Oil Industry Fisheries Data

The primary object of the fish trawl assessment program is to estimate the relative abundance (numbers) and biomass (weight), species composition, and biological information on benthic and pelagic marine fish and invertebrate communities within the study areas. Bottom and pelagic trawl nets are deployed at each station and towed for approximately 5 to 15 minutes at an approximate speed of 2 to 4 knots. On average a 15 minute trawl tow covers a distance of approximately 926 meters (3,050 ft.). State-of-the-art instrumentation records all trawl performance data during each tow, allowing an accurate estimate of area surveyed. Biologists sort the catch, weigh and count animals by species, and collect samples for studies of diet and ecosystem relationships. Common fish species seen in the trawl surveys in the Chukchi Sea are mostly small and include Arctic cod, Pacific sandlance, capelin and several species of sculpins. Common invertebrate species are numerous and include snow crab, a variety of sea stars, brittle stars and molluscs. This dataset is part of the Pacific Marine Arctic Regional Synthesis (PacMARS) Project.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2008-07-20T00:00:00Z
    End:  2011-10-04T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2008-07-20T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2011-10-04T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 71.61833
Bounding Box South Lat 70.64328
Bounding Box West Long -166.03018
Bounding Box East Long -162.18727
Spatial Representation grid
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links

Documentation #1 : 2011_Final_Fisheries.pdf

Documentation #2 : 2012_CSESP_Fishes_Final_Report.pdf

Documentation #3 : FISH_CAPTURE_Metadata.html

Documentation #4 : FISH_CATCH_Metadata.html

Documentation #5 : FISH_SPECIMEN_Metadata.html

Documentation #6 : FR_2009_FSH_UAF_Chukchi_Fisheries.pdf

Documentation #7 : FR_2010_FSH_Chukchi_Fish_Synthesis.pdf

Documentation #8 : FR_2010_FSH_LGL_Chukchi_Sea_Fish_Studies.pdf

Documentation #9 : FSH_CPUE_2011_Metadata_Ed2.html

Documentation #10 : FSH_HAUL_2011_Metadata_Ed2.html

Documentation #11 : FSH_LENGTH_FREQ_2011_Metadata_Ed2.html

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Resource Format ZIP: PKZIP (application/zip)
Standardized Resource Format Archive
Asset Size 6 MB
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Resource Support Name EOL Data Support
Resource Support Email datahelp@eol.ucar.edu
Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Distributor UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Metadata Contact Name EOL Data Support
Metadata Contact Email datahelp@eol.ucar.edu
Metadata Contact Organization UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory

Author Brenda L Norcross
Abby L Antonelis
Kyle L. Antonelis
S. S. Carroll
Stephen T Crawford
Lorena Edenfield
Benny J. Gallaway
Christine Gleason
Scott E. Goodman
Brenda A. Holladay
Jeffrey A June
Robert M. Meyer
Justin Priest
Scott W. Raborn
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2013-05-30T15:08:46
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.5065/D6G44N92
Alternate Identifier 255.040
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category oceans
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-02-07T22:43:48Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::255.040
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Brenda L Norcross, Abby L Antonelis, Kyle L. Antonelis, S. S. Carroll, Stephen T Crawford, Lorena Edenfield, Benny J. Gallaway, Christine Gleason, Scott E. Goodman, Brenda A. Holladay, Jeffrey A June, Robert M. Meyer, Justin Priest, Scott W. Raborn. (2013). Oil Industry Fisheries Data. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/D6G44N92. Accessed 23 February 2024.

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