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Great Lakes Commercial Fishing Catches 1929-2013

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
1929-01-01
End Date
2013-12-31

Citation

USGS Great Lakes Science Center, Great Lakes Commercial Fishing Catches 1929-2013: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F73T9FB3.

Summary

Since 1971 the Great Lakes Science Center (GLSC), formerly known as the National Fishery Center-Great Lakes (National Biological Service), the Great Lakes Fishery Laboratory (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)(FWS/GLFL), and the Ann Arbor Biological Laboratory (Bureau of Commercial Fisheries), have acted as repositories for the processing, reporting, and storage of U.S. Great Lakes commercial fishery statistics. The GLSC prepares annual summaries of these data for use by federal and state resource managers and other interested public and private organizations. The data collection system was organized in 1926 by Dr. John Van Oosten of the Bureau of Fisheries and was first put to use by the State of Michigan in 1927. Commercial fishermen [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
U.S. Geological Survey, Midwest Region
Originator :
Great Lakes Science Center
Metadata Contact :
Alana M Schaffer
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems
SDC Data Owner :
Great Lakes Science Center

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Comcat_1971_2013.accdb 922.98 MB
Memorandum of Agreement.pdf 71.16 KB
Data Review Statement for the Great Lakes Commercial Fishing Database.docx 13.92 KB
COMCAT_FGDC_2013.xml
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Purpose

The database has been maintained by the Great Lakes Science Center since 1974 under an informal arrangement with the states and a memorandum of agreement between FWS/GLFL and the National Marine Fisheries Service (USDC/NOAA). The agreement provides that FWS/GLFL will receive, compile, and maintain the commercial fishery database and related computer programs, and GLFL will regularly Provide summaries of these data to NMFS.

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  • Great Lakes Science Center (GLSC)
  • USGS Data Release Products

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