Washington Commercial Groundfish Fisheries Data Collection and Processing
 
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Washington Commercial Groundfish Fisheries Data Collection and Processing

Category: Fish/Shellfish Research and Management - Fish/Shellfish Research

Date Published: April 2015

Number of Pages: 237

Publication Number: FPT 15-07

Author(s): Tien-Shui Tsou, Phillip M. Weyland and Mariko Langness

ABSTRACT:
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) supports groundfish stock assessments and management of fisheries through several interrelated groups that collect and process biological and catch data. The commercial components of these data are collected and processed from four data sources: fish receiving tickets, fisheries logbooks, species composition sampling, and biological sampling. This report describes current WDFW commercial groundfish fisheries data processing procedures.