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VMS forms Output Tables

Metadata Updated: November 10, 2023

These output tables contain parsed and format validated data from the various VMS forms that are sent from any given vessel, while at sea, from the VMS devices on their vessels. Forms included are:

Catch reports for Herring, Multispecies, Scallop, Mackerel/Squid.

Preland reports for Herring, Scallop, Mackerel.

Monk overage reports - vessels can indicate if they've caught more monkfish than a trip allows, permitted under current regulations.

Trip start and trip end hails for Sector trips, RSA/EFP trips.

Gulf of Maine Cod trip limit exemption.

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Metadata Date September 28, 2023
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2023
Reference Date(s) 2005 (creation), (publication)
Frequency Of Update continual

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) 2005 (creation), (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:22193
Access Constraints Cite As: Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, [Date of Access]: VMS forms Output Tables [Data Date Range],, Access Constraints: Access is restricted to personnel authorized in accordance with NOAA Administrative Order 216-100. A signed non-disclosure agreement must be on file for all authorized personnel. The IRM help desk or APSD Data Request staff are the POC for non-disclosure forms. |
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update continual
Harvest Object Id 0f389ee5-3822-40ea-8e6c-b534d9c5855a
Harvest Source Id f35b4a24-7cc0-43d3-ad58-86b86c6a0d47
Harvest Source Title NMFS GARFO
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 This dataset is generated with the following steps: 1. Vessel enters fishing activity data into whatever specific VMS form(s) that his fishing activities require by regulation, and sends. 2. Data is transmitted via a satellite network directly to one of several data repositories, depending on the VMS equipment that the vessel is using. 3. GARFO and OLE have processes which work together to pull data securely and regularly from these repositories (of which there are several) into raw data tables. 4. A VMS parsing engine managed by GARFO pulls from these raw tables, validates each form for format and a few other validation types, then inserts validated data into production output tables. 5. These output tables can then be displayed in Fishtank, Fish Online, or used by a variety of data analysis processes.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2005

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