Southeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program - South Atlantic

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MRRI staff, funded by the Southeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program - South Atlantic (SEAMAP-SA) of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) have been conducting a shallow water trawl survey in the coastal zone of the South Atlantic Bight since 1986. SEAMAP-SA Shallow Water Trawl Survey cruises are conducted each year ... View entire text

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The Southeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program (SEAMAP) is a cooperative program to facilitate the collection, management, and dissemination of fisheries independent data from the waters of the southeastern United States. Data collected via SEAMAP are relied upon by government agencies, the commercial and recreational fishing industries, ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 35.23   S: 28.76   E: -75.52   W: -81.44
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 20

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Marine Resources Research Institute
Dataset Title: Southeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program - South Atlantic
Dataset Release Date: 2011
Dataset Release Place: P.O. Box 12559, Charleston, SC 29422, U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: SCDNR SEAMAP-SA Program
Data Presentation Form: database
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1986-11-03
Stop Date: 2010-11-12
ISO Topic Category
TRAWL Ancillary Description
Quality HORIZONTAL POSITIONAL ACCURACY REPORT: Positional accuracy was estimated based on the latitude value, the geographic referencing method used, and the number of decimal places in the coordinate values. Loran C was used to obtain the coordinates from 1986 to 1992 and is accurate to 500 meters. GPS has been used since 1993 and is accurate to 200 meters.
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Use Constraints Prior to use of these records in any analysis or report, South Carolina Marine Resources Research Institute must be notified and if used the provenance of the original data must be acknowledged. Acknowledge the use of specific records from contributing SEAMAP-SA databases and acknowledge the use of the OBIS-USA facility. Recognize the limitations of data in OBIS-USA.
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Data Center
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 303-887-6043
Email: Philip.Goldstein at
Distribution Format: Text
Fees: None
Phone: 843-953-9831
Email: boylanj at
Contact Address:
Box 12559
217 Ft. Johnson Rd.
City: Charleston
Province or State: SC
Postal Code: 29422
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-05-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-02-22
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