purchases

Metadata Updated: March 16, 2024

Hawaii law requires that fish dealers report all purchases made directly from fishers to the Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR). The term "fish dealers" includes fish auctions, fish markets, stores, restaurants, or any business buying fish directly from fishers, and even fishers themselves if they peddle their own fish. In January 2000, DAR implemented a computerized data processing system for fish dealer data collected state-wide. From 2000 through 2019, most dealers submitted paper forms supplied by DAR while a few of the larger dealers provided data electronically. In June 2016, DAR launched a self reporting web application used by fishers who peddle their own fisher. In October 2019, DAR launched a self reporting web application for use by fish dealers buying fish directly from fishers. Currently the majority of sales are self reported.

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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 asNeeded

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:5610
Access Constraints Cite As: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, [Date of Access]: Hawaii DAR Commercial Purchases [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 50
Bbox South Lat -10
Bbox West Long 170
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Harvest Object Id 99482ebd-117e-40e7-a4c1-e7c82980561e
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
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Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2000-01-01

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