This dataset comprises catch compositions and trawl locations from cruises of Russian fishery research vessels carried out in New Zealand waters between 1964 and 1987, containing 11547 demersal trawls from around New Zealand, Kermadec Islands, Antarctic coast and Tasman Sea. The data were obtained by exchange between the New Zealand Ministry of Fisheries (now Ministry for Primary Industries) and Soviet scientists in the mid 1990s.
Note: A peer-review carried out by New Zealand scientists have noted some errors in species identification for some of these records.
This Soviet Fishery Data (New Zealand Waters) 1964-1987 dataset is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 New Zealand Licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/nz/. If you publish, distribute, or otherwise disseminate this work to the public without adapting it, the following attribution to MPI should be used: “Source: Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and licensed by MPI for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 New Zealand licence." If you adapt this work in any way or include it in a collection, and publish, distribute, or otherwise disseminate that adaptation or collection to the public, the following attribution to MPI should be used: "This work is based on/includes MPI’s data which are licensed by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 New Zealand licence."
The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 111,883 records.
This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.
The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.
How to cite
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Ministry for Primary Industries (2014). Soviet Fishery Data (New Zealand Waters) 1964-1987. Southwestern Pacific OBIS, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Wellington, New Zealand, 111883 records, Online http://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource.do?r=mbis_soviettrawl released on November 5, 2014.
Researchers should respect the following rights statement:
The publisher and rights holder of this work is Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) License.
This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 4dea7b5c-36ab-4c09-95d4-ea297d5c5850. Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Ocean Biodiversity Information System.
New Zealand waters, Tasman Sea, and Antarctic coast.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-66.421, -175.668], North East [-24.031, 129.45]|
|Start Date / End Date||1964-12-02 / 1987-05-16|
Most records are from bottom trawls, but there are also records from midwater trawls and non-random tows (such as gear trials and target tows).
|Study Extent||Fisheries research trawls undertaken in New Zealand waters by Soviet research trawlers between the years 1964-1987.|
|Quality Control||The scientific names have been mapped to the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), using the online taxon match tool. All sampling locations have been plotted on a map to perform a visual check. The most important check would be to see if all sampling locations are (1) in the marine and/or brackish environment and (2) within the described sampling area.|
Method step description:
- -Catch weights (kg) are added to the "occurrenceRemarks" field. -Sea temperature recorded by trawl headline sensors are added to the "dynamicProperties" field.
- http://www.fish.govt.nz/NR/rdonlyres/962CFEA5-1A44-4FD0-A45F-CBC5D17DAF39/1547/researchdatabasedocumentationtrawl_2006.pdf Trawl database documentation (Ministry for Primary Industries)
marine, harvested by iOBIS