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Maine Department of Marine Resources Inshore Trawl Survey 2000-2009
Entry ID: ME_DMR_Trawl

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Abstract: The Maine-New Hampshire Inshore Trawl Survey is conducted twice a year, for five weeks at a time, always starting in New Hampshire and ending off Grand Manan. The spring surveys start the first week of May, and the fall surveys start the first week of October. Data collected by the survey include: (1) Fish and invertebrate weights and lengths, (2) Biological measures (sex, maturity, age) for ... View entire text

Purpose: To provide data to state and federal fisheries managers on a variety of managed finfish and shellfish for the inshore Gulf of Maine, along the coasts of Maine and New Hampshire. The data is used in stock assessments and other regulatory processes.

Data was published in 2010 on the OBIS-USA web site and is available at

Record Count 38661, Taxa Count 147

Spatial Data Organization Information - Indirect Spatial Reference: Inshore Gulf of Maine, Direct Spatial Reference: point

Geodetic Model: Horizontal Datum Name: North American Datum 1983
Related URL
Description: Further information about the Inshore Trawl Survey can be found on the Maine Department of Marine Resources home page.

Description: This will direct you to the OBIS-USA web site. Select Participants and Datasets from the panel on the left. Scroll down to ME_DMR_Trawl and click on the "Go" button on the right for a Dataset Detail screen where you will see a map of dataset contents, and tabs for options to Get Data, see Metadata, or use the Data Dashboard for that dataset.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 44.82   S: 42.85   E: -66.87   W: -70.83
Min Depth: 4.2 Max Depth: 203

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Sally Sherman
Dataset Title: Maine Department of Marine Resources Inshore Trawl Survey 2000-2009
Dataset Release Date: 2010
Dataset Release Place: P.O. Box 8, West Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04575.
Dataset Publisher: Maine Department of Marine Resources
Data Presentation Form: Database
Other Citation Details: Retrieve from
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-10-30
Stop Date: 2009-11-05
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SHIPS Ancillary Description
TRAWL Ancillary Description
Quality Data is proofed by hand and edited for outliers by computer. Drop down lists and lookup tables used for input, no tests used. All data and comments entered into database. DGPS coordinates within system accuracy.
Access Constraints To view constraints placed on dataset, please see Policies and Disclaimer section (from the panel on the left) on OBIS-USA web site at

DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: OBIS-USA renders information prepared by contributors accessible through dynamic on-line publication. It does not peer-review the quality of the data provided. However, it is confident ... View entire text
Use Constraints Prior to use of these records in any analysis or report, Maine Department of Marine Resources must be notified and if used the provenance of the original data must be acknowledged. Acknowledge the use of specific records from contributing Maine DMR databases and acknowledge the use of the OBIS-USA facility. Recognize the limitations of data in OBIS-USA.
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: ME_DMR_Trawl

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 303-887-6043
Email: Philip.Goldstein at
Distribution Media: Annual reports available online. Data CD's available on request from Maine DMR.
Distribution Format: ASCII (ORACLE database)
Fees: Gratuit-Free

Distribution Media: Data download from Obis-Usa
Distribution Format: Text
Fees: Free
Phone: +01-207-633-9503
Fax: +01-207-633-9579
Email: sally.sherman at
Contact Address:
PO Box 8
City: W. Boothbay Hbr.
Province or State: Maine
Postal Code: 04575
Country: United States of America
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-02-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-05-09