AFSC/REFM: Movement of Alaska skates (Bathyraja parmifera) in the Bering Sea , determined through conventional tagging

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    Identification_Information:

    Citation:
    Citation_Information:
    Originator: Olav A.Ormseth
    Originator: Alaska Fisheries Science Center
    Publication_Date: Unpublished material
    Title:
    AFSC/REFM: Movement of Alaska skates (Bathyraja parmifera) in the Bering Sea , determined through conventional tagging
    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
    Description:

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    Abstract:
    This dataset contains the results of a tagging study being conducted on the Alaska skate (Bathyraja parmifera) in the eastern Bering Sea. The purpose of the study is to gain a basic understanding of the timing and spatial pattern of movements of Alaska skates in the Bering Sea. The tags used are conventional (i.e. non-electronic) tags that are generally recovered through commercial fishery catches of skates. Skates were tagged aboard the AFSC eastern Bering Sea shelf surveys in 2008, 2009, and 2010. Skates greater than 60 cm total length received a Floy dart tag; skates smaller than 60 cm total length received a Floy T-bar tag. A reward system was implemented to encourage recovery of tags, but as there are no directed fisheries for skates the number of tags recovered is expected to be relatively low. As of February 2012, 30 tags have been recovered out of approximately 3,000 tagged skates. This dataset will be updated on a regular basis as more tags are recovered.
    Purpose:
    Describe spatial movements of the Alaska skate, Bathyraja parmifera

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    Time_Period_of_Content:
    Time_Period_Information:
    Range_of_Dates/Times:
    Beginning_Date: 2008
    Ending_Date: 2012
    Currentness_Reference:
    ground condition

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    Status:
    Progress: in work
    Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: yearly

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    Spatial_Domain:
    Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
    eastern Bering Sea
    Bounding_Coordinates:
    West_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -155.0
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 65.0
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 50.0

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    Keywords:
    Theme:
    Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO19115
    Theme_Keyword: Biota
    Theme_Keyword: Environment
    Theme_Keyword: Oceans
    Theme:
    Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
    Theme_Keyword: tagging
    Theme_Keyword: migration
    Place:
    Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
    Place_Keyword: Alaska
    Place_Keyword: Bering Sea

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    Taxonomy:
    Keywords/Taxon:
    Taxonomic_Keyword_Thesaurus:
    none
    Taxonomic_Keywords: fish
    Taxonomic_Keywords: skate
    Taxonomic_Classification:
    Taxon_Rank_Name: Kingdom
    Taxon_Rank_Value: Animalia
    Taxonomic_Classification:
    Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
    Taxon_Rank_Value: Bathyraja
    Taxonomic_Classification:
    Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
    Taxon_Rank_Value: parmifera
    Applicable_Common_Name: Alaska skate

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    Access_Constraints: For scientific, management, and regulation compliance purposes, all data collected by observers are confidential under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act; as amended, Public Law 109-479; 16 U.S.C. 1853; implemented at 50 CFR 679.50. Therefore unprocessed (raw) data can be shared only with authorized persons; however aggregated forms of the data are generally available.
    Use_Constraints:
    The user must adhere to restrictions placed on publication of data by the Magnuson-Stevens Act as amended in 2006.

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    Point_of_Contact:
    Contact_Information:
    Contact_Organization_Primary:
    Contact_Organization: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC) Resource Ecology and Fisheries Management Division (REFM)
    Contact_Address:
    Address_Type: mailing and physical
    Address: 7600 Sand Point Way N.E., Bldg. 4
    City: Seattle
    State_or_Province: WA
    Postal_Code: 98115
    Country: USA
    Contact_Voice_Telephone: 206-526-4242
    Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: olav.ormseth@noaa.gov
    Browse_Graphic:
    Browse_Graphic_File_Name: http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/metadata-images/REFM/SSMAskate_tag.PNG
    Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
    tagged skate
    Browse_Graphic_File_Type: url
    Native_Data_Set_Environment:
    Access

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    Data_Quality_Information:
    Logical_Consistency_Report:
    Not applicable.
    Completeness_Report:
    Not applicable.

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    Lineage:
    Process_Step:
    Process_Description:
    NA
    Process_Date: Unknown

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    Metadata_Reference_Information:
    Metadata_Date: 20120222
    Metadata_Contact:
    Contact_Information:
    Contact_Organization_Primary:
    Contact_Organization: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC) Resource Ecology and Fisheries Management Division (REFM)
    Contact_Address:
    Address_Type: mailing and physical
    Address: 7600 Sand Point Way N.E., Bldg. 4
    City: Seattle
    State_or_Province: WA
    Postal_Code: 98115
    Country: USA
    Contact_Voice_Telephone: not available
    Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: AFSC.metadata@noaa.gov
    Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Biological Data Profile of the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
    Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001.1-1999