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Sector Information Data Set

Metadata Updated: March 1, 2024

Fishing sectors were established in the Greater Atlantic region in 2010 under catch share management initiatives. Sector data kept at GARFO is mostly a collection of other fishing trip related datasets consolidated into a secure (password protected) web data portal used by sector managers. These datasets would include various trip reports, trip start and end hails, vms declarations, observer reports, etc. The data portal is called SIMM (Sector Information Management Module). There is one component of the data that is not derivative, and that is the sector comparison reports, which help a sector to compare data that they have submitted with data that GARFO has collected.

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Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 1, 2024
Reference Date(s) 2005 (creation), (publication)
Frequency Of Update continual

Metadata Source

Harvested from NMFS GARFO

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 1, 2024
Reference Date(s) 2005 (creation), (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:17139
Access Constraints Cite As: Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, [Date of Access]: Sector Information Data Set [Data Date Range],, Access Constraints: Access is restricted to personnel authorized in accordance with NOAA Administrative Order 216-100. A signed non-disclosure agreement must be on file for all authorized personnel. The IRM help desk or APSD Data Request staff are the POC for non-disclosure forms.
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update continual
Harvest Object Id 77952c7e-d21f-4bab-bc0d-ddb0ae3fb5cb
Harvest Source Id f35b4a24-7cc0-43d3-ad58-86b86c6a0d47
Harvest Source Title NMFS GARFO
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 Trip data collected by GARFO, which is then displayed to SIMM for sector managers comes from a variety of sources, outlined in other Inport entries. Trip data which is collected from sector managers is uploaded by the managers via the SIMM interface. The upload allows for CSV and Excel format.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2010

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