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Marine and Coastal Management (MCM) - Linefish Dataset
Entry ID: mcm_linefish

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Summary
Abstract: Marine and Coastal Management (MCM) is one of four branches of the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism. It is the regulatory authority responsible for managing all marine and coastal activities. The linefish dataset is collected around the Southern African Coast, and currently contains 2759599 records of 63 families. For ease of extraction the dataset has been divided into 42 smaller datasets - one per semester for each year from 1985 to 2005.
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Description: Marine and Coastal Management - Linefish Dataset (Second Semester of 1991)
(AfrOBIS)
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -8.81   S: -34.83   E: 40.51   W: 11.74

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Marine and Coastal Management, South Africa
Dataset Title: Linefish Dataset
Dataset Release Place: Cape Town, South Africa
Dataset Publisher: AfrOBIS, South Africa
Online Resource: http://www.iobis.org/
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1885-01-01
Stop Date: 2005-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 100 m
Longitude Resolution: 100 m
Horizontal Resolution Range: 100 meters - < 250 meters
ISO Topic Category
Platform
SHIPS Ancillary Description
Quality Wrongly entered positions were corrected according to the locality.
Access Constraints None.
Use Constraints Acknowledge the use of specific records from contributing databases in the form
appearing in the 'Citation' field thereof (if any); and acknowledge the use of
the OBIS facility.

For information purposes, email to obissupport@marine.rutgers.edu the full
citation of any publication made (printed or electronic) that cites OBIS or any
constituent part.

Recognize the limitations of data in OBIS.
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Data Center
International Ocean Biogeographic Information System Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.iobis.org/

Data Center Personnel
Name: EDWARD VANDEN BERGHE
Phone: (732) 932-6555 x 565
Fax: (732) 932-8578
Email: evberghe at iobis.org
Contact Address:
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Rutgers University
71 Dudley Road
City: New Brunswick
Province or State: NJ
Postal Code: 08901-8521
Country: USA
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Distribution
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: cwilke at deat.gov.za
Contact Address:
Marine & Coastal Management
City: Cape Town
Country: SOUTH AFRICA
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Publications/References
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-12-01

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