Comparison of fishery-independent methods for sampling Main Hawaiian Islands Bottomfish assemblages (SE1102L1, EK60)

Optical, active acoustics, and research fishing data on bottomfish abundance and biomass were collected over predetermined grids to compare results of methodologies. Optical data were collected using a baited stationary Botcam. Acoustics data were collected using a narrow-beam EK60 system operating at 38, 70, and 120 kHz frequencies. Research fishing was conducted using hook-and-line on small boats. Botcam drops with simultaneous acoustic recordings were conducted to obtain target strength measurements of fish with known species and sizes. Bottomfishing off the Sette were conducted simultaneously with acoustics data collection to further groundtruth the acoustics data.
  • Cite as: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (2011): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (SE1102L1, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5DJ5CKD [access date]
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Distribution Formats
  • Kongsberg/Simrad instrument files (.raw or .wcd) (Version: 1)
    • File Specification: Kongsberg/Simrad .raw files are generated by ME70, EK60 or ES60 instruments. They contain power and optionally angular position data with each beam/frequency identified by an independent channel. See the Simrad interface specification manual for further information. The .wcd files are generated by Kongsberg EM302 or EM122 instruments. See Kongsberg documentation for more information.
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Distributor Chuck Anderson
Water Column Sonar Data Manager
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
(303) 497-4742
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Dataset Principal Investigator Donald Kobayashi
Research Fisheries Biologist
PIFSC
808.725.5394
donald.kobayashi@noaa.gov
Dataset No POCs available for this dataset
Time Period 2011-02-28T00:00:00 to 2011-03-09T00:00:00
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 20.7199499996199
S: 20.5020200000859
E: -156.597429998846
W: -156.970850000135
Spatial Coverage Map
Documentation links not available.
Publication Dates
  • creation: 2011-02-28
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency Not planned
Purpose The scientific objective of this cruise is to collect data on economically important Hawaii semi-demersal fish abundance and biomass using three methodologies: optical, experimental fishing, and active acoustics. Based on the results, a subset of methodologies, or a single methodology will be selected to provide the best possible estimates of abundance and biomass to be applied to stock assessment models.
Use Limitations
  • Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (2011): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (SE1102L1, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5DJ5CKD [access date]
Custodians
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Resource Providers
  • Dataset contact information not available
Publishers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Acoustics > Acoustic Scattering
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Aquatic Sciences > Fisheries
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Acoustics
  • Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems > Pelagic
  • Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems
  • Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems > Benthic
  • Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Seafloor Topography
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS > National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders > Acoustic Sounders > WCMS > Water Column Mapping System
Place keywords
  • North Pacific Ocean
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
  • Vertical Location > VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (2011): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (SE1102L1, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5DJ5CKD [access date]
Access Constraints
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
  • Resource may not be available for up to one year after initial collection.
Fees
  • Free
Lineage information for: collectionHardware
Lineage Statement Calibrated w/ calibration data
Lineage information for: series
Processor
  • PIFSC
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • Simrad EK60
Operation
  • SE1102L1_EK60
Last Modified: 2017-10-02
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