Catch data from New Zealand research trawls since 2008

David Fisher, NIWA

Dataset credit

OBIS and SWP OBIS

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact David Fisher NIWA N/A
Secondary contact Kevin Mackay NIWA N/A

Citation

SWPRON (2017). Catch data from New Zealand research trawls. Southwestern Pacific OBIS, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Wellington, New Zealand, 15157 records, Online http://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource.do?r=trawl released on April 19, 2017.
Fisher, D. 2020. Catch data from New Zealand research trawls since 2008. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103152431) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/50903a57-ee9f-4367-b2cd-0b36dcf4a6ad)

Abstract

This dataset contains data from research trawls that have occurred since 2008 and are stored the NIWA/MPI Trawl database These data results from data collected by research trawl surveys on research vessels and chartered commercial fishing vessels.
Trawl surveys are a major tool used by research scientists for stock assessment. They are used to estimate basic parameters of commercial fish populations, including biomass, sex ratio, and the proportion of sexually mature fish, and the distribution of ages and lengths in the population. These parameters may be used in estimating mortality and growth rates.
This dataset is a continuation of data from the NIWA/MPI Trawl database that was initially released as the New Zealand fish and squid distributions from research bottom trawls 1964-2008 available at https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=obisprovider

Purpose

N/A

Supplemental information

This dataset was downloaded from OBIS (https://obis.org/). The records for only marine mammals, seabirds, sea turtles and rays and sharks were extracted. Records with no longitude/latitude or no date (eventDate) were excluded.
OBIS dataset page:
https://obis.org/dataset/50903a57-ee9f-4367-b2cd-0b36dcf4a6ad
Data Provider's dataset page:
https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=trawl

References

SWPRON (2017). Catch data from New Zealand research trawls. Southwestern Pacific OBIS, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Wellington, New Zealand, 15157 records, Online http://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource.do?r=trawl released on April 19, 2017.

Attributes

Overview

This section explains attributes included in the original dataset. OBIS-SEAMAP restricts the attributes available to the public to date/time, lat/lon and species names/counts only. Should you need other attributes described here, you are encouraged to contact the data provider.

Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
All attributes are included in the downloadable file (CSV or ESRI File Geodatabase) for "Complete Set of Dataset".

Attributes in dataset

Attribute (table column)Description
oidInternal ID
idRecord ID
dataset_idDataset ID
scientificnameScientific name
vernacularnameVernacular name
aphiaidAphia ID
taxonranktaxononic rank
individualcountGroup size / individual count
eventdateEvent date (precision varies)
eventtimeEvent time
decimallatitudeLatitude in decimal degrees
decimallongitudeLongitude in decimal degrees
coordinateprecisionCoordinate precision
catalognumberCatalog number
collectioncodeCollection code
occurrencestatusOccurrence status
basisofrecordBasis of record (HumanObservation / MachineObservation)
modifiedDate/time the record was modified
node_idNode ID
occurrenceidOccurrence ID
occurrenceremarksOccurrence remarks
eventidEvent ID
institutioncodeInstitution code
lifestageLife stage
sexGender of the animal if known
speciesSpecies by provider
datasetidDataset ID by provider
countryCountry
localityLocation of ocean
waterbodyDetails of ocean
droppedFlag indicating the record was dropped (always false)
absenceFlag indicating the record represents the absence of the species (always false)
marineFlag indicating the record is for marine life (always true)
OBIS-SEAMAP ID103152431
Seabirds5
Marine mammals5
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks908
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total918
Date, Begin2008-02-11
Date, End2018-12-01
Temporal prec.111000
Latitude-53.38 - -34.57
Longitude-179.83 - 179.98
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
PlatformVarious
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Traveled (km)0
0
Contr. throughiOBIS
Registered2020-06-29
Updated2021-02-05
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY (All)
Also available in None
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