Pacific Coast Fisheries GIS Resource Database


Title: Pacific Coast Fisheries GIS Resource Database
Publication Date:
January 01, 2015

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Pacific Coast fisheries information is currently available only from wildlife agencies in disparate databases. To maximize the value of these data, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement and U. S. Geological Survey have combined data from several of these sources into a single, comprehensive database. This gives resource managers a tool to easily extract species or catch information from these data according to spatial and temporal queries.


Marine fisheries information has been included that originates from within the Pacific Exclusive Economic Zone boundary (200 nautical miles from shore).  These data are associated with the California reporting block system, the Oregon and Washington Trawl Logbook blocks, Washington Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch reporting areas, or more specific reef and platform locations.  All fisheries-related data has been stored as tables inside a geodatabase and tied to spatial locations via relationship classes.  These fisheries data tables are:

  • California Commercial Fisheries data (summarized, 1972 – 2009)
  • California Sport (CPFV) Fishing data (summarized, 1980 – 2009)
  • California Historical Sport (CPFV) Fishing data (summarized, 1936 – 2009)
  • California CRFS and MRFSS On-board Survey data (summarized, 1999 – 2009)
  • Southern California Reefs Fish Survey data (1996 – 2009)
  • Southern California Platforms Fish Survey data (1996 – 2009)
  • Oregon and Washington Commercial Fisheries data (summarized, 1987 – 2009)*
  • Oregon Commercial Shrimp, Nearshore, and Sardine Fishing data (summarized 1996 – 2009)*
  • Oregon MRFSS On-board Survey data (summarized, 1999 – 2009)
  • Washington Pink Shrimp Fishing data (summarized, 1970 – 2009)
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