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SIS - Species and Stock Administrative Data Set

Metadata Updated: November 10, 2023

The Species and Stock Administrative data set within the Species Information System (SIS) defines entities within the database that serve as the basis for recording information in the other datasets (e.g. Fish Assessment, Status Determination, and Annual Catch Limits). The data set includes information such as species and stock names, distribution and stock areas, as well as administrative information defining relationships amongst entities within the database.

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Metadata Date September 28, 2023
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2023
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Frequency Of Update

Metadata Source

Harvested from NMFS OST

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date September 28, 2023
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2023
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:25796
Access Constraints Cite As: NMFS Office of Science and Technology, [Date of Access]: SIS - Species and Stock Administrative Data Set [Data Date Range],, Access Constraints: No Restrictions | Use Constraints: No Restrictions
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update
Harvest Object Id 5f86c15b-9e16-47c9-a60b-d7b007480d9e
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 1. The first step in adding a new SIS Species Record in SIS is to search by the species scientific name as listed in the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). Once the species is located, the Taxonomic Serial Number (TSN) which is a unique, persistent, non-intelligent identifier for a scientific name, will be automatically generated. 2. SIS Entity records are then created by first selecting the entity type (stock or stock complex). If the entity type is a stock, the entity name is a concatenation of species name and stock area, both selected through drop down lists. The Stock Name will be automatically generated once the species name and Stock Area fields are populated. If the entity type is a stock complex, the administrator types the entity name, and then selects stock area. Entity descriptions and attributes are selected using drop down lists. The administrator then selects the appropriate Jurisdiction for the new stock from the available list. The administrator selects the FMP associated with the stock; the FMP list is populated based on the selected Jurisdiction. The administrator selects the Stock’s Stock Area from the list; the stock area list is populated based on the selected FMP. 3. An Effective Date for the stock is entered if appropriate; End Date may be left blank unless it is known. 4. Regulatory attributes (e.g. Science Center, NMFS Region, Regional Ecosystem, In FMP Management Unit, Fish Stock Sustainability Index, Status Determination (SD), and Annual Catch Limit (ACL) flag are entered for the new stock. 5. If the entity is a stock complex, species members can be added (and modified as needed) under the stock grouping tab.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2005

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