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MARMAP Short Bottom Longline 1990-2009
Entry ID: MARMAP_ShortBottomLongline

Abstract: Abundance and biomass of fish species collected during the day from 1979 to 2000 off the coast of the southeastern United States (Cape Fear, NC to Cape Canaveral, FL). The short bottom longline consists of 25.6 m of 6.4-mm treated solid braid Dacron groundline. 20 gangions (#5 or #7 hooks) are placed 1.2 m apart on the groundline, which is attached to polypropylene line and buoyed to the surface with polyball buoy and a trailer Hi-Flyer buoy.

Purpose: For thirty years, the Marine Resources Research Institute (MRRI) at the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), through the Marine Resources Monitoring, Assessment and Prediction (MARMAP) program, has conducted fisheries-independent research on groundfish, reef fish, ichthyoplankton, and coastal pelagic fishes within the region between Cape Lookout, North Carolina, and Ft Pierce, ... View entire text
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Description: This is the project homepage for the MARMAP program.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 34.19   S: 29.91   E: -76.12   W: -80.28
Min Depth: 51 Max Depth: 220

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Marcel Reichert
Dataset Title: MARMAP Short Bottom Longline 1990-2009
Dataset Release Date: 2010
Dataset Release Place: Marine Resources Research Institute, South Carolina Dept of Natural Resources
Dataset Publisher: SCDNR/NOAA MARMAP Program
Data Presentation Form: database
Other Citation Details: Retrieve from
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1979-02-22
Stop Date: 2000-08-16
ISO Topic Category
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: The data has been in use by the agency and other agencies since its inception. The database has undergone rigorous quality checks.

HORIZONTAL POSITIONAL ACCURACY REPORT: Used Differential GPS. Data is truncated to 2nd decimal point (about 1500 meters) with respect to location due to confidentiality.
Access Constraints To view constraints placed on dataset, please see Policy 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, MARMAP must be notified and if used the provenance of the original data must be acknowledged. Acknowledge the use of specific records from contributing MARMAP 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: MARMAP_ShortBottomLongline

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 303-887-6043
Email: Philip.Goldstein at
Distribution Format: Text
Fees: None
Phone: 843-953-5778
Fax: 843-953-9820
Email: reichertm at
Contact Address:
Marine Resources Research Institute PO Box 12559
City: Charleston
Province or State: SC
Postal Code: 29422-2559
Country: United States of America
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-01-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23

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