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Pacific Multispecies Small Mesh Bottom Trawl Survey
Citation
DFO. 2013. Pacific Multispecies Small Mesh Bottom Trawl Survey, Published by OBIS Canada. Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. Ver.2, Digital

Access data
Archived data
Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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Rights holder: 'Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans'
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Description
An OBIS version of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) Pacific multispecies small mesh bottom trawl survey data from 1963-2012. Survey data are collected by DFO stock assessment staff during annual trawl surveys originally designed with the primary purpose of developing indices of abundance of commercial shrimp species. The survey data have now evolved to monitor trends and document all species encountered. more

The original dataset, provided by OBIS Canada, 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 > Benthos, Biology > Birds, Biology > Fish, Biology > Invertebrates
Keywords:
Marine, INE, USA, Alaska, Alaska Gulf, Aves, Crustacea, Invertebrata, Pisces

Geographical coverage
INE, USA, Alaska, Alaska Gulf [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1953 - 2012

Taxonomic coverage
Aves [WoRMS]
Crustacea [WoRMS]
Invertebrata
Pisces [WoRMS]

Parameter
Occurrence of biota

Contributors
Government of Canada; Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), moredata owner

Related datasets
Published in:
OBIS-Canada: Canadian Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-20
Information last updated: 2015-04-21
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