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Reproductive data for groundfish

Metadata Updated: March 1, 2024

The ROCKFISH database houses data from rockfish species collected by the SWFSC FED along the California coast as part of a reproductive study originating in the winter of 2009 to assess spatial, environmental and maternal effects on egg production. Basic morphometric data, reproductive state, fecundity, condition, age, sampling location and dates are recorded. In addition, historic datasets are being compiled and assimilated into the ROCKFISH database to compare current fecundity estimates to those in the 1950s, 80s, and 2000s from various published and unpublished sources. Under construction are tables documenting an ongoing effort in production ageing of chilipepper rockfish collected by the NWFSC trawl survey to assess trends in mean size-at-age from the 1980s to current and estimate reader variability and error in age estimation.

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Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date October 15, 2021
Metadata Updated Date March 1, 2024
Reference Date(s) 2009 (creation), 2013 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Metadata Source

Harvested from NMFS SWFSC

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date October 15, 2021
Metadata Updated Date March 1, 2024
Reference Date(s) 2009 (creation), 2013 (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:17409
Access Constraints Cite As: Southwest Fisheries Science Center, [Date of Access]: Reproductive data for groundfish [Data Date Range],, Access Constraints: None, Use Constraints: None
Bbox East Long -116
Bbox North Lat 48
Bbox South Lat 32
Bbox West Long -128
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Harvest Object Id 8b12bd13-30e1-484b-b631-eafcfbbe6b06
Harvest Source Id bc62ff6c-c119-4409-94c7-7dd202b24462
Harvest Source Title NMFS SWFSC
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 After initial collection, the data is entered into SQL Server. After data entry, the data is checked by the database owner.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-128.0, 32.0], [-116.0, 32.0], [-116.0, 48.0], [-128.0, 48.0], [-128.0, 32.0]]]}
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2009

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