2013 Joint U.S.-Canada Integrated Acoustic and Trawl Survey of Pacific Hake and Pacific Sardine (SaKe 2015) (SH1507, ME70)

The 2015 SaKe survey will span the west coasts of the U.S. and Canada from approximately lat 32.8?N (San Diego) to approximately lat 54.65?N (Dixon Entrance, Canada). Eastern and western extents will primarily range from the 20-m isobath or as close to shore as is safely navigable, to either the 1,500-m isobath or a point 35 nmi west of the inshore waypoint, whichever is farther offshore. The primary goal of the survey is to estimate the biomasses, distributions, and biological compositions of populations of Pacific hake and CPS using data from an integrated acoustic and trawl survey off the west coasts of the U.S. and Canada from approximately San Diego, California (lat 32?48.02?N) to the Dixon Entrance, Canada (lat 54?39.00?N). Besides Pacific sardine, the other CPS of interest for the SWFSC are those comprised in the Pacific Fisheries Management Council Fisheries Management Plan (PFMC, 2011) including: Northern anchovy (Engraulis mordax), Pacific Mackerel (Scomber japonicus), Jack Mackerel (Trachurus symmetricus). The NWFSC and SWFSC are interested in all species of euphausiids found within the U.S.? West Coast EEZ. The current sampling resolution will probably not allow for a comprehensive assessment of all anchovy sub-populations. In particular, those residing in the Southern California Bight and off the Columbia River plume might require additional effort given their patchy distribution. SaKe 2015 will continue to monitor the populations of Ecosystem Component Species (ECS; PFMC, 2011), in particular Pacific Herring (Clupea pallasii). Continuously sample multi-frequency acoustic backscatter data using the ship?s Simrad EK60 scientific echosounder system. These data will be used to estimate the distributions and abundances of hake and the CPS assemblage. Conduct daytime trawling to classify observed backscatter layers to species and size composition and to collect specimens of hake and other organisms. Conduct nighttime (i.e., between sunset and sunrise) surface trawling to collect specimens of coastal pelagic fishes (CPS) and other organisms. These data will be used to classify CPS backscatter to species and their size distributions. Nighttime sampling operations will conclude in time for the ship to resume running east-west acoustic transects by sunrise. Image fish using a portable X-radiograph machine for the purpose of target strength modeling and estimation. Collect a variety of other acoustic, biological, and oceanographic samples relevant to hake and CPS distributions. These data are vital for the surveys and assessments of hake and CPS. Continuously sample sea-surface temperature, salinity, and chlorophyll-a using the ship?s thermosalinograph and fluorometer. These data will be used to estimate the physical oceanographic habitats for each target species. Continuously sample air temperature, barometric pressure, and wind speed and direction using the ship?s integrated weather station. Continuously sample pelagic fish eggs using the Continuous Underway Fish Egg Sampler (CUFES). The data will be used to estimate the distributions and abundances of spawning hake, and multiple CPS. Sample profiles of temperature and salinity using a combination of an underway conductivity-temperature-depth (CTD) system during the day or a standard CTD system with water-sampling rosette and other instruments at nighttime stations, as time allows. Sample plankton using a Vertical Ring Net net at nighttime stations, as time allows. These data will be used to estimate the distribution and abundance of ichthyoplankton and zooplankton species. Continuously sample multi-frequency acoustic backscatter data using the ship?s Simrad ME70 multibeam echosounder system, synchronized and configured to not interfere with the EK60s. Optically verify CPS backscatter while underway conducting acoustic transects, using a cast stereo camera system.Optically observe fish behavior inside nighttime trawls using cameras and lights mounted inside the net.
  • Cite as: Northwest Fisheries Science Center and Southwest Fisheries Science Center (2015): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (SH1507, ME70). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V58C9T89 [access date]
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Distribution Formats
  • Simrad ME70 raw (.raw) format (Version: 1)
    • File Specification: Simrad ME70 raw files. See the Simrad ME70 interface specification manual for additional information.
Ordering Instructions Contact the NCEI Water Column Sonar Data Manager to order data
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
wcd.info@noaa.gov
Dataset Principal Investigator Juan Zwolinski
Biologist
UCSC NOAA/NMFS/SWFSC
858-546-5654
juan.zwolinski@noaa.gov
Dataset Principal Investigator Julia Getsiv-Clemons
Oceanographer
NOAA/NMFS/NWFSC
541-867-0539
julia.clemons@noaa.gov
Dataset Principal Investigator Amy Hays
Research Fishery Biologist
NOAA/NMFS/SWFSC
858-546-7130
amy.hays@noaa.gov
Dataset Principal Investigator John E. Pohl
Oceanographer
NOAA/NMFS/NWFSC
206-302-2941
john.pohl@noaa.gov
Time Period 2015-06-15T21:39:12 to 2015-09-11T16:26:43
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 54.79814
S: 32.59415
E: -117.18094
W: -134.22675
Spatial Coverage Map
Documentation links not available.
Publication Dates
  • creation: 2015-06-15
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency Not planned
Purpose The 2015 joint U.S.-Canada integrated acoustic and trawl survey of Pacific hake (Merluccius productus), Pacific sardine (Sardinops sagax) and Coastal Pelagic Fishes (CPS), hereafter 2015 SaKe survey, assesses the biomasses, distributions, and biological compositions of hake, sardine, and other Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) populations in U.S. and Canadian waters off the Pacific coast. Scientists from Pacific Biological Lab of DFO, Canada on board the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) W. E. Ricker also jointly participated in the Pacific hake survey. However, only data collected on board the US Ship FSV Bell Shimada are included in this package.
Use Limitations
  • These data are considered raw and have not been subjected to the NOAA's quality control or quality assurance procedures. They are released for limited public use as preliminary data to be used only with appropriate caution. NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
  • Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Northwest Fisheries Science Center and Southwest Fisheries Science Center (2015): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (SH1507, ME70). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V58C9T89 [access date]
Custodians
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Resource Providers
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/NWFSC > Northwest Fisheries Science Center
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/SWFSC > Southwest Fisheries Science Center
Points of Contact
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/NWFSC > Northwest Fisheries Science Center
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/SWFSC > Southwest Fisheries Science Center
Publishers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, 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 International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) Sea Area ("Limits of Oceans and Seas" publication S-23)
  • North Pacific Ocean
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
  • Vertical Location > VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Northwest Fisheries Science Center and Southwest Fisheries Science Center (2015): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (SH1507, ME70). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V58C9T89 [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: series
Processor
  • UCSC NOAA/NMFS/SWFSC
Lineage information for: series
Lineage Statement Canadian Ship CCCS W. E. Ricker also joined the research cruise coordinated witht he NWFSC but they do not have ME70 data. All the ancillary data are included in the SH1507_EK60 package
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • Simrad ME70
  • Simrad ME70
  • Simrad EK60
  • Simrad ES60
  • Furuno FE700
  • Sea-Bird SBE 9
  • POS/MV 320
  • Eppley PIR
  • SBE SeaCat 21
  • RM Young 61202V
  • RM Young 41382VC
  • RM Young 05106/05306B
Platform
  • Bell M. Shimada (SH)
Operation
  • SH1507_ME70
Last Modified: 2017-05-30
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