The 2005 Joint U.S.-Canada Integrated Acoustic and Trawl Survey of Pacific Hake (Merluccius productus) (MF0509, EK500)


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        abstract:  Scientists from the Fishery Resource Analysis and Monitoring (FRAM) division at the NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) and the Pacific region of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) conducted the Joint 2005 Integrated Acoustic Survey (IAT) survey aboard the NOAA Ship Miller Freeman, a stern trawler equipped for fisheries and oceanographic research. Pacific Hake (Merluccius productus) aggregations were targeted along the continental shelf and upper slope of the entire survey area. Hake populations were surveyed along a series of parallel line transects that in general were oriented east-west, spaced at an interval of 10 nmi apart, and traversed sequentially in alternating directions; The survey began from north of Point Piedras Blancas, CA (35.7?N) to the Dixon Entrance area, Canada (54.5?N) between June 20 and Aug. 19. All transects up to the Dixon Entrance and along the west coast of Haida Gwaii were completed. Sea depth at the inshore end of individual transects was nominally 50 m. Offshore extent of individual transects was typically at a depth of 1,500 m.
        purpose:  to assess the abundance, distribution, and biology of coastal hake (Merluccius productus) off the west coast of US and Canada
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        instrument:  (MI_Instrument)
            citation:  (CI_Citation)
                title:  Simrad EK500 Echosounder
                date: (inapplicable)
                identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                    code:  EK500
                citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                    organisationName:  Simrad - Kongsberg Maritime AS
                    contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                        phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                            voice:  +47 3303 4000 (Norway)
                            facsimile:  +47 3304 2987 (Norway)
                        address:  (CI_Address)
                            deliveryPoint:  P.O. Box 111
                            deliveryPoint:  Strandpromenaden 50
                            city:  Horten
                            postalCode:  3191
                            country:  Norway
                            electronicMailAddress:  contact@simrad.com
                        onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                            linkage: http://www.simrad.com/www/01/nokbg0397.nsf/AllWeb/93FDCCAD1CC54473C12573F50076A3C4?OpenDocument
                            name:  Simrad EK500 Scientific echo sounder
                            description:  Information on the Simrad EK500 including file format documentation
                            function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                    role:  (CI_RoleCode) resourceProvider
            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                code:  Simrad EK500
            type:  singlebeam
            description:  The EK500 is a triple frequency scientific echo sounder with a range of available single frequency transducers. This echo sounder was widely used by NOAA Marine fisheries researchers until its replacement by the Simrad EK60 echo sounder
        operation:  (MI_Operation)
            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                code:  MF0509_EK500
            status:  (MD_ProgressCode) completed
            parentOperation: (inapplicable)
        platform:  (MI_Platform)
            citation:  (CI_Citation)
                title:  NOAA Ship Miller Freeman
                date: (inapplicable)
            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                code:  Miller Freeman (MF)
            description:  The Miller Freeman was decommissioned on 3/29/13 after many years of exemplary service. Pictures of the ceremony will be posted here when available - please check back soon. Miller Freeman was a 215-foot fisheries and oceanographic research vessel and was one of the largest research trawlers in the United States. Miller Freeman's primary mission was to provide a working platform for the study of the ocean's living resources. The ship was named for Miller Freeman (1875-1955), a publisher who was actively involved in the international management of fish harvests. The ship was launched in 1967, but not fully rigged until 1975. The vessel was again re-rigged in 1982. Miller Freeman was homeported at the Marine Operations Center-Pacific in Newport, Oregon. With a 12,578 mile / 31 day endurance, Miller Freeman was capable of operating in any waters of the world. Miller Freeman was owned by the United States of America, Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The ship was operated by NOAA Marine and Aviation Operations and carried a complement of 7 NOAA Corps officers, 27 crew members, and maximum of 11 scientists.
            sponsor:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/OMAO/MOC-P > Marine Operations Center - Pacific, NOAA Marine Operations, NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
                contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                    phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                        facsimile:  206-553-2246
                    address:  (CI_Address)
                        deliveryPoint:  NOAA/OMAO/MOC-P
                        deliveryPoint:  1801 Fairview Avenue East
                        city:  Seattle
                        administrativeArea:  WA
                        postalCode:  98102-3767
                        country:  USA
                        electronicMailAddress:  CO.MOC.Pacific@noaa.gov
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) pointOfContact
            instrument:  (MI_Instrument)
                citation:  (CI_Citation)
                    title:  Simrad EK60 Echosounder
                    date: (inapplicable)
                    identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                        code:  EK60
                    citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                        organisationName:  Simrad - Kongsberg Maritime AS
                        contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                            phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                                voice:  +47 3303 4000 (Norway)
                                facsimile:  +47 3304 2987 (Norway)
                            address:  (CI_Address)
                                deliveryPoint:  P.O. Box 111
                                deliveryPoint:  Strandpromenaden 50
                                city:  Horten
                                postalCode:  3191
                                country:  Norway
                                electronicMailAddress:  contact@simrad.com
                            onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                                linkage: http://www.simrad.com/www/01/nokbg0240.nsf/AllWeb/A25148D8E9F00D0DC12570DE0050A7CB?OpenDocument
                                name:  Simrad EK60 Scientific echo sounder
                                description:  Information on the Simrad EK60 including file format documentation.
                                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                        role:  (CI_RoleCode) resourceProvider
                identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                    code:  Simrad EK60
                type:  singlebeam
                description:  The Simrad EK60 Scientific Sounder system is a new generation fishery researchtool, based on experience from the EK500. The new electronic hardware is combined with up to date PC processing and Windows operation. The EK60 provides facilities for accurate echo sounding, data storage, data analysis and reporting results. The system communication is through Ethernet, which gives flexibility in the location of the EK60 system units and allows easy access to data from other instruments or stations on a vessel network. A post processing software, BI60, is also included in the EK60 system.