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Spring Bottom Trawl Survey

Metadata Updated: March 8, 2024

The standardized NEFSC Spring Bottom Trawl Survey was initiated in 1968 and covered an area from Cape Hatteras, NC, to Nova Scotia, Canada, at depths >27m. Throughout the years, coverage has extended as far south as Florida and sampling depths have ranged from 18 m, as the result of a change in the sampling platform. This has resulted in the exclusion of many inshore strata.

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Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 8, 2024
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Metadata Source

Harvested from NMFS NEFSC

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 8, 2024
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:22561
Access Constraints Cite As: Northeast Fisheries Science Center, [Date of Access]: Spring Bottom Trawl Survey [Data Date Range],, Access Constraints: If data is stored on an internal NEFSC network, the requester may not have direct access to query the data unless they are also authorized for network access., Use Constraints: User must read and fully comprehend the metadata prior to use. Applications or inferences derived from the data should be carefully considered for accuracy. Acknowledgement of NOAA/NMFS/NEFSC, as the source from which these data were obtained in any publications and/or other representations of these, data is suggested.
Bbox East Long -63.22
Bbox North Lat 44.47
Bbox South Lat 32.48
Bbox West Long -78.18
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Harvest Object Id 1ef020ba-a983-40fd-8da5-f48a692866ce
Harvest Source Id 523189fa-8edc-48e1-9ec5-f571e7dd923c
Harvest Source Title NMFS NEFSC
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 Vessel sensor data are collected electronically using SCS. Catch and biological data are collected electronically using FSCS 2.0. At the completion of each cruise leg, a database copy is inserted into the shoreside database.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-78.18, 32.48], [-63.22, 32.48], [-63.22, 44.47], [-78.18, 44.47], [-78.18, 32.48]]]}
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1968-03-07

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