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HMAP - History of Marine Animal Populations Database

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Abstract: The HMAP database ( is an open access facility that currently comprises time series of commercial catches covering the period 1611-2000. It is a growing resource and extends more that 240,000 records and more than 100 species. Data are mostly recovered from archives, tax records, custom records or surveys. The facility includes a web guide to the database (the Data ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 85.0   S: 51.32   E: 154.18   W: -67.78

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: HMAP
Dataset Title: HMAP - History of Marine Animal Populations Database
Dataset Release Date: 2002
Dataset Release Place: Hull, United Kingdom
Dataset Publisher: M.G Barnard, N. Ascroft, J.H Nicholls (Comp.) HMAP Database
Data Presentation Form: database
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1611-01-01
Stop Date: 1999-12-31
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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.

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Data Center
International Ocean Biogeographic Information System Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (732) 932-6555 x 565
Fax: (732) 932-8578
Email: evberghe at
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
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None
Email: marboe at
Contact Address:
Roskilde University
Country: DENMARK
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Abundance indices for main commercial fish species caught by trawl from the south-eastern Australian continental shelf from 1918 to 1957 by Neil Klaer in Marine and Freshwater Research 55(6) 561-571. Klaer, N.L. 2001.

Steam trawl catches from south eastern Australia from 1918 to 1957: trends in catch rates and species composition. Marine and Freshwater Research Vol 52, ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23