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Swordfish Stomach Content Data, 1989-2000

Metadata Updated: November 10, 2023

Stomach contents were tabulated for 734 swordfish (Xiphias gladius) from the central North Pacific from 1989 to 2000 (most from 1994-1998). The swordfish were captured by various commercial fishermen (with stomachs collected by the Pacific Islands Region Observer Program) or during PIFSC research cruises. Prey items from the stomachs were identified to the lowest taxonomic rank possible, enumerated, weighed, and measured, primarily by Bruce Mundy, Michael Seki, Happy Williams, Alan Everson, with assistance from Fisheries Observers from the Pacific Islands Regional Office. Associated data on fish length, weight, collection year, month, and location were obtained from observer, fishermen, or cruise data records, or from whole fish brought to the laboratory.

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Metadata Date September 28, 2023
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2023
Reference Date(s) (creation), 2012 (revision), (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date September 28, 2023
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2023
Reference Date(s) (creation), 2012 (revision), (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:8788
Access Constraints Cite As: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, [Date of Access]: Swordfish Stomach Content Data, 1989-2000 [Data Date Range],, Access Constraints: None |
Bbox East Long -150
Bbox North Lat 40
Bbox South Lat 5
Bbox West Long 170
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Harvest Object Id 022216f7-39f6-448d-8b7f-04d2e91a1ce9
Harvest Source Id c0beac72-5f43-4455-8c33-1b345fbc2dfe
Harvest Source Title NMFS PIFSC
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 Data was collected in the field by PIFSC staff and longline PIRO observers. Data was entered in table format into electronic spreadsheets by PIFSC staff.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[170.0, 5.0], [-150.0, 5.0], [-150.0, 40.0], [170.0, 40.0], [170.0, 5.0]]]}
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1989-01-05
Temporal Extent End 2000-04-14

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