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NOAA Southeast Fishery Science Center (SEFSC) Commercial Pelagic Observer Program (POP) Data
Citation
Southeast Fisheries Science Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (year). NOAA Southeast Fishery Science Center (SEFSC) Commercial Pelagic Observer Program (POP) Data. Consulted on http://www.iobis.org on [date].

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Description
Observations of catch data from US commercial fishing and processing vessels. more

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) deploys fishery observers to collect catch data from US commercial fishing and processing vessels. Nearly 20 different fisheries are monitored by observer programs annually. NMFS has been using observers to collect fisheries data from 1972 to the present. Observers have monitored fishing activities on all US coasts, collecting data for a range of conservation and management issues. The National Marine Fisheries Service coordinates observer program management through the NMFS Office of Science and Technology/National Observer Program (NOP). The NOP seeks to support observer programs and increase their usefulness to the overall goals of NMFS. Improvements in data collection, observer training, and the integration of observer data with other research are among the important issues that the NOP works with on a national level. The original dataset, provided by SEFSC_POP, contains all distribution records. The dataset in OBIS Seamap is a subset of the original dataset, only containing marine mammal, seabird and/or sea turtle records.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Birds, Biology > Fish, Biology > Mammals, Biology > Reptiles
Keywords:
Marine, A, Atlantic, ASW, Mexico Gulf

Geographical coverage
A, Atlantic [Marine Regions]
ASW, Mexico Gulf [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
23 February 1980 - 30 December 2005

Contributors
Federal Government of the United States of America; Department of Commerce; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; National Marine Fisheries Service; Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC), moredata owner

Related datasets
Published in:
OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more
OBIS-USA: US Ocean Biogeographic Informaton System, more

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Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-19
Information last updated: 2016-06-29
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