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Recreational Sport Fisheries Data (FGDC Format)


Title: Recreational Sport Fisheries Data for Southern California

Publication Place: La Jolla, California

Publication Organization: NMFS

Publication Date: 1959-1998

Content Type: database


Abstract: This data set contains the L.A. Times daily summary of Sport Fish catches for the southern California region for 1959-1998 from Ensenada, Mexico in the south northward to San Simeon, California in the north.

Purpose: This data set has been compiled as a means for persons interested in the recreational marine commercial passenger sport boat fishery in southern California to look at historical trends in catches effort for various species. The original data has been provided to the Los Angeles Times by individual commercial sport fish landings and carried by the L.A. Times as an informational service to their subscribers. The data set is a fairly complete and objective time series of commercial sport fish catches in the southern California region providing a unique opportunity to look at long and short term trends in catches & effort. The NMFS Fisheries Resource Division has compiled the data for a 40 year time period 1959-1998, and presented it in a format allowing extraction of catch and effort data by date, species, and location.


Progress: In work

Update Frequency: Annually

Currentness: Complete to 2 years prior

Spatial Domain

West Bounding Coordinate: 123
East Bounding Coordinate: 116
North Bounding Coordinate: 36
South Bounding Coordinate: 30


Commercial Passenger Fishing Vessel
Sport Fisherman

Avila Bay
Dana Point
Del Mar
Hermosa Beach
Huntington Beach
Imperial Beach
Long Beach
Marina Del Ray
Morro Bay
Newport Beach
Paradise Cove
Port Hueneme
Redondo Beach
San Clemente
San Diego
San Pedro
San Simeon
Santa Barbara
Santa Monica
Seal Beach

Access Constraints: None

Security Information: None

Point of Contact

Email: Ed.Weber@noaa.gov
Name: Ed Weber
Address: 8901 La Jolla Shores Drive
City: La Jolla
State: CA
Zip: 92037
Voice: (858) 546-5676
Fax: (858) 546-7003