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The Dataset's Variables and Attributes

Row Type Variable Name Attribute Name Data Type Value
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_data_type String Other
attribute NC_GLOBAL Conventions String COARDS, CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_name String California Department of Fish and Game
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_type String institution
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_url String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String CA DFG, NOAA ERD
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String abundance, animals, aquatic, biological, biosphere, california, catch, centered, classification, coastal, dfg, Earth Science > Biological Classification > Animals/Vertebrates > Fish, Earth Science > Biosphere > Aquatic Ecosystems > Coastal Habitat, Earth Science > Biosphere > Aquatic Ecosystems > Marine Habitat, Earth Science > Oceans > Aquatic Sciences > Fisheries, ecosystems, erd, fish, fish abundance, fish species, fisheries, habitat, identifier, landings, list, marine, market, name, noaa, oceans, port, sciences, short, species, time, vertebrates, year, yearly
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords_vocabulary String GCMD Science Keywords
attribute NC_GLOBAL license String The data may be used and redistributed for free but is not intended
for legal use, since it may contain inaccuracies. Neither the data
Contributor, ERD, NOAA, nor the United States Government, nor any
of their employees or contractors, makes any warranty, express or
implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a
particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability for the accuracy,
completeness, or usefulness, of this information.
attribute NC_GLOBAL naming_authority String gov.noaa.pfeg.coastwatch
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_email String Janet.Mason at
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_name String Janet Mason, NOAA/NMFS/SWFSC Environmental Research Division
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_url String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v70
attribute NC_GLOBAL subsetVariables String time, year, fish, port, landings
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String Database of fish and invertebrates caught off California and landed in California, including commercial freshwater catches in California through but not after 1971 and some maricultured shellfish such as oysters through 1980. For more information, see and .

This dataset has the sums of the monthly values for each calendar year.
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_end String 2002-07-01T00:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 1928-07-01T00:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String California Fish Market Catch Landings, Short List, 1928-2002, Yearly
variable time   double  
attribute time _CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time actual_range double -1.3097376E9, 1.0254816E9
attribute time axis String T
attribute time ioos_category String Time
attribute time long_name String Centered Time
attribute time standard_name String time
attribute time time_origin String 01-JAN-1970 00:00:00
attribute time units String seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z
variable year   short  
attribute year _FillValue short 32767
attribute year actual_range short 1928, 2002
attribute year ioos_category String Time
attribute year long_name String Year
variable fish   String  
attribute fish description String * Abalone - All types of abalone. Just red abalone until 1943, but all were grouped together until 1972. See California Living Marine Resources, p91.
* Anchovy, Northern - All fish landed as anchovy EXCEPT deepbody anchovy and slough anchovy.
* Barracuda, California - All fish landed as barracuda.
* Bass, Giant Sea - All fish landed as black seabass (1928-1960) or giant seabass (1961).
* Bass, Rock - Group name includes kelp bass, barred sand bass, and spotted sand bass.
* Blackfish, Sacramento - Freshwater fish Included with hardhead until 1969, also called greaser Orthodon microlepidotus (Fish Bulletin 74, p47).
* Bonito, Pacific - All fish landed as bonito or bonito tuna.
* Cabezon - All fish landed as cabezon.
* Carp - All carp landed until 1971, some large quantities remove from Clear Lake 1931-36, Cyprinus carpio.
* Catfish - All freshwater catfish landed, includes Forktail or channel catfish (Ictalurus catus) and square-tail, Sacramento catfish or bullhead (Ameiurus nebulosus).
* Clams - All types of clams, included pismo clams until 1947, also cockles or littlenecks (Chione spp.), gaper, razor, washington, jackknife, and softshell.
* Crab, Dungeness - All crabs landed as market crab or Dungeness crab, includes some rock crabs from Santa Barbara south.
* Crab, Rock - All crabs landed in any of the rock crab categories (not differentiated until 1995).
* Croaker, White - All fish landed as king fish or croaker or as queenfish, which was included with white croaker through 1971.
* Cucumber, Sea - California and warty sea cucumbers. Sea cucumber fishery began 1978.
* Flounder - All fish landed as flounder or as starry flounder, but NOT arrowtooth flounder which was included with sole before 1951.
* Flyingfish - All fish landed as flyingfish.
* Greenling, Kelp - All fish landed as kelp greenling or as greenling.
* Grenadiers - All fish landed as grenadiers after 1971, they were part of the miscellaneous trawl category through 1971.
* Halibut, California - Fish landed as California halibut, possible mixing of Pacific with California halibut, see Fish Bulletin 74, p75. 1947.
* Hardhead - All freshwater fish landed as hard head Mylopharodon conocephalus, includes blackfish in most years.
* Herring, Pacific - All fish landed as Pacific herring or as herring roe (meaning herring containing roe), not round herring.
* Lingcod - All fish landed as lingcod, called Pacific cultus before 1947.
* Lobster, California Spiny - All lobster called either California spiny or Pacific spiny lobster.
* Mackerel, Jack - All fish landed as jack mackerel, plus proportion based on sampling of unspecified mackerel 1977-85.
* Mackerel, Pacific (Chub) - All fish landed as Pacific mackerel, plus proportion based on sampling of unspecified mackerel 1977-85.
* Mackerel, Unspecified - All fish landed as mackerel from 1978-80, plus later mackerel landings if not identified by species on fish receipt or by sampling.
* Octopus - All types of octopus.
* Perch - Mixed species group containing just surfperches in northern Calif, but in southern Calif. also including blacksmith, halfmoon, opaleye and zebraperch - separable after 1976.
* Pikeminnow, Sacramento - All freshwater fish landed as pike Ptychocheilus grandis (not true pike) (1928-1951).
* Prawn - All types of prawns landed.
* Rockfish - Mixed species group containing all species of rockfish (plus thornyheads until 1977).
* Sablefish - All fish landed as sablefish or blackcod.
* Salmon - All fish landed as salmon including, king or chinook, silver or coho, pink, and chum - separable after 1976.
* Sanddab - All fish landed as sanddabs, including Pacific, longfin and speckled.
* Sardine, Pacific - All fish landed in California as sardine, some were mixed with mackerel schools and calculated from sampling 1981.
* Scorpionfish, California - All fish landed as scorpionfish or as sculpin used as common name for scorpionfish until 1978.
* Shark - All fish landed under various shark names separable from 1977 on.
* Sheephead, California - All fish landed as California sheephead.
* Shrimp, Bay - Almost all shrimp before 1952 were bay shrimp from SF Bay, separate category after 1951.
* Shrimp, Pacific Ocean - Fishery on Pacific Ocean shrimp began in 1952.
* Skate - All fish landed as skate, California skate, big skate.
* Smelt - All fish landed as smelt, whitebait, or silversides, including topsmelt and jacksmelt.
* Sole - All landed as combined sole until 1954, primarily English, petrale, and rex before 1948, then Dover as well. Includes other soles and some turbot and small Calif. halibut as well.
* Split-tail - All freshwater fish landed as split-tail, Pogonichtys macrolepidotus 1928-67).
* Squid, Market - All market squid (Loligo opalescens).
* Swordfish - All fish landed as swordfish or broadbill swordfish.
* Thornyhead - Included as part of the rockfish catch until 1978, all fish landed as longspine, shortspine or combined thornyhead.
* Tuna, Albacore - All albacore from California waters.
* Tuna, Bluefin - All bluefin tuna from California waters.
* Tuna, Skipjack - All skipjack and black skipjack tuna from California waters.
* Tuna, Yellowfin - All yellowfin tuna from California waters.
* Turbot - All fish landed as turbot, curlfin, diamond, C-O, and sharpridge or hornyhead. Some included in soles before 1931.
* Urchin - All types of sea urchins but primarily red sea urchin.
* Whitefish, Ocean - All fish landed as ocean whitefish, or whitefish.
* Whiting, Pacific - All fish landed as Pacific hake or Pacific whiting.
* Yellowtail - All fish landed as yellowtail (a member of the jack family).
attribute fish ioos_category String Fish Species
attribute fish long_name String Fish Name
variable port   String  
attribute port ioos_category String Identifier
attribute port long_name String Port
variable landings   int  
attribute landings _FillValue int -9999
attribute landings actual_range int 0, 1262480393
attribute landings ioos_category String Fish Abundance
attribute landings long_name String Landings
attribute landings units String pounds

The information in the table above is also available in other file formats (.csv, .htmlTable, .itx, .json, .jsonlCSV1, .jsonlCSV, .jsonlKVP, .mat, .nc, .nccsv, .tsv, .xhtml) via a RESTful web service.

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