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Bureau of Rural Sciences National commercial fisheries half-degree data set 2000-2002 (OBIS Australia)
Entry ID: brs_2000-2

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Abstract: Australian national commercial fisheries presence data summarized by
half-degree square, year (2000-2002) and species name. Cells with less than 5
boats represented are excluded, as are commercial "taxa" which represent
multiple or otherwise unidentified species. The dataset contains 60,445 records
representing 390 separate species. Additional summary information including
catch weights and gross value product per species per square per year is
available via the National Atlas of Commercial Marine Fisheries and Coastal
Communities which is accessible from the Bureau of Rural Sciences (BRS) home
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -9.0   S: -48.0   E: 168.0   W: 106.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Bureau of Rural Sciences National commercial fisheries half-degree data set 2000-2002
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-01-01
Stop Date: 2002-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: Data are aggregated by 0.5 degree square
Longitude Resolution: Data are aggregated by 0.5 degree square
Horizontal Resolution Range: 50 km - < 100 km or approximately .5 degree - < 1 degree
Temporal Resolution: Yearly
Temporal Resolution Range: Annual
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SHIPS Ancillary Description
Quality Data are from commercial catch returns but most are commercial species so
should be correctly identified.
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 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
Data Center
Bureau of Rural Sciences, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Email: James.Larcombe at
Contact Address:
Bureau of Rural Sciences
GPO Box 858
City: Canberra
Province or State: ACT
Postal Code: 2601
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Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None
Email: philip.bohm at
Contact Address:
CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research
GPO Box 1538
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-04-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23