Recreational fishery catch and effort estimates for large pelagic species from Maine through Virginia from 2002-06-01 to 2014-10-31 (NCEI Accession 0137959)

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On the Atlantic Coast from Maine to Virginia, NOAA Fisheries uses the Large Pelagics Survey (LPS) to measure the total recreational catch of large pelagics fish including tunas, billfish, swordfish, sharks, dolphin, wahoo, and amberjack. The LPS includes different survey components, each of which gathers the specific pieces of data needed to form the complete picture of recreational fishing activity. The Large Pelagics Intercept Survey (LPIS) uses dockside interviews with randomly selected anglers and for-hire captains returning from fishing trips targeting large pelagics. This approach is used to measure average catch per trip, average size of kept fish, and number of fish released alive. The Large Pelagics Telephone Survey (LPTS) conducts telephone interviews with randomly selected recreational anglers and for-hire captains who hold Highly Migratory Species (HMS) permits. This approach is used to determine fishing effort, or the total number of trips taken for large pelagic species during a given period of time. Information from the two survey components (dockside LPIS and telephone LPTS) are combined using statistical models to produce estimates of total catch numbers (by species or size class for bluefin tuna) and total effort in vessel trips.
  • Cite as: Salz, R. J.; US DOC/NOAA > National Marine Fisheries Service (2015). Recreational fishery catch and effort estimates for large pelagic species from Maine through Virginia from 2002-06-01 to 2014-10-31 (NCEI Accession 0137959). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2002-06-01 to 2014-10-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 48
S: 37
E: -63
W: -84
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2015-11-19
Edition 1.1
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: DGXM4D
Purpose Basic research
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Salz, R. J.; US DOC/NOAA > National Marine Fisheries Service (2015). Recreational fishery catch and effort estimates for large pelagic species from Maine through Virginia from 2002-06-01 to 2014-10-31 (NCEI Accession 0137959). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
Contributors
Resource Providers
Points of Contact
  • Ronald Salz
Publishers
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL AQUATIC SCIENCES > FISHERIES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, 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/NMFS > National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Photon/Optical Detectors > VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > Trawls/Nets > TRAWL
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF ST LAWRENCE
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Salz, R. J.; US DOC/NOAA > National Marine Fisheries Service (2015). Recreational fishery catch and effort estimates for large pelagic species from Maine through Virginia from 2002-06-01 to 2014-10-31 (NCEI Accession 0137959). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-11-19T16:16:09 - NCEI Accession 0137959 v1.1 was published.
Output Datasets
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Processing Steps
  • Data Type: estimated number of fish caught by species (calculated); Units: numbers of fish; Observation Type: other; Sampling Instrument: personal interview.
  • Data Type: estimated number of fishing trips (calculated); Units: vessel trip; Observation Type: other; Sampling Instrument: telephone interview.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • trawl
  • visual estimate
Last Modified: 2017-10-25T00:10:44
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