New Zealand research tagging database

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

Ministry for Primary Industries (2014). New Zealand research tagging database. Southwestern Pacific OBIS, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Wellington, New Zealand, 411926 records, Online http://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource.do?r=mpi_tag released on November 5, 2014.
Fisher, D. 2020. New Zealand research tagging database. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103152504) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/95518627-a380-4691-86d8-3a3b5a11196c)

Abstract

Tagging programmes have been used to provide information on fish and fisheries to central government policy makers in New Zealand for many years. A wide variety of species have been the subject of such studies, including finfish, shellfish and rock lobsters. In New Zealand, the Ministry for Primary Industries (formerly the Ministry of Fisheries) has funded these programmes to aid with fisheries research and stock assessment. Data from these programme are held in the "tag" database, from which the data in this dataset are sourced.

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/95518627-a380-4691-86d8-3a3b5a11196c
Data Provider's dataset page:
https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=mpi_tag

References

Ministry for Primary Industries (2014). New Zealand research tagging database. Southwestern Pacific OBIS, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Wellington, New Zealand, 411926 records, Online http://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource.do?r=mpi_tag released on November 5, 2014.

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 ID103152504
Seabirds0
Marine mammals0
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks5,545
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total5,545
Date, Begin1977-01-23
Date, End2012-07-08
Temporal prec.111000
Latitude-60.05 - -9.00
Longitude-179.10 - 179.83
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
PlatformVarious
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Traveled (km)0
0
Contr. throughiOBIS
Registered2020-06-30
Updated2021-02-05
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY (All)
Also available in None
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