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Processed Products Database System

Metadata Updated: September 22, 2023

Collection of annual data on processed seafood products. The Division provides authoritative advice, coordination and guidance on matters related to the collection, analysis and dissemination of biological, economic, market and sociological statistics by NMFS and state agencies. This data set contains quantity and value data for processed seafood products as well as employment data for included processing entities.

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Metadata Date August 9, 2022
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date September 22, 2023
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Frequency Of Update unknown

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date August 9, 2022
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date September 22, 2023
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:3476
Access Constraints Cite As: NMFS Office of Science and Technology, [Date of Access]: Processed Products Database System [Data Date Range],, Access Constraints: Raw data can not be published. Any published data are in aggregated form so that no individual entity can be identified. For in-house analysis requiring access to non-aggregated data, users must sign a non-disclosure form and abide by the same regulations for aggregating data for publications. | Use Constraints: Users with access to the data set for analysis purposes can only publish aggregated data following the rule of three to ensure protection of business records and sensitive data. Users must be NMFS employees or have strong working ties with NMFS.
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update unknown
Harvest Object Id 398ac412-dcc7-4800-b9f7-c53e193919fd
Harvest Source Id f9290d59-efab-4b58-a20f-a0e82126966c
Harvest Source Title NMFS OST
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 The NMFS Survey of Fishery Processors is the only comprehensive, national survey that focuses on the domestic seafood processing industry. In all regions except the Northeast, the survey is voluntary. In the Northeast it is mandatory for processors with a federal processing permit to provide the requested data. The survey instrument is a paper form that asks for monthly employment figures, a list of product types and the volume and value of each product processed in the previous year. Space is provided for the company to fill in new products. The survey forms are produced by NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology and mailed to five different regional contacts. Each region then proceeds slightly differently: • Northeast – The distribution of forms to companies is overseen by a lead port agent. Other port agents may assist with collecting information from the companies in their area. Dealer permits are not renewed if the processor has not provided the required data. • Southeast and Gulf – Forms are distributed through the Southeast Fishery Science Center to the port agents along the coast who are then responsible for obtaining the data from the companies. • Southwest and Northwest – Forms are distributed through, and returned to, the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission office under an agreement with NMFS. • Pacific Islands – Forms are distributed and collected by Pacific Islands Regional Office staff. The companies in the survey are those that have reported previously or have been found by research or word-of-mouth. Adding companies in order to have a more complete data frame is a constant goal throughout the year. Forms are returned to the Office of Science and Technology for data entry. Follow up contact may be attempted to clarify data that is excluded or unclear. Because the survey is voluntary, we do not receive data from every company we contact. We employ various estimation and alternate data collection methods: • Most Alaska data is obtained from the Alaska Fisheries Information Network (AKFIN). • Data on salmon processing come from the Alaska Department of Revenue. • USDA reports provide data on catfish and rainbow trout processing. • Data from the NOAA Seafood Inspection Program are used to estimate the data for companies that have not reported to the Survey of Fishery Processors but are included in the inspection program • Finally, imputation is used to estimate the remaining missing companies.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1969

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