Northeast Cooperative Research Study Fleet (SF) Program Biological Sampling Data

Metadata Updated: February 5, 2017

Northeast Cooperative Research Study Fleet (SF) Program partners with a subset of commercial fishermen to collect high quality, high resolution, haul by haul self-reported fishing data. SF staff routinely sails with program participants in order to collect independent catch weight measurements to compare to the Captains’ kept and discard records for verification.The SF Program creates a unique opportunity for the collection of biological data as well as biological samples both by vessel operators and by SF staff. Participant vessels are able to provide biological data and fish to the NEFSC for use in research relevant to species stock assessments and a better understanding of fish biology. Commercial fishermen have the ability to provide samples during periods of time when traditional sample sources are unavailable (i.e., periods when NEFSC bottom trawl surveys are not operating, periods of species closures, specific needs with respect to species presence at certain times of the year and/or in specific locations, etc.) and they can also provide additional information with regards to their encountered catch (i.e., length frequencies, sex ratios, etc.).

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Metadata Date September 1, 2016
Metadata Created Date March 28, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 5, 2017
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Frequency Of Update continual

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Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date September 1, 2016
Metadata Created Date March 28, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 5, 2017
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Responsible Party (); Northeast Fisheries Science Center (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Access Constraints: NEFSC Data Access Constraint: If data is stored on an internal NEFSC network, the requester may not have direct access to query the data unless they are also authorized for network access. | Use Constraints: Disclaimer - 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.
Bbox East Long -67.983333
Bbox North Lat 44.005
Bbox South Lat 35.554722
Bbox West Long -75.201667
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update continual
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:27317
Harvest Object Id 6b3a2a48-9d9c-429d-9ac7-f58d42e260ab
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2007-03-24

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