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Great Lakes Commercial Fishing Database
Entry ID: brdglsc0001

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Summary
Abstract:

The Great Lakes Commercial Fishing Database contains commercial fishing data

from the United States. The states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota,

New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin gather monthly fishing reports and

forward them to the Great Lakes Center. The database provides the fisherman's

name, information about the vessel, the estimated ...


Methodology:

The database is not a scientific one. The data is reported by individual

licensed fishermen to each state juridsdiction. The states gather monthly

fishing reports and forward them to the Great Lakes Science Center. GLSC then

compiles all of the information into a database each year and produces an

annual summary that is called the NOAA report. It is sent to the National

Marine Fishery Service (NMFS) and is included with commercial fishing data from

the entire United States into a publication.


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Purpose:

The purpose is to provide information about the Great Lakes Fishing catch to a
wide variety of users.

Related URL
Description: View reports from 1971 to 2011

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Gregory Smith; Scott Nelson; Great Lakes Science Center, BRD, U.S. Geological Survey
Dataset Title: Great Lakes Commercial Fishing Database
Dataset Release Date: 1996-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Ann Arbor, MI
Dataset Publisher: Great Lakes Science Center, Biological Resources Division, USGS
Version: Not provided
Online Resource: http://www.glsc.usgs.gov/commercial-fishing-reports
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1929-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Stop Date: 2011-12-31T23:59:59.999Z
Quality Contact individual states for information about accuracy.
Data Set Progress
ACTIVE
Data Center
Great Lakes Science Center, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
Data Center URL: http://www.glsc.usgs.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SCOTT NELSON
Phone: (734) 214-7243
Email: scott_nelson at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
Great Lakes Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
1451 Green Road
City: Ann Arbor
Province or State: Michigan
Postal Code: 48105
Country: USA
Personnel
SCOTT NELSON
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (734) 214-7243
Email: scott_nelson at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
Great Lakes Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
1451 Green Road
City: Ann Arbor
Province or State: Michigan
Postal Code: 48105
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1970-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-04-21