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US Tune Purse Seine Fleet History & Activity Database

Metadata Updated: March 8, 2024

The NMFS SWR collected historical vessel information on the U.S. tuna cannery baitboat and purse seine fleets for many years. The database's first record of a baitboat entering the fleet dates back to 1927. Individual trip dates and locations for the purse seine fleet have been collected since July 1982. Fleet operations have been conducted primarily in the north eastern and western central Pacific Ocean. A quarterly fleet report was published between 1972 and 2004. Hard copies of the quarterly report are on file in the NMFS Long Beach office library. The database is historical with last updates in 2012.

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Dates

Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date August 12, 2022
Metadata Updated Date March 8, 2024
Reference Date(s) 1987 (creation), February 23, 2016 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from NMFS WCRO

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date August 12, 2022
Metadata Updated Date March 8, 2024
Reference Date(s) 1987 (creation), February 23, 2016 (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:12853
Access Constraints Cite As: West Coast Regional Office, [Date of Access]: US Tune Purse Seine Fleet History & Activity Database [Data Date Range], https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/12853., Access Constraints: Secured network environment
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Harvest Object Id f8aec663-b7f9-4c79-beaa-300c62681036
Harvest Source Id d16be56f-1eb7-428b-94cb-0d45c55dd2ed
Harvest Source Title NMFS WCRO
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 Historical fleet composition information came from U.S. Coast Guard, IATTC, NMFS observer programs in California and American Samoa and the industry.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1927

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