OBPRELIM Observer Preliminary Data System

Metadata Updated: February 6, 2017

Paper logs are the primary data collection tool used by observers of the Northeast Fisheries Observer Program and Industry Funded Scallop Program deployed on commercial fishing vessels. Data collected on paper logs are used to enter critical data fields into a web-based data entry program, OBPRELIM, and loads data directly into Oracle tables. OBPRELIM is used to enter trip, incidental take, and haul level data for in-season quota monitored fisheries and discard log data for the herring and longfin squid fisheries to track slippage events. OBPRELIM contains built in audit checks to increase data quality. OBPRELIM is also used for post-entry Fisheries Sampling Branch processing and verification.

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Metadata Date July 6, 2016
Metadata Created Date March 28, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 6, 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 July 6, 2016
Metadata Created Date March 28, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 6, 2017
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Responsible Party Northeast Fisheries Science Center (Point of Contact)
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
Bbox North Lat 45
Bbox South Lat 34
Bbox West Long -77
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update continual
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:24507
Harvest Object Id efa8ebde-ae7b-4ad0-a142-c1f569bf09cd
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 2013-05-01

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