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Southeast Region Headboat Survey-Catch Records

Metadata Updated: November 1, 2023

The Southeast Region Headboat Survey (SRHS), administered by National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) personnel based at the Beaufort, NC NOAA Laboratory, has operated along the southeast U.S. Atlantic coast since 1972 and along the U.S. Gulf of Mexico coast since 1986. The survey is the longest continuous time series of recreational fisheries data from federal waters on the U.S. east coast, and second longest on the U.S. Gulf of Mexico coast (behind the NMFS Marine Recreational Fisheries Statistics Survey / Marine Recreational Information Program, initiated along the Gulf Coast in 1981). The Headboat Survey provides many products to fishery managers through its data collection programs. Annual landings estimates, by species, area and month are provided for all species encountered in the survey. These fishery dependent estimates were used by stock assessment scientists in all SEDARs in both the south Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico in all stock assessments both before and after the SEDAR process began.The logbook data is used to derive a long-term fishery dependent index of abundance used by stock assessment scientists in assessing long-term health of the populations.

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Metadata Date September 28, 2023
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 1, 2023
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Frequency Of Update

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Harvested from NMFS SEFSC

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date September 28, 2023
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 1, 2023
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:8663
Access Constraints Cite As: Southeast Fisheries Science Center, [Date of Access]: Southeast Region Headboat Survey-Catch Records [Data Date Range],, Access Constraints: Password restricted. To access confidential data under Magnuson-Stevens Act) a completed non-disclosure agreement must be on file with NOAA-SEFSC. Otherwise Data that are submitted as confidential can be released to the public under the following circumstances: 1. Combined or aggregated data. Confidential data can be released if the data are aggregated or summarized in a manner that prevents the identification of the person or organization that submitted the data. The "rule of three" and identification of majority allocations" are the primary data suppression methods. 2. Obscure (scramble) or remove the data identifier. For some types of data, confidential data Can be released as non-confidential if the identity of the person, vessel, company, etc. that submitted the data is not included or is scrambled as part of the data that are released. 3. Submitter. Confidential data collected under federal authority Can be released to the original entity (person, vessel, business, etc.) that sUbmitted the data. 4. Confidential data waived. The protection of confidential data can be waived by the person or business that submitted the data. | Use Constraints: Confidential data under Magnuson-Stevens Act are not to be released in any publication, report, oral presentation, or other means to the public.
Bbox East Long -75
Bbox North Lat 36
Bbox South Lat 23
Bbox West Long -98
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update
Harvest Object Id 71172f54-849a-4d56-9f6f-b999e492e379
Harvest Source Id ca759a40-507d-4d0c-8f8c-64b3c5e05066
Harvest Source Title NMFS SEFSC
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.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1972

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