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Fish/Shellfish Surveys (F123)

This file format is used for data from field sampling of marine fish and shellfish. The data derive from analysis of midwater or bottom tow catches and provide information on population density and distribution. Cruise information, position, date, time, gear type, fishing distance and duration, and number of hauls are reported for each survey. Environmental data may include meteorological conditions, surface and bottom temperature and salinity, and current direction and speed. Bottom trawl or other gear dimensions and characteristics are also reported. Catch statistics (e.g., weight, volume, number of fish per unit volume) may be reported for both total haul and for individual species. Biological characteristics of selected specimens, predator/ prey information (from stomach contents analysis), and growth data may also be included. A text record is available for comments.

File Structure:

Seventeen 82-character records: (1) Cruise Header Record, (2) Station Header Record, (3) Environment Record, (4) Bottom Trawl Record, (5) Individ- ual Sample Record, (6) Miscellaneous Gear Record, (7) Length-Frequency Record, (8) Average Catch Record, (9) Individual Species Catch Record, (10) Individual Specimen Record (Fish), (11) Individual Specimen Record (Crustacean), (12) Individual Predator Record, (13) Prey Record-Individual Predator, (14) Predator Summary Record, (15) Prey Summary Record, (16) Text Record, and (17) Growth Record.

File Format:

Fish/Shellfish Surveys (F123)
PARAMETER DESCRIPTION STARTING COLUMN FIELD LENGTH
CRUISE HEADER RECORD
NODC FILE NUMBER ALWAYS '123' 1 3
NODC TRACK NUMBER 6-CHARACTER UNIQUE CRUISE OR DATA SET IDENTIFIER ASSIGNED BY NODC 4 6
RECORD NUMBER ALWAYS 'A' - THIS RECORD SHOULD BE USED ONLY ONCE FOR EACH FILE ID. INFORMATION SHOULD AGREE WITH THAT IN THE DOCUMENTATION THAT ACCOMPANIES THE DATA. 10 1
VESSEL/PLATFORM NAME ELEVEN-CHARACTER FIELD 11 11
CRUISE NUMBER SIX-CHARACTER FIELD ASSIGNED BY THE ORIG. 22 6
START DATE OF SURVEY YYYYMMDD 28 8
END DATE OF SURVEY YYYYMMDD 32 8
INVESTIGATOR, SCIENTIST OR DATA SOURCE FIFTEEN-CHARACTER FIELD IDENTIFYING DATA SOURCE 44 15
INSTITUTION OR AGENCY FIFTEEN-CHARACTER FIELD IDENTIFYING ORGANIZATION 59 15
AGENCY CODE TWO-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0079 74 2
VESSEL CODE TWO-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0133 THESE TWO CODE FIELDS ARE INCLUDED PRIMARILY TO PERMIT CONVERSION OF DATA PREVIOUSLY SUBMITTED IN FILE TYPE 023. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE INVESTIGATOR AND INSTITUTION NAME FIELDS BE UTILIZED WHERE POSSIBLE RATHER THAN THE CODE FIELDS WHEN SUBMITTING DATA IN THIS FORMAT. 76 2
BLANKS 78 5
PARAMETER DESCRIPTION STARTING COLUMN FIELD LENGTH
STATION HEADER RECORD
NODC FILE NUMBER ALWAYS '123' 1 3
NODC TRACK NUMBER 6-CHARACTER UNIQUE CRUISE OR DATA SET IDENTIFIER ASSIGNED BY NODC 4 6
RECORD NUMBER ALWAYS 'B' - THIS RECORD INCLUDES MANDATORY FIELDS FOR POSITION, DATE, AND FISHING DATA THAT PERMITS THE DETERMINATION OF CATCH STATISTICS AND OTHER DATA PRODUCTS. ONLY ONE RECORD FOR EACH STATION NUMBER SHOULD BE SUBMITTED. 10 1
STATION NUMBER SIX-CHARACTER FIELD ASSIGNED BY THE INVESTIGATOR WHICH MUST BE UNIQUE WITHIN A FILE ID. REOCCUPATION OF STATIONS WITHIN THE SAME CRUISE OR SURVEY CAN BE MODIFIED BY PREFIXING ALPHA-CHARACTERS (E.G. STATION 1, A1,B1,C1,ETC) 11 6
HAUL NUMBER THREE-CHARACTER FIELD ASSIGNED BY THE INVESTIGATOR 17 3
NUMBER OF HAULS XXX - INDICATES THE TOTAL NUMBER OF HAULS TAKEN AT A STATION - ENTRY WILL BE REPEATED FOR MULTIPLE HAULS PER STATION 20 3
LATITUDE DDMMSS (DEGREES, MINUTES, SECONDS) 23 6
LATITUDE HEMISPHERE 1-CHARACTER CODE - 'N' OR 'S' 29 1
LONGITUDE DDDMMSS (DEGREES, MINUTES, SECONDS) 30 7
LONGITUDE HEMISPHERE 1-CHARACTER CODE - 'E' OR 'W' 37 1
DATE (GMT) YYYYMMDD 38 8
TIME (GMT) XXXX (HOURS AND MINUTES) 46 4
GEAR TYPE TWO-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0129 50 2
FISHING DURATION XXX (HOURS TO TENTHS) 52 3
DISTANCE FISHED XXXX (KILOMETERS TO TENTHS) 55 4
DIRECTION OF TOW ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0096 59 1
PERFORMANCE ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0131 60 1
FISHING DURATION XXX (WHOLE MINUTES) 61 3
DISTANCE FISHED XXXX (WHOLE METERS) 64 4
SALINITY METHOD ONE-CHARACTER CODE - ('P'=PRACTICAL SALINITY, 'S'=SALINITY, BLANK=NOT SPECIFIED) 68 1
STATION IDENTIFIER 10-CHARACTER ORIGINATOR STATION IDENTIFIER 69 10
SEQUENCE NUMBER XXXX - USED FOR SORTING ALL RECORDS WITHIN A STATION OR A FILE ID 79 4
PARAMETER DESCRIPTION STARTING COLUMN FIELD LENGTH
ENVIRONMENT RECORD
NODC FILE NUMBER ALWAYS '123' 1 3
NODC TRACK NUMBER 6-CHARACTER UNIQUE CRUISE OR DATA SET IDENTIFIER ASIGNED BY NODC 4 6
RECORD NUMBER ALWAYS 'C' - THIS RECORD CONTAINS ENVIRONMENTAL DATA RELATED TO EACH STATION. ONLY ONE RECORD FOR EACH STATION SHOULD BE SUBMITTED 10 1
STATION NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 11 6
HAUL NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 17 3
GEAR DEPTH XXXX (WHOLE METERS) 20 4
GEAR TEMPERATURE XXXX - TEMPERATURE AT GEAR DEPTH - NEGATIVE TEMPERATURES PRECEDED BY MINUS SIGN ADJACENT TO VALUE (DEG C TO HUNDREDTHS) 24 4
GEAR SALINITY XXXX - SALINITY AT GEAR DEPTH (PARTS PER THOUSAND OR PRACTICAL SALINITY UNITS - TO HUNDREDTHS) 28 4
AVERAGE BOTTOM DEPTH XXXX - AVERAGE DEPTH FOR THE STATION (WHOLE METERS) 32 4
BOTTOM TYPE TWO-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0077 36 2
SOUNDING RECORD ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0165 38 1
BOTTOM TEMPERATURE XXXX - WATER TEMPERATURE ON THE OCEAN BOTTOM - NEGATIVE TEMPERATURES PRECEDED BY MINUS SIGN ADJACENT TO VALUE (DEG C TO HUNDREDTHS) 39 4
BOTTOM SALINITY XXXX - WATER SALINITY ON THE OCEAN BOTTOM (PARTS PER THOUSAND OR PRACTICAL SALINITY UNITS - TO HUNDREDTHS) 43 4
SURFACE TEMPERATURE XXXX - SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE - NEGATIVE TEMPERATURES PRECEDED BY MINUS SIGN ADJACENT TO VALUE (DEG C TO HUNDREDTHS) 47 4
SURFACE SALINITY XXXX - SEA SURFACE SALINITY (PARTS PER THOUSAND OR PRACTICAL SALINITY UNITS - TO HUNDREDTHS) 51 4
TRANSPARENCY XXX - SECCHI DISC DEPTH (METERS TO TENTHS) 55 3
TIDE HEIGHT XXX - HEIGHT WITH RESPECT TO MEAN LOWER LOW WATER PRECEDED BY MINUS SIGN WHERE APPLICABLE (METERS TO TENTHS) 58 3
TIDE STAGE ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0154 61 1
AIR TEMPERATURE XXXX - AIR TEMPERATURE AT THE STATION LOCATION - NEGATIVE TEMPERATURES PRECEDED BY MINUS SIGN ADJACENT TO VALUE (DEG C TO HUNDREDTHS) 62 4
WEATHER ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0108 66 1
CLOUD AMOUNT ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0105 67 1
SEA STATE ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0109 68 1
WIND DIRECTION (FROM) ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0096 69 1
WIND FORCE (BEAUFORT) ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0052 70 1
CURRENT DIRECTION (TOWARD) ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0096 71 1
CURRENT SPEED XX (METERS PER SECOND TO TENTHS) 72 2
BLANKS 74 5
SEQUENCE NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 79 4
PARAMETER DESCRIPTION STARTING COLUMN FIELD LENGTH
BOTTOM TRAWL RECORD
NODC FILE NUMBER ALWAYS '123' 1 3
NODC TRACK NUMBER 6-CHARACTER UNIQUE CRUISE OR DATA SET IDENTIFIER ASSIGNED BY NODC 4 6
RECORD NUMBER ALWAYS 'D' - THIS RECORD IS TO BE USED ONLY FOR BOTTOM TRAWLS. RECORD TYPE 'E' IS TO BE USED FOR ALL OTHER TYPES OF STUDIES. 10 1
STATION NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 11 6
HAUL NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 17 3
GEAR DEPTH XXXX (WHOLE METERS) - SAME AS RECORD 'C' 20 4
GEAR TYPE TWO-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0129 24 2
BOTTOM TRAWL TYPE TWO-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0076 26 2
BOTTOM TRAWL ACCESORIES TWO-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0124 28 2
OPENING HEIGHT OF TRAWL XXX (METERS TO TENTHS) 30 3
OPENING WIDTH OF TRAWL XXX (METERS TO TENTHS) 33 3
OVERALL LENGTH XXX (WHOLE METERS) 36 3
CODEND LENGTH XX (WHOLE METERS) 39 2
FOOT ROPE LENGTH XX (WHOLE METERS) 41 2
HEAD ROPE LENGTH XX (WHOLE METERS) 43 2
GEAR MATERIAL ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0078 45 1
OPENING MESH ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0130 46 1
AVERAGE BODY MESH ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0130 47 1
CODEND MESH ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0130 48 1
CODEND LINER ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0324 49 1
NUMBER OF FLOATS XX 50 2
FLOAT DIAMETER XX (WHOLE CENTIMETERS) 52 2
TICKLER ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0324 54 1
ROLLER GEAR ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0324 55 1
LENGTH OF BRIDLES XXX (WHOLE METERS) 56 3
LENGTH OF DOORS XX (METERS TO TENTHS) 59 2
WIDTH OF DOORS XX (METERS TO TENTHS) 61 2
WARP LENGTH XXXX (WHOLE METERS) 63 4
SCOPE OF WARP XXXX (WHOLE METERS) 67 4
BLANKS 71 8
SEQUENCE NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 79 4
PARAMETER DESCRIPTION STARTING COLUMN FIELD LENGTH
MISC GEAR RECORD
NODC FILE NUMBER ALWAYS '123' 1 3
NODC TRACK NUMBER 6-CHARACTER UNIQUE CRUISE OR DATA SET IDENTIFIER ASSIGNED BY NODC 4 6
RECORD NUMBER ALWAYS 'E' - THIS RECORD IS TO BE USED FOR CATCHES OTHER THAN BOTTOM TRAWL STUDIES. THE GEAR DEPTH FIELD IS REDUNDANT FOR RECORDS C,D,E TO ASSURE THAT THIS INFORMATION IS SUBMITTED IN CASES WHERE NO ENVIRONMENTAL DATA MAY BE AVAILABLE. 10 1
STATION NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 11 6
HAUL NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 17 3
GEAR DEPTH XXXX (WHOLE METERS) - SAME AS RECORD 'C' 20 4
GEAR TYPE TWO-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0129 24 2
NET DEPTH XX - DEPTH OF GILLNET SHACKLES OR SEINE (WHOLE METERS) 26 2
UNIT LENGTH XXXX - OVERALL LENGTH, LENGTH/SKATE OR LENGTH/SHACKLE (WHOLE METERS) 28 4
NUMBER OF UNITS XX - NUMBER OF SKATES, SHACKLES, TROLL LINES, HANDLINES, ETC 32 2
NUMBER OF SUBUNITS XX - NUMBER OF GANGION/SKATE, HOOKS/LINE, ETC 34 2
GEAR MATERIAL ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0078 36 1
BAIT/LURE ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0167 37 1
TYPE OF LURE ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0353 38 1
SEINE MESH - TOWING ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0130 39 1
SEINE MESH - UPPER ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0130 40 1
SEINE MESH - AVG BODY ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0130 41 1
SEINE MESH - BUNT ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0130 42 1
SEINE MESH - OUTSIDE ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0130 43 1
SEINE MESH - MIDDLE ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0130 44 1
SEINE MESH - BAG ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0130 45 1
NUMBER OF SHACKLES (1ST GILLNET) XX 46 2
MATERIAL (1ST GILLNET) ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0078 48 1
MESH (1ST GILLNET) ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0130 49 1
NUMBER OF SHACKLES (2ND GILLNET) XX 50 2
MATERIAL (2ND GILLNET) ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0078 52 1
MESH (2ND GILLNET) ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0130 53 1
NUMBER OF SHACKLES (3RD GILLNET) XX 54 2
MATERIAL (3RD GILLNET) ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0078 56 1
MESH (3RD GILLNET) ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0130 57 1
NUMBER OF SHACKLES (4TH GILLNET) XX 58 2
MATERIAL (4TH GILLNET) ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0078 60 1
MESH (4TH GILLNET) ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0130 61 1
NUMBER OF SHACKLES - TRAMMEL NET XX 62 2
OUTER PANEL MATERIAL TRAMMEL NET ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0078 64 1
OUTER PANEL MESH - TRAMMEL NET ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0130 65 1
INNER PANEL MATERIAL - TRAMMEL NET ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0078 66 1
INNER PANEL MESH - TRAMMEL NET ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0130 67 1
BLANKS 68 11
SEQUENCE NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 79 4
PARAMETER DESCRIPTION STARTING COLUMN FIELD LENGTH
TOTAL CATCH RECORD
NODC FILE NUMBER ALWAYS '123' 1 3
NODC TRACK NUMBER 6-CHARACTER UNIQUE CRUISE OR DATA SET IDENTIFIER ASSIGNED BY NODC 4 6
RECORD NUMBER ALWAYS 'F' - THIS RECORD IS TO BE USED TO RECORD GENERAL INFORMATION ON CATCHES WITHOUT REGARD TO SPECIES 10 1
STATION NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 11 6
HAUL NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 17 3
TOTAL WET WEIGHT OF CATCH XXXXXXXXX - WEIGHT OF ALL SPECIES (WHOLE GRAMS OR KILOGRAMS TO THOUSANDTHS) 20 9
WEIGHT DETERMINATION ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0161 29 1
TOTAL NUMBER XXXXXX - TOTAL FOR ALL SPECIES 30 6
NUMBER DETERMINATION ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0162 36 1
VOLUME OF CATCH XXXXX - USED PRIMARILY FOR SMALL CATCHES (WHOLE MILLILITERS) 37 5
NUMBER OF FISH PER LITER XXXX - NUMBER FOR ALL SPECIES COMBINED 42 4
NUMBER OF SPECIES EXAMINED XXXX - NUMBER EXAMINED FROM TOTAL CATCH 46 4
BLANKS 50 29
SEQUENCE NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 79 4
PARAMETER DESCRIPTION STARTING COLUMN FIELD LENGTH
LENGTH/FREQUENCY RECORD
NODC FILE NUMBER ALWAYS '123' 1 3
NODC TRACK NUMBER 6-CHARACTER UNIQUE CRUISE OR DATA SET IDENTIFIER ASSIGNED BY NODC 4 6
RECORD NUMBER ALWAYS 'G' - THIS RECORD PROVIDES FOR REPORTING LENGTH/FREQUENCY DATA FOR INDIVIDUAL SAMPLES OF A GIVEN SPECIES WITHIN EACH HAUL 10 1
STATION NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 11 6
HAUL NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 17 3
SAMPLE NUMBER FOUR-CHARACTER FIELD FOR IDENTIFYING SUBSAMPLES OF EACH HAUL 20 4
BLANKS BLANKS INSERTED HERE TO ALLOW FOR TAXONOMIC CODE FIELD TO OCCUR IN THE SAME POSITION IN ALL RECORD TYPES 24 4
TAXONOMIC CODE TWELVE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC TAXONOMIC CODE - ALSO USED IN RECORDS H THRU Q 28 12
PREDOMINATE SEX OF SAMPLE ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0101 40 1
PREDOMINATE AGE OF SAMPLE XX - AGE IN YEARS 41 2
AGE METHOD ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0090 43 1
LENGTH OF CLASS XXXX (WHOLE MILLIMETERS) 44 4
LENGTH CODE ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0082 48 1
LENGTH FREQUENCY XXXX - NUMBER OF EACH SPECIES IN LENGTH CLASS INDICATED ABOVE 49 4
LENGTH SAMPLE ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0169 53 1
BLANKS 54 25
SEQUENCE NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 79 4
PARAMETER DESCRIPTION STARTING COLUMN FIELD LENGTH
AVERAGE CATCH RECORD
NODC FILE NUMBER ALWAYS '123' 1 3
NODC TRACK NUMBER 6-CHARACTER UNIQUE CRUISE OR DATA SET IDENTIFIER ASSIGNED BY NODC 4 6
RECORD NUMBER ALWAYS 'H' - THIS RECORD IS TO BE USED PRINCIPALLY TO CONVERT HISTORICAL DATA AND DATA THAT USES THE RECORD MODIFIER SCHEME FOR THE EARLIER FILE TYPE 023. 10 1
STATION NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 11 6
HAUL NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 17 3
SAMPLE NUMBER SEE RECORD 'G' 20 4
BLANKS SAME AS RECORD 'G' NOTE 24 4
TAXONOMIC CODE TWELVE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC TAXONOMIC CODE 28 12
AVERAGE WET WEIGHT OF CATCH/SPECIES XXXXXXXXX - WEIGHT FOR EACH SPECIES (WHOLE GRAMS OR KILOGRAMS TO THOUSANDTHS)40 9
WEIGHT DETERMINATION ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0161 49 1
AVERAGE NUMBER IN CATCH/SPECIES XXXXXX - NUMBER FOR EACH SPECIES 50 6
NUMBER DETERMINATION ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0162 56 1
PREDOMINATE SEX OF CATCH ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0101 57 1
PREDOMINATE AGE OF CATCH XX - AGE IN YEARS 58 2
AGE METHOD ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NDOC CODE 0090 60 1
NUMBER OF DAYS XX - NUMBER OF DAYS USED TO DETERMINE THE THE AVERAGE CATCH 61 2
NUMBER OF SPECIES EXAMINED XXXX - NUMBER OF 'H' RECORDS SHOULD EQUAL THE NUMBER OF SPECIES EXAMINED 63 4
BLANKS 67 12
SEQUENCE NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 79 4
PARAMETER DESCRIPTION STARTING COLUMN FIELD LENGTH
INDIVIDUAL SPECIES CATCH RECORD
NODC FILE NUMBER ALWAYS '123' 1 3
NODC TRACK NUMBER 6-CHARACTER UNIQUE CRUISE OR DATA SET IDENTIFIER ASSIGNED BY NODC 4 6
RECORD NUMBER ALWAYS 'J' - THIS RECORD CAN BE USED TO REPRESENT A SUBSET OF THE CATCH FOR EACH SPECIES IDENTIFIED, COUNTED AND WEIGHED FOR EACH SAMPLE. 10 1
STATION NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 11 6
HAUL NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 17 3
SAMPLE NUMBER SEE RECORD 'G' 20 4
BLANKS SAME AS RECORD 'G' NOTE 24 4
TAXONOMIC CODE TWELVE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC TAXONOMIC CODE 28 12
TOTAL WET WEIGHT XXXXXXXXX - TOTAL WET WEIGHT FOR EACH SPECIES (GRAMS OR KILOGRAMS TO THOUSANDTHS) 40 9
WEIGHT DETERMINATION ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0161 49 1
TOTAL NUMBER FOR SPECIES XXXXXX - NUMBER FOR EACH SPECIES 50 6
NUMBER DETERMINATION ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0162 56 1
VOLUME OF CATCH XXXXX - VOLUME FOR INDIVIDUAL SPECIES (WHOLE MILLILITERS) 57 5
NUMBER OF FISH PER LITER XXXX - NUMBER FOR INDIVIDUAL SPECIES 62 4
PREDOMINATE SEX OF EACH SPECIES ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0101 66 1
PREDOMINATE AGE OF EACH SPECIES XX - AGE IN YEARS 67 2
AGE METHOD ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0090 69 1
BLANKS 70 9
SEQUENCE NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 79 4
PARAMETER DESCRIPTION STARTING COLUMN FIELD LENGTH
INDIVIDUAL SPECIMEN RECORD (FISH)
NODC FILE NUMBER ALWAYS '123' 1 3
NODC TRACK NUMBER 6-CHARACTER UNIQUE CRUISE OR DATA SET IDENTIFIER ASSIGNED BY NODC 4 6
RECORD NUMBER ALWAYS 'K' - THIS RECORD IS ONE OF FOUR THAT LINKS DATA TO THE SPECIMEN LEVEL AND IS NEARLY IDENTICAL TO RECORD 'L' FOR CRUSTACEANS. MULTIPLE RECORDS MAY BE SUBMITTED FOR EACH SAMPLE USING THE SPECIMEN NUMBER FIELD. 10 1
STATION NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 11 6
HAUL NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 17 3
SAMPLE NUMBER SEE RECORD 'G' 20 4
SPECIMEN NUMBER FOUR-CHARACTER FIELD - USED TO IDENTIFY INDIVIDUAL SPECIMEN SAMPLES AND TO LINK TO PREDATOR DATA WHERE AVAILABLE 24 4
TAXONOMIC CODE TWELVE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC TAXONOMIC CODE 28 12
SEX ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0101 40 1
SEX MATURITY ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0091 41 1
LENGTH OF INDIVIDUAL XXXX (WHOLE MILLIMETERS) 42 4
LENGTH CODE ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0082 46 1
WET WEIGHT OF INDIVIDUAL XXXXXXX (GRAMS TO TENTHS) 47 7
WEIGHT DETERMINATION ONE-CHARACTER CODE - NOTE DIFFERENT CODE THAN RECORDS 'F' AND 'H' - USE NODC CODE 0163 54 1
AGE OF INDIVIDUAL XX - AGE IN YEARS 55 2
AGE METHOD (STRUCTURE) ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0090 57 1
AGE DETERMINATION ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0170 58 1
SAMPLE TYPE ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0171 59 1
DATA TYPE ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0126 60 1
STOMACH EXAMINED ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0117 61 1
GUT COLLECTED ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0117 62 1
FIN CLIP TWO-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0172 63 2
GONAD OR OVARIAN WEIGHT XXXXX (GRAMS TO HUNDREDTHS) 65 5
GONAD-SOMATIC INDEX XXXX (EXPRESSED TO HUNDREDTHS) - RATIO OF GONAD TO WHOLE BODY WEIGHT 70 4
EGG COLOR ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0127 74 1
EGG CONDITION ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0128 75 1
CLUTCH SIZE ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0125 76 1
BLANKS 77 2
SEQUENCE NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 79 4
PARAMETER DESCRIPTION STARTING COLUMN FIELD LENGTH
INDIVIDUAL SPECIMEN RECORD (CRUSTACEAN)
NODC FILE NUMBER ALWAYS '123' 1 3
NODC TRACK NUMBER 6-CHARACTER UNIQUE CRUISE OR DATA SET IDENTIFIER ASSIGNED BY NODC 4 6
RECORD NUMBER ALWAYS 'L' - THIS RECORD IS SIMILAR TO RECORD 'K' FOR FISH DATA. MULTIPLE RECORDS MAY BE SUBMITTED FOR EACH SAMPLE USING THE SPECIMEN NUMBER FIELD. 10 1
STATION NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 11 6
HAUL NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 17 3
SAMPLE NUMBER SEE RECORD 'G' 20 4
SPECIMEN NUMBER FOUR-CHARACTER FIELD - USED TO IDENTIFY INDIVIDUAL SPECIMEN SAMPLES AND TO LINK TO PREDATOR DATA WHERE AVAILABLE 24 4
TAXONOMIC CODE TWELVE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC TAXONOMIC CODE 28 12
SEX ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0101 40 1
SEX MATURITY ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0091 41 1
CARAPACE WIDTH XXXX (WHOLE MILLIMETERS) 42 4
SHELL CONDITION ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0132 46 1
WET WEIGHT OF INDIVIDUAL XXXXXXX (GRAMS TO TENTHS) 47 7
WEIGHT DETERMINATION ONE-CHARACTER CODE - NOTE DIFFERENT CODE THAN RECORDS 'F' AND 'H' - USE NODC CODE 0163 54 1
AGE OF INDIVIDUAL XX - AGE IN YEARS 55 2
AGE METHOD (STRUCTURE) ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0090 57 1
AGE DETERMINATION ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0170 58 1
SAMPLE TYPE ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0171 59 1
DATA TYPE ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0126 60 1
CHELAE LENGTH XXX (WHOLE MILLIMETERS) 61 3
PETASMA/THELYCUM ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0345 64 1
GONAD OR OVARIAN WEIGHT XXXXX (GRAMS TO HUNDREDTHS) 65 5
GONAD-SOMATIC INDEX XXXX (EXPRESSED TO HUNDREDTHS) - RATIO OF GONAD TO WHOLE BODY WEIGHT 70 4
EGG COLOR ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0127 74 1
EGG CONDITION ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0128 75 1
CLUTCH SIZE ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0125 76 1
BLANKS 77 2
SEQUENCE NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 79 4
PARAMETER DESCRIPTION STARTING COLUMN FIELD LENGTH
INDIVIDUAL PREDATOR RECORD
NODC FILE NUMBER ALWAYS '123' 1 3
NODC TRACK NUMBER 6-CHARACTER UNIQUE CRUISE OR DATA SET IDENTIFIER ASSIGNED BY NODC 4 6
RECORD NUMBER ALWAYS 'M' - THIS RECORD IS LINKED TO ONE OR MORE PREY RECORDS (RECORD 'N') THROUGH THE SPECIMEN NUMBER. THE RECORD CAN BE USED TO REPORT PREDATOR DATA FOR SPECIMENS THAT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN MEASURED OR IDENTIFIED IN OTHER DATA RECORDS BY USING UNIQUE SPECIMEN NUMBERS. 10 1
STATION NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 11 6
HAUL NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 17 3
SAMPLE NUMBER SEE RECORD 'G' 20 4
SPECIMEN NUMBER SEE RECORD 'K' 24 4
TAXONOMIC CODE TWELVE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC TAXONOMIC CODE TO IDENTIFY PREDATOR SPECIMEN 28 12
LIFE HISTORY ONE-CHARACTER CODE TO IDENTIFY LIFE HISTORY OF PREDATOR - USE NODC CODE 0148 40 1
ORGAN CODE ONE-CHARACTER CODE TO IDENTIFY ORGAN EXAMINED - USE NODC CODE 0173 41 1
GUT POSITION ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NDOC CODE 0174 42 1
STOMACH FULLNESS ONE-CHARACTER CODE TO DESCRIBE FULLNESS OF STOMACH - USE NODC CODE 0092 43 1
STOMACH DIGESTION ONE-CHARACTER CODE TO DESCRIBE AMOUNT OF CONTENTS THAT ARE IDENTIFIABLE - USE NODC CODE 0155 44 1
WET WEIGHT OF SPECIMEN STOMACH CONTENTS XXXXX - WET WEIGHT FOR SPECIES IDENTIFIED IN TAXONOMIC CODE FIELD (GRAMS TO TENTHS) 45 5
WEIGHT DETERMINATION ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0163 50 1
VOLUME OF TOTAL GUT CONTENTS XXXX (MILLILITERS TO TENTHS) 51 4
BLANKS 55 24
SEQUENCE NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 79 4
PARAMETER DESCRIPTION STARTING COLUMN FIELD LENGTH
PREY RECORD-INDIVIDUAL PREDATOR
NODC FILE NUMBER ALWAYS '123' 1 3
NODC TRACK NUMBER 6-CHARACTER UNIQUE CRUISE OR DATA SET IDENTIFIER ASSIGNED BY NODC 4 6
RECORD NUMBER ALWAYS 'N' - MULTIPLE RECORDS MAY BE SUBMITTED FOR EACH PREDATOR SPECIMEN. THE PREY/PREY PART CODE MAY RESULT IN SEVERAL RECORDS FOR THE SAME SPECIES CODE. 10 1
STATION NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 11 6
HAUL NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 17 3
SAMPLE NUMBER SEE RECORD 'G' 20 4
SPECIMEN NUMBER SEE RECORD 'K' 24 4
TAXONOMIC CODE TWELVE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC TAXONOMIC CODE TO IDENTIFY PREY SAMPLE OR SAMPLES 28 12
LIFE HISTORY ONE-CHARACTER CODE TO IDENTIFY PREDOMINATE LIFE HISTORY OF PREY SAMPLES - USE NODC CODE 0148 40 1
WET WEIGHT OF PREY SPECIMEN XXXXX (GRAMS TO HUNDREDTHS) 41 5
WEIGHT METHOD ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0156 46 1
NUMBER OF PREY XXXX - NUMBER OF INDIVIDUAL SPECIMEN PREY FOR THE SPECIES CODE INDICATED ABOVE 47 4
NUMBER DETERMINATION ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0162 51 1
VOLUME OF PREY XXXXX - VOLUME OF PREY INDIVIDUALS FOR THE SPECIES CODE INDICATED ABOVE - (MILLILITERS TO TENTHS) 52 5
PREY OR PREY PART TWO-CHARACTER CODE TO IDENTIFY PORTION OF PREY SPECIMEN EXAMINED - MULTIPLE RECORDS FOR A SPECIES MAY RESULT IF SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENT PREY PARTS CAN BE DETERMINED AND SEPARATELY MEASURED - USE NODC CODE 0231 57 2
LENGTH OF PREY SIZE XXXX (MILLIMETERS TO TENTHS) 59 4
PERCENT OF PREY ITEMS ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0155 63 1
BLANKS 64 15
SEQUENCE NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 79 4
PARAMETER DESCRIPTION STARTING COLUMN FIELD LENGTH
PREDATOR SUMMARY RECORD
NODC FILE NUMBER ALWAYS '123' 1 3
NODC TRACK NUMBER 6-CHARACTER UNIQUE CRUISE OR DATA SET IDENTIFIER ASSIGNED BY NODC 4 6
RECORD NUMBER ALWAYS 'P' - THIS RECORD CAN BE USED TO REPORT SUMMARY INFORMATION FOR EACH PREDATOR SPECIES 10 1
STATION NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 11 6
HAUL NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 17 3
SAMPLE NUMBER SEE RECORD 'G' 20 4
BLANKS SAME AS RECORD 'G' NOTE 24 4
TAXONOMIC CODE TWELVE-CHARACTER CODE TO IDENTIFY PREDATOR SPECIES - USE NODC TAXONOMIC CODE 28 12
NUMBER OF STOMACHS POOLED XXX - NUMBER OF PREDATOR STOMACHS POOLED TO OBTAIN DATA ENTERED IN RECORD 'Q' 40 3
TOTAL WET WEIGHT XXXXX - TOTAL WET WEIGHT FOR ALL STOMACH CONTENTS FOR EACH PREDATOR SPECIES (GRAMS TO TENTHS) 43 5
WEIGHT DETERMINATION ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0163 48 1
BLANKS 49 30
SEQUENCE NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 79 4
PARAMETER DESCRIPTION STARTING COLUMN FIELD LENGTH
PREY SUMMARY RECORD
NODC FILE NUMBER ALWAYS '123' 1 3
NODC TRACK NUMBER 6-CHARACTER UNIQUE CRUISE OR DATA SET IDENTIFIER ASSIGNED BY NODC 4 6
RECORD NUMBER ALWAYS 'Q' - THIS RECORD IS ASSOCIATED WITH RECORD 'P' FOR REPORTING SUMMARY DATA FOR EACH PREY SPECIES FOR ANY NUMBER OF STOMACHS POOLED, AS ENTERED IN RECORD 'P' 10 1
STATION NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 11 6
HAUL NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 17 3
SAMPLE NUMBER SEE RECORD 'G' 20 4
BLANKS SAME AS RECORD 'G' NOTE 24 4
TAXONOMIC CODE TWELVE-CHARACTER CODE TO IDENTIFY PREY SPECIES - USE NODC TAXONOMIC CODE 28 12
TOTAL WET WEIGHT XXXXX - TOTAL WET WEIGHT OF PREY SAMPLE FOR EACH SPECIES (GRAMS TO TENTHS) 40 5
WEIGHT METHOD ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0156 45 1
TOTAL NUMBER XXXXX - TOTAL NUMBER OF PREY ITEMS FOR EACH SPECIES IN THE SAMPLE 46 5
NUMBER DETERMINATION ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0162 51 1
TOTAL VOLUME XXXXX - TOTAL VOLUME OF ALL PREY ITEMS FOR EACH SPECIES IN THE SAMPLE (WHOLE MILLILITERS) 52 5
PREY OR PREY PART TWO-CHARACTER CODE TO IDENTIFY PORTION OF PREY SPECIMEN EXAMINED - MULTIPLE RECORDS FOR A SPECIES MAY RESULT IF SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENT PREY PARTS CAN BE DETERMINED AND SEPARATELY MEASURED - USE NODC CODE 0231 57 2
SMALL PREY WET WEIGHT XXXXX - WET WEIGHTS FOR VERY SMALL POOLED POOLED PREY SAMPLES FOR EACH PREY SPECIES PARTICULARLY SHELLFISH (GRAMS TO HUNDREDTHS) 59 5
SMALL PREY VOLUME XXX - VOLUMES OF VERY SMALLED POOLED PREY SPECIES FOR EACH PREY SPECIES PARTICULARLY SHELLFISH (ML TO TENTHS) 64 3
BLANKS 67 12
SEQUENCE NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 79 4
PARAMETER DESCRIPTION STARTING COLUMN FIELD LENGTH
TEXT RECORD
NODC FILE NUMBER ALWAYS '123' 1 3
NODC TRACK NUMBER 6-CHARACTER UNIQUE CRUISE OR DATA SET IDENTIFIER ASSIGNED BY NODC 4 6
RECORD NUMBER ALWAYS 'T' - THE TEXT RECORD CAN BE USED FOR SPECIFIC HAULS, SAMPLES, ETC BY ENTERING THE NUMBERS IN THE RELATED FIELDS AND BY PROPER USE OF SEQUENCE NUMBERS WITHIN A STATION AND A FILE ID. 10 1
STATION NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 11 6
HAUL NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 17 3
SAMPLE NUMBER SEE RECORD 'G' 20 4
SPECIMEN NUMBER SEE RECORD 'K' 24 4
TEXT 49-CHARACTER FIELD FOR TEXT OR COMMENTS - MAY BE USED FOR INDIVIDUAL HAULS, SAMPLES OR SPECIMEN BY ENTERING THE NUMBER IN THE PROPER FIELDS - MAY BE LEFT BLANK FOR MORE GENERAL COMMENTS 28 49
BLANKS 77 2
SEQUENCE NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 79 4
PARAMETER DESCRIPTION STARTING COLUMN FIELD LENGTH
GROWTH RECORD
NODC FILE NUMBER ALWAYS '123' 1 3
NODC TRACK NUMBER 6-CHARACTER UNIQUE CRUISE OR DATA SET IDENTIFIER ASSIGNED BY NODC 4 6
RECORD NUMBER ALWAYS 'R'-THIS RECORD IS USED FOR GROWTH MEASUREMENTS FROM SCALE FOCUS TO YR ANNULIS 10 1
STATION NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 11 6
HAUL NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 17 3
SAMPLE NUMBER SEE RECORD 'G' 20 4
SPECIMEN NUMBER SEE RECORD 'K' 24 4
TAXONOMIC CODE TWELVE-CHARACTER NODC TAXONOMIC CODE 28 12
GROWTH MEASUREMENT XXX - 1ST ANNULIS (MM TO TENTHS) 40 3
GROWTH MEASUREMENT XXX - 2ND ANNULIS (MM TO TENTHS) 43 3
GROWTH MEASUREMENT XXX - 3RD ANNULIS (MM TO TENTHS) 46 3
GROWTH MEASUREMENT XXX - 4TH ANNULIS (MM TO TENTHS) 49 3
GROWTH MEASUREMENT XXX - 5TH ANNULIS (MM TO TENTHS) 52 3
GROWTH MEASUREMENT XXX - 6TH ANNULIS (MM TO TENTHS) 55 3
GROWTH MEASUREMENT XXX - 7TH ANNULIS (MM TO TENTHS) 58 3
GROWTH MEASUREMENT XXX - 8TH ANNULIS (MM TO TENTHS) 61 3
GROWTH MEASUREMENT XXX - 9TH ANNULIS (MM TO TENTHS) 64 3
GROWTH MEASUREMENT XXX - 10TH ANNULIS (MM TO TENTHS) 67 3
GROWTH MEASUREMENT XXX - 11TH ANNULIS (MM TO TENTHS) 71 3
BLANKS 73 5
CONTINUATION ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0387 78 1
SEQUENCE NUMBER SEE RECORD 'B' 79 4

NODC Code Tables Used with this Format
CODE NUMBER CODE NAME
0052 WIND FORCE (BEAUFORT)
0076 BOTTOM TRAWL GEAR
0077 BOTTOM TYPE
0078 GEAR MATERIAL
0079 AGENCY
0082 LENGTH
0090 AGE METHOD
0091 SEX MATURITY
0092 STOMACH FULLNESS
0096 COMPASS DIRECTION
0101 SEX
0105 CLOUD AMOUNT (WMO 2700)
0108 WEATHER (WMO 4501)
0109 SEA STATE (WMO 3700)
0117 DECISION
0124 BOTTOM TRAWL GEAR ACCES.
0125 CLUTCH SIZE
0126 DATA TYPE
0127 EGG COLOR
0128 EGG CONDITION
0129 GEAR TYPE (123)
0130 MESH
0131 PERFORMANCE
0132 SHELL CONDITION
0133 VESSEL
0148 LIFE HISTORY
0154 TIDE STAGE
0155 STOMACH DIGESTION
0156 WEIGHT METHOD
0161 WEIGHT DETERMINATION
0162 NUMBER DETERMINATION
0163 SPECIMEN WEIGHT DETERMINATION
0165 SOUNDING RECORD
0167 BAIT/LURE
0169 LENGTH SAMPLE
0170 AGE DETERMINATION
0171 SAMPLE TYPE (123)
0172 FIN CLIP
0173 ORGAN
0174 GUT POSITION
0231 PREY/PREY PART
0324 DECISION II
0345 PETASMA/THELYCUM
0353 TYPE OF LURE
-- NODC TAXONOMIC CODE
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