NOAA Southeast Fishery Science Center (SEFSC) Commercial Pelagic Observer Program (POP) Data
SEFSC_POP

Dataset credit

iOBIS and SEFSC_POP

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Guillermo Diaz

Citation

Diaz, G. 2011. NOAA Southeast Fishery Science Center (SEFSC) Commercial Pelagic Observer Program (POP) Data. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103151496) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from iOBIS (http:www.iobis.org).

Abstract

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) deploys fishery observers to collect catch data from US commercial fishing and processing vessels. Nearly 20 different fisheries are monitored by observer programs annually. NMFS has been using observers to collect fisheries data from 1972 to the present. Observers have monitored fishing activities on all US coasts, collecting data for a range of conservation and management issues. The National Marine Fisheries Service coordinates observer program management through the NMFS Office of Science and Technology/National Observer Program (NOP). The NOP seeks to support observer programs and increase their usefulness to the overall goals of NMFS. Improvements in data collection, observer training, and the integration of observer data with other research are among the important issues that the NOP works with on a national level.

Purpose

N/A

Supplemental information

Original data obtained from SEFSC_POP_NoURL and registered into iOBIS on 2009-09-03. This dataset on OBIS-SEAMAP is a subset of marine mammal, seabird and/or sea turtle records from the dataset on iOBIS (Total number of records: 231198) harvested into OBIS-SEAMAP on 2011-10-11

References

. . Southeast Fisheries Science Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (year). NOAA Southeast Fishery Science Center (SEFSC) Commercial Pelagic Observer Program (POP) Data. Consulted on http://www.iobis.org on [date].
Data on iOBIS. 2009. http://iobis.org/mapper/?resource_id=1496. obtained on 2011-10-11.
Original data source. . http://www.sefsc.noaa.gov/observerdata.jsp. obtained on 2009-09-03.

Attributes

Overview

Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
Only minimum required attributes are visible and downlodable online. Other attributes may be obtained upon provider's permission unless otherwise noted below.

The attributes of this dataset are compatible with the OBIS Schema, then reformatted to the OBIS-SEAMAP schema. If you would like to get the data in the OBIS Schema, please visit iOBIS Portal.

Attributes in dataset provided

Attribute (table column)Description
OBIS-SEAMAP ID103151496
Seabirds62
Marine mammals192
Sea turtles1,162
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total1,416
Date, Begin1980-02-23
Date, End2005-12-30
Temporal prec.111000
Latitude2.54 - 49.35
Longitude-95.73 - -39.84
Coord. prec.5 decimal digits
PlatformVarious
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Contr. throughiOBIS
Registered2011-08-11
Updated2011-10-12
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY (All)
Also availalbe from None
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