FishLandBlock

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program
Title:
FishLandBlock
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Other_Citation_Details:
Data requested from the ACCSP Data Warehouse, Arlington, VA: Available at http://www.accsp.org
Description:
Abstract:
The Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP) is a cooperative state-federal program to design, implement and conduct marine fisheries statistics data collection programs and to integrate those data into a single data management system that will meet the needs of fishery managers, scientists and fishermen. Landings data are collected for each fishery based on where the species was captured with blocks of the Atlantic Ocean representing 1x1 degree latitude and longitude. The average total pounds landed per year of finfish species representing 80% of the total commercial catch during a five year period (2007-2011) is provided. In addition to the error checking and quality control and assurance done by the ACCSP Data Team, the data are checked at the state and federal partner level.
Purpose:
This GIS dataset was created for the purpose of describing finfish landings data for different regions of the southeastern United States so that these data can be considered with respect to other data on coastal resources and activities.
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -81.496948
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -74.846596
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.152038
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 23.905718
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: smooth dogfish
Theme_Keyword: Spanish mackerel
Theme_Keyword: striped bass
Theme_Keyword: king whiting
Theme_Keyword: black sea bass
Theme_Keyword: bluefish
Theme_Keyword: ACCSP
Theme_Keyword: finfish
Theme_Keyword: vermilion snapper
Theme_Keyword: dolphin
Theme_Keyword: yellowfin tuna
Theme_Keyword: flounder
Theme_Keyword: landings
Theme_Keyword: ballyhoo
Theme_Keyword: little tunny
Theme_Keyword: swordfish
Theme_Keyword: triggerfishes
Theme_Keyword: big eye tuna
Theme_Keyword: greater amberjack
Theme_Keyword: Atlantic croaker
Theme_Keyword: menhadens
Theme_Keyword: king mackerel
Theme_Keyword: forktail catfishes
Theme_Keyword: gag grouper
Theme_Keyword: spiny dogfish
Theme_Keyword: striped mullet
Theme_Keyword: spot
Theme_Keyword: American shad
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Georgia
Place_Keyword: North Carolina
Place_Keyword: South Carolina
Place_Keyword: southeast USA
Place_Keyword: Florida
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Neither the State of South Carolina, the Department of Natural Resources, nor any of its employees, is responsible for any improper or incorrect use of the information described and/or contained herein, and assume no responsibility for the use of the information. The ACCSP should be acknowledged as the data source and the SCDNR should be acknowledged as the source of the GIS feature class and layer files in products derived from these data. Although this database does not include any data that does not meet ACCSP confidentiality rules, it is the sole responsibility of the person extracting confidential data from ACCSP to ensure that confidential data are not disclosed via presentation, publication, or other distribution. Users will be held accountable for any violations by the partner granting access. ACCSP acts as the stewards of the data owned by the program partners. Therefore the confidentiality laws, rules, and regulations of the Partner that originally collected the data apply and shall prevail. Additional disclaimers, caveats and other useful information can be found here http://www.accsp.org/datacaveats.html.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: ACCSP
Contact_Person: Ed Martino
Contact_Position: Ph.D. ACCSP Data Team
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical
Address:
1050 Highland St. Suitee 200A-N
City: Arlington
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 22201
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703-842-0786
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 703-842-0779
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ed.martino@accsp.org
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Version 6.2 (Build 9200) ; Esri ArcGIS 10.1.0.3035
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Data_Quality_Information:
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Finfish landings data were requested for the southeastern U.S. coast from the Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP) for the area ranging from 24 to 37 degrees north latitude for a recent five year period (2007-2011). This dataset provides information on the average aggregate landings (aggregated across species) by area code (representing 1x1 degree of latitude and longitude) for finfish species ranked in the top 80% of all landings for the region. The data provided included average pounds per trip, average total pounds per area code, along with the number of years represented. Data are only provided for area codes that had at least 4 years of landing data and met non-confidential criteria established by the ACCSP. Species that represented the top 80% of all finfish landings included American shad, Atlantic croaker, ballyhoo, big eye tuna, black sea bass, bluefish, dolphin, flounder, forktail catfishes, gag grouper, greater amberjack, king mackerel, king whiting, little tuny, menhadens, smooth dogfish, Spanish mackerel, spiny dogfish, spot, striped bass, striped mullet, swordfish, trigger fishes, vermillion snapper, and yellowfin tuna.
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: ACCSP
Contact_Person: Ed Martino
Contact_Position: Ph.D Data Team
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical
Address:
1050 Highland St. Suitee 200A-N
City: Arlington
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 22201
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703-842-0786
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 703-842-0779
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Ed.Martino@accsp.org
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
GIS Processing: A 1 x 1 degree grid was created using the Fishnet tool. The grids were visually matched to the appropriate area codes, which were added as an attribute. Only the grids with available landing data ( total average pounds) were included. Although the original data included other data, only average total pounds per area code, average pounds per trip, and number of years represented were included in the final GIS dataset.
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: SCDNR
Contact_Person: Jessica Boynton
Contact_Position: GIS Manager I
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical
Address:
217 Fort Johnson Rd.
City: Charleston
State_or_Province: SC
Postal_Code: 29412
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 843-953-9163
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 843-953-9820
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: boyntonj@dnr.sc.gov
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Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 20
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: Transverse Mercator
Transverse_Mercator:
Transverse Mercator
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.9996
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -81.0
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.0
False_Easting: 500000.0
False_Northing: 0.0
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.0001
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.0001
Planar_Distance_Units:
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D North American 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: GRS 1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222101
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: FishLandBlock
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
Attribute_Definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AreaCode
Attribute_Definition:
An area of the Atlantic Ocean representing 1x1 degree of latitude and longitude.  Code designation developed by the ACCSP.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AvgTotalLb
Attribute_Definition:
The average total pounds landed per year of finfish representing all species comprising the top 80% of finfish landings from latitudes 24-36 degrees north collected during the five year period from 2007-2011
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape_Length
Attribute_Definition:
Length of feature in internal units.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape_Area
Attribute_Definition:
Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AvgTripLbs
Attribute_Definition:
The average number of pounds landed per fisher trip of finfish representing all species comprising the top 80% of finfish landings from latitudes 24-36 degrees north collected during the period from 2007-2011.  A fisher trip for the most part is a single trip, but sometimes a report represents several trips if a fisher aggregates a few fishing days before reporting the catch.
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Contact_Position: Spatial Data Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address:
Rembert C. Dennis Building P.O. Box 167
City: Columbia
State_or_Province: SC
Postal_Code: 29202
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 803-734-9100
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 803-734-7001
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gisman@dnr.sc.gov
Distribution_Liability:
See access and use constraints information.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: File Geodatabase Feature Class
Digital_Transfer_Option:
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20130218
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: ACCSP
Contact_Person: Ed Martino
Contact_Position: Ph.D. Data Team
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical
Address:
1050 Highland St. Suitee 200A-N
City: Arlington
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 22201
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703-842-0786
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 703-842-0779
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Ed.Martino@accsp.org
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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