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Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR)
Information Portal (InPort)
The FIS InPort Metadata Catalog gives NOAA Fisheries Service and its state and regional partners the capability to share essential information about fisheries-dependent data. By storing information about all NMFS data holdings, InPort will play a critical supporting role in fisheries management.
What data sets are collected?
National Marine Fisheries has many programs to collect fisheries data in order to insure the ongoing vitality of our oceans. Management of fisheries requires accurate data from
- Commercial fisheries
- Accumulative Landings System (ALS)
- Cooperative Tagging System (CTS)
- Fisheries Information System (FIS)
- Fisheries Logbook System (FLS)
- Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Statistics (GSS)
- Highly Migratory Species (HMS)
- Pelagic Observer Program (POP)
- Swordfish Dealer Compliance (SDC)
- Tip Interview Program (TIP)
- Vessel Operating Units (VOU)
- Recreational fisheries
- Social Science data
Fisheries-dependent vs fisheries-independent data
Fisheries Dependent Data
Fishery dependent data are collected directly from the commercial and recreational harvester.
Fisheries Independent Data
When fisheries scientists collect fisheries information independent of commercial or recreational fishing operations, this information is considered fisheries-independent data. Such data are needed to accurately assess marine fish populations and are used in conjunction with fisheries-dependent data for estimating total population size and mortality rates.
Fisheries independent data are collected by scientists conducting resource surveys, such as trawl and seine surveys. These surveys are specifically designed to sample in an objective manner. Consequently, the research vessels do not necessarily sample where fish are most abundant. Instead, the sampling objective is to collect information on a fish population throughout its entire geographic range.
How Do I...?
- Distinguish a white marlin from a spearfish
- How do I report a stranded/ beached whale, dolphin, or turtle?
- How do I report a lionfish sighting?
- Access SouthEast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR)
- How do I report for my fishing/dealer permit requirements?
- How do I report a retrieved tag?
- How do I find current fishery closures?
- How do I adopt a billfish?
- How do I register my billfish tournament?
- How do I apply for a permit?
- Visit the SEFSC library
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