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Hawaii Longline Logbook

Metadata Updated: November 10, 2023

This data set contains the logbook data of U.S. longline vessels based in Hawaii from 1990 to the present that fish in the central Pacific (120 deg W - 170 deg E and 50 deg N - 20 deg S). Tunas (Thunnus spp.) are the dominant species of the longline catch. Swordfish and blue shark were also numerous in the longline catch prior to April 2001. In addition, there are approximately 10 to 15 other
Pelagic Management Unit Species (PMUS).

Since April 2001, there have been numerous regulation changes that affect the catch and effort and fishing area of the fleet; the point of contact should be contacted for more information.

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License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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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 asNeeded

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, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:2721
Access Constraints Cite As: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, [Date of Access]: Hawaii Longline Logbook [Data Date Range],, Access Constraints: NMFS personnel need a signed non-disclosure agreement statement and a "need to know" to access the detailed data. There are not constraints on access to summarized non-confidential data. |
Bbox East Long -120
Bbox North Lat 50
Bbox South Lat -20
Bbox West Long 170
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Harvest Object Id 4acb99b2-75fc-4bd0-ac56-e930ae609777
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 recorded at sea by permitted fishermen on Federal logbooks, and data entry was conducted at PIFSC to create ASCII fixed record length flat files. The flat files were loaded into a database, and the LLPS data validation program was run on the data. Clean data was extracted from the database and then loaded into an Oracle database (header and detail tables) for authorized access.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[170.0, -20.0], [-120.0, -20.0], [-120.0, 50.0], [170.0, 50.0], [170.0, -20.0]]]}
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1990-11-18

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