FishLatBin

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program
Title:
FishLatBin
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 species based on where the species was captured within blocks of the Atlantic Ocean representing 1x1 degree latitude and longitude. This dataset shows all of the 1 x 1 blocks combined into latitude bins for landings data at the species level. Species data can only be presented by latitude bins due to confidentiality limitations. For example, the average total pounds landed per year from 2007 -- 2011 in the region between 24 and 25 degrees N is in the 24 degree bin. 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 by species 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: -81.498205
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.659194
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.343196
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 23.783309
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: finfish
Theme_Keyword: spiny dogfish
Theme_Keyword: bluefish
Theme_Keyword: American shad
Theme_Keyword: striped bass
Theme_Keyword: spot
Theme_Keyword: flounder
Theme_Keyword: yellowfin tuna
Theme_Keyword: smooth dogfish
Theme_Keyword: vermilion snapper
Theme_Keyword: gag grouper
Theme_Keyword: menhadens
Theme_Keyword: king whiting
Theme_Keyword: ACCSP
Theme_Keyword: latitude bins
Theme_Keyword: dolphin
Theme_Keyword: triggerfishes
Theme_Keyword: Atlantic croaker
Theme_Keyword: forktail catfishes
Theme_Keyword: greater amberjack
Theme_Keyword: little tunny
Theme_Keyword: Spanish mackerel
Theme_Keyword: swordfish
Theme_Keyword: striped mullet
Theme_Keyword: king mackerel
Theme_Keyword: black sea bass
Theme_Keyword: ballyhoo
Theme_Keyword: landings
Theme_Keyword: big eye tuna
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Florida
Place_Keyword: North Carolina
Place_Keyword: southeast USA
Place_Keyword: South Carolina
Place_Keyword: Georgia
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 landings summaries by species for each one degree latitude bin between 24 and 37 degrees north latitudes. These data had to be summarized at the courser one degree latitude bins rather than area code bins due to confidentiality issues. Only the landings for the species representing the top 80% of all finfish landings for the region are provided. The same species noted in the average total finfish landings database are listed with respect to average total pounds landed per one degree latitude bin, for the entire five year period where records could be provided (to meet confidentiality rules), The number of years represented in the five year period for each species is also provided. 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 area codes for the southeast, which were added as an attribute. The grids were converted to lines, the intermediate longitude lines were deleted. Then the remaining lines were converted back to polygon to create "latitude bins". Although the original data included other attributes, only average total pounds and number of years per "latitude bin" was 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: 13
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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: FishLatBin
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: LatBinID
Attribute_Definition:
Represents the latitude where specific species were harvested.  A latitude of 30 degrees North means that the species was caught between 30 and 31 degrees north. 
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GrAmbrJkA
Attribute_Definition:
The average total pounds landed per year between 2007 - 2011 for Greater Amberjack.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GrAmbrJkYr
Attribute_Definition:
The number of years data were available to compute the landings data.  Some area codes and latitude bins may have fewer than five years of data due to confidentiality rules. 
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BalyhooAv
Attribute_Definition:
The average total pounds landed per year between 2007 - 2011 for Ballyhoo.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BallyhooYr
Attribute_Definition:
The number of years data were available to compute the landings data.  Some area codes and latitude bins may have fewer than five years of data due to confidentiality rules.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BlkSBassAv
Attribute_Definition:
The average total pounds landed per year between 2007 - 2011 for Black Sea Bass.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BlkSBassYr
Attribute_Definition:
The number of years data were available to compute the landings data.  Some area codes and latitude bins may have fewer than five years of data due to confidentiality rules.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: StrpdBssAv
Attribute_Definition:
The average total pounds landed per year between 2007 - 2011 for Striped Bass.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: StrpdBssYr
Attribute_Definition:
The number of years data were available to compute the landings data.  Some area codes and latitude bins may have fewer than five years of data due to confidentiality rules.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BluefshAvg
Attribute_Definition:
The average total pounds landed per year between 2007 - 2011 for Bluefish.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BluefshYrs
Attribute_Definition:
The number of years data were available to compute the landings data.  Some area codes and latitude bins may have fewer than five years of data due to confidentiality rules.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FktCtfshAv
Attribute_Definition:
The average total pounds landed per year between 2007 - 2011 for Forked Catfish.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FktCtfshYr
Attribute_Definition:
The number of years data were available to compute the landings data.  Some area codes and latitude bins may have fewer than five years of data due to confidentiality rules.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AtCrkrAvg
Attribute_Definition:
The average total pounds landed per year between 2007 - 2011 for Atlantic croaker.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AtCrkrYrs
Attribute_Definition:
The number of years data were available to compute the landings data.  Some area codes and latitude bins may have fewer than five years of data due to confidentiality rules.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SmtDgfshAv
Attribute_Definition:
The average total pounds landed per year between 2007 - 2011 for Smooth Dogfish.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SmtDgfshYr
Attribute_Definition:
The number of years data were available to compute the landings data.  Some area codes and latitude bins may have fewer than five years of data due to confidentiality rules.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SpyDgfshAv
Attribute_Definition:
The average total pounds landed per year between 2007 - 2011 for Spiny dogfish.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SpyDgfshYr
Attribute_Definition:
The number of years data were available to compute the landings data.  Some area codes and latitude bins may have fewer than five years of data due to confidentiality rules.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DlpnAvg
Attribute_Definition:
The average total pounds landed per year between 2007 - 2011 for Dolphin.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DlpnYrs
Attribute_Definition:
The number of years data were available to compute the landings data.  Some area codes and latitude bins may have fewer than five years of data due to confidentiality rules.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FlndrAvrg
Attribute_Definition:
The average total pounds landed per year between 2007 - 2011 for Flounder.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FlndrYrs
Attribute_Definition:
The number of years data were available to compute the landings data.  Some area codes and latitude bins may have fewer than five years of data due to confidentiality rules.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GagGrpAvg
Attribute_Definition:
The average total pounds landed per year between 2007 - 2011 for Gag grouper.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GagGrpYrs
Attribute_Definition:
The number of years data were available to compute the landings data.  Some area codes and latitude bins may have fewer than five years of data due to confidentiality rules.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RedGrprAvg
Attribute_Definition:
The average total pounds landed per year between 2007 - 2011 for Red grouper.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RedGrprYrs
Attribute_Definition:
The number of years data were available to compute the landings data.  Some area codes and latitude bins may have fewer than five years of data due to confidentiality rules.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: KgMckrlAv
Attribute_Definition:
The average total pounds landed per year between 2007 - 2011 for King mackerel.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: KgMckrlYrs
Attribute_Definition:
The number of years data were available to compute the landings data.  Some area codes and latitude bins may have fewer than five years of data due to confidentiality rules.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SpshMckrlA
Attribute_Definition:
The average total pounds landed per year between 2007 - 2011 for Spanish mackerel.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SpshMckrlY
Attribute_Definition:
The number of years data were available to compute the landings data.  Some area codes and latitude bins may have fewer than five years of data due to confidentiality rules.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MnhadnAvg
Attribute_Definition:
The average total pounds landed per year between 2007 - 2011 for menhaden.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MnhadnYrs
Attribute_Definition:
The number of years data were available to compute the landings data.  Some area codes and latitude bins may have fewer than five years of data due to confidentiality rules.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: StrpdMtAvg
Attribute_Definition:
The average total pounds landed per year between 2007 - 2011 for Striped mullet.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: StrpdMtYrs
Attribute_Definition:
The number of years data were available to compute the landings data.  Some area codes and latitude bins may have fewer than five years of data due to confidentiality rules.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AmrnShdAvg
Attribute_Definition:
The average total pounds landed per year between 2007 - 2011 for American shad.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AmrnShdYrs
Attribute_Definition:
The number of years data were available to compute the landings data.  Some area codes and latitude bins may have fewer than five years of data due to confidentiality rules.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: VmlnSnprAv
Attribute_Definition:
The average total pounds landed per year between 2007 - 2011 for Vermilion snapper.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: VmlnSnprYr
Attribute_Definition:
The number of years data were available to compute the landings data.  Some area codes and latitude bins may have fewer than five years of data due to confidentiality rules.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: YlwtlSnpAv
Attribute_Definition:
The average total pounds landed per year between 2007 - 2011 for Yellow snapper.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: YlwtlSnpYr
Attribute_Definition:
The number of years data were available to compute the landings data.  Some area codes and latitude bins may have fewer than five years of data due to confidentiality rules.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SpotAvrg
Attribute_Definition:
The average total pounds landed per year between 2007 - 2011 for Spot.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SpotYrs
Attribute_Definition:
The number of years data were available to compute the landings data.  Some area codes and latitude bins may have fewer than five years of data due to confidentiality rules.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SwrdfshA
Attribute_Definition:
The average total pounds landed per year between 2007 - 2011 for Swordfish.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SwrdfshYrs
Attribute_Definition:
The number of years data were available to compute the landings data.  Some area codes and latitude bins may have fewer than five years of data due to confidentiality rules.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TrgrfshAvg
Attribute_Definition:
The average total pounds landed per year between 2007 - 2011 for Triggerfish.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TrgrfshYrs
Attribute_Definition:
The number of years data were available to compute the landings data.  Some area codes and latitude bins may have fewer than five years of data due to confidentiality rules.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BEyeTnaAvg
Attribute_Definition:
The average total pounds landed per year between 2007 - 2011 for Big eye tuna.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BEyeTnaYrs
Attribute_Definition:
The number of years data were available to compute the landings data.  Some area codes and latitude bins may have fewer than five years of data due to confidentiality rules.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: YlwfnTnaAv
Attribute_Definition:
The average total pounds landed per year between 2007 - 2011 for Yellowfin tuna.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: YlwfnTnaYr
Attribute_Definition:
The number of years data were available to compute the landings data.  Some area codes and latitude bins may have fewer than five years of data due to confidentiality rules.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LtlTnnyAvg
Attribute_Definition:
The average total pounds landed per year between 2007 - 2011 for Little tunny.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LtlTnnyYrs
Attribute_Definition:
The number of years data were available to compute the landings data.  Some area codes and latitude bins may have fewer than five years of data due to confidentiality rules.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: KngWhitngA
Attribute_Definition:
The average total pounds landed per year between 2007 - 2011 for king whiting.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: KngWhngYrs
Attribute_Definition:
The number of years data were available to compute the landings data.  Some area codes and latitude bins may have fewer than five years of data due to confidentiality rules.
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.
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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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