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     data   graph     files  public Changes in groundfish fishing communities in the northeast US from 1997-2014 as captured in
the vessel trip report (VTR) data collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA-NMFS-NEFSC)
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The Dataset's Variables and Attributes

Row Type Variable Name Attribute Name Data Type Value
attribute NC_GLOBAL access_formats String .htmlTable,.csv,.json,.mat,.nc,.tsv
attribute NC_GLOBAL acquisition_description String We used the Communities-at-Sea framework developed by St. Martin and
colleagues (St Martin and Hall-Arber, 2008\u00a0 (Human Ecology Review); St
Martin and Hall-Arber, 2008 (Marine Policy); St Martin and Olson, 2017) to
define fishing communities. This approach aggregates peer groups of vessels
into community-based fleets, each defined as a unique combination of port,
gear, and vessel size. We used two categories of vessel size: vessels that are
longer than or equal to 65\u2019, and those that are shorter. Each trip in the
vessel trip report (VTR) trawl data was grouped into a community fleet by the
port of landing and vessel size, as long as at least one of the following two
conditions were met: (1) the vessel landed at least 50% of its trips that year
at that port, or (2) the vessel reported that landing port as its home port or
principal port on its permit. Trips that landed at a port that did not meet
either category were not included in this analysis. To ensure confidentiality
of harvester information, we only analyzed community fleets that included at
least three vessels in a given year.

For each community fleet in a given year (a \"fleet-year\"), we estimated an
annual geographic effort-weighted centroid of fishing activity using a
bootstrapping approach. We first used DePiper's (2014) model to calculate a
90% confidence interval for each individual fishing trip. Then, using that
confidence interval as a radius around the reported trip location and assuming
a uniform distribution, we chose a random point within that area to represent
the trip location. For each fleet-year, we used all estimated trip locations
to calculate a weighted geographic centroid. Each centroid was weighted by
crew size multiplied by trip length to represent a measure of labor time and
investment (St Martin and Olson, 2017). We repeated this process 1000 times to
generate a distribution of centroids for each community-year.\u00a0See script:
Communities-at-Sea table, output: centroids table).

We used an inverse weighted regression analysis to assess if and to what
degree the annual fishing center for each community fleet shifted
significantly over time. For each community fleet, we fit a linear regression
of latitude against year for each set of bootstrap-replicated centroids
described above. We weighted each centroid by the inverse variance of the trip
latitudes used to calculate that centroid. This approach weights a centroid
with tightly clustered trips more heavily than one with more dispersed trips.
We used the mean effect strength from those 1000 regressions as the rate of
change in latitude for each fleet. To ensure sufficient data for analysis over
time, we restricted this analysis to only community fleets with at least seven
years of trip data. See script: [build_delta_gf.R](\\"http://datadocs.bco-
(input: Communites-at-Sea table, output: delta_gf table).

We summarized the delta_gf table in a results table. See script:
(input: delta_gf table, output: results_table.csv (this dataset; use \"Get
Data\" button). Also see\u00a0Table S1 of Young et al. (2018).

In order to assess the effect of factors correlated with changes in fishing
latitude, we fit a series of multiple linear regressions between the rate of
latitudinal change and five explanatory variables:
(1) Vessel size,
(2) Species diversity of catch,
(3) Change in composition of catch species,\u00a0
(4) Change in depth of fishing location. In order to estimate change in
depth of fishing location for each community, we first found the nearest depth
recording for each trip using a U.S. coastal relief model (NOAA National
Centers for Environmental Information, U.S. Coastal Relief Model, n.d.), and
calculated an effort-weighted average depth for all the trips in a community
year. As above, we then regressed depth against year and used the resulting
slope as the covariate.
(5) Port latitude. Species diversity of catch was correlated with port
latitude (fleets from more northern ports had greater catch diversity), so we
also included latitude of port as a covariate so that we could assess the
separate effects of catch diversity and port latitude.

We evaluated models with all possible combinations of main effects as well as
three interactions: vessel size and port latitude, vessel size and catch
species diversity, and catch species diversity and change in catch species
composition. We calculated the corrected Akaike Information Criterion (AICc)
for each model and the Relative Variable Importance (RVI) for each variable
and interaction included in the model. See script:
(input: delta_gf table).

In order to assess factors mediating changes in community size, we fit a
series of regressions to assess the effect on rate of change in community size
(change in number of unique permits over time; linear) and community
disappearance (fewer than 3 permits by 2014; logistic) of three predictor
variables: (1) vessel size, (2) species diversity of catch, and (3) port
latitude. We evaluated models with all possible combinations of main effects
as well as interactions, and calculated AICc and RVI as described above. We
used the number of unique fishing permits in a community as a proxy for
community fleet size. See script:
(input: delta_gf table).

Additional details and references can be found in Young et al. (2018).
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_0_award_nid String 559955
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_0_award_number String OCE-1426891
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_0_data_url String http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1426891 (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_0_funder_name String NSF Division of Ocean Sciences
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_0_funding_acronym String NSF OCE
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_0_funding_source_nid String 355
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_0_program_manager String Michael E. Sieracki
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_0_program_manager_nid String 50446
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_data_type String Other
attribute NC_GLOBAL comment String results_table.csv:
Results of inverse weighted regressions analysis
assessing community fleet shift over time
PI: Malin Pinsky (Rutgers)
Co-PI: Talia Young (Rutgers)
Version date: 09-Jan-2019
attribute NC_GLOBAL Conventions String COARDS, CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_email String info at bco-dmo.org
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_name String BCO-DMO
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_type String institution
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_url String https://www.bco-dmo.org/ (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL data_source String extract_data_as_tsv version 2.3 19 Dec 2019
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_created String 2019-01-09T18:28:44Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_modified String 2019-03-15T19:57:53Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL defaultDataQuery String &time<now
attribute NC_GLOBAL doi String 10.1575/1912/bco-dmo.752624.1
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String https://www.bco-dmo.org/dataset/752624 (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String BCO-DMO
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String bco, bco-dmo, biological, chemical, community, data, dataset, dmo, erddap, extant, km_shift, last_year, management, mean, oceanography, office, percent, preliminary, shift, size, species, species_percent, still, still_extant, sw_mean, year
attribute NC_GLOBAL license String https://www.bco-dmo.org/dataset/752624/license (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL metadata_source String https://www.bco-dmo.org/api/dataset/752624 (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL param_mapping String {'752624': {}}
attribute NC_GLOBAL parameter_source String https://www.bco-dmo.org/mapserver/dataset/752624/parameters (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_0_affiliation String Rutgers University
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_0_person_name String Malin Pinsky
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_0_person_nid String 554708
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_0_role String Principal Investigator
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_0_role_type String originator
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_1_affiliation String Rutgers University
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_1_person_name String Talia Young
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_1_person_nid String 752628
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_1_role String Co-Principal Investigator
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_1_role_type String originator
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_2_affiliation String Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_2_affiliation_acronym String WHOI BCO-DMO
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_2_person_name String Shannon Rauch
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_2_person_nid String 51498
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_2_role String BCO-DMO Data Manager
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_2_role_type String related
attribute NC_GLOBAL project String CC Fishery Adaptations
attribute NC_GLOBAL projects_0_acronym String CC Fishery Adaptations
attribute NC_GLOBAL projects_0_description String Description from NSF award abstract:
Climate change presents a profound challenge to the sustainability of coastal systems. Most research has overlooked the important coupling between human responses to climate effects and the cumulative impacts of these responses on ecosystems. Fisheries are a prime example of this feedback: climate changes cause shifts in species distributions and abundances, and fisheries adapt to these shifts. However, changes in the location and intensity of fishing also have major ecosystem impacts. This project's goal is to understand how climate and fishing interact to affect the long-term sustainability of marine populations and the ecosystem services they support. In addition, the project will explore how to design fisheries management and other institutions that are robust to climate-driven shifts in species distributions. The project focuses on fisheries for summer flounder and hake on the northeast U.S. continental shelf, which target some of the most rapidly shifting species in North America. By focusing on factors affecting the adaptation of fish, fisheries, fishing communities, and management institutions to the impacts of climate change, this project will have direct application to coastal sustainability. The project involves close collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and researchers will conduct regular presentations for and maintain frequent dialogue with the Mid-Atlantic and New England Fisheries Management Councils in charge of the summer flounder and hake fisheries. To enhance undergraduate education, project participants will design a new online laboratory investigation to explore the impacts of climate change on fisheries, complete with visualization tools that allow students to explore inquiry-driven problems and that highlight the benefits of teaching with authentic data. This project is supported as part of the National Science Foundation's Coastal Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability program - Coastal SEES.
The project will address three questions:
1) How do the interacting impacts of fishing and climate change affect the persistence, abundance, and distribution of marine fishes?
2) How do fishers and fishing communities adapt to species range shifts and related changes in abundance? and
3) Which institutions create incentives that sustain or maximize the value of natural capital and comprehensive social wealth in the face of rapid climate change?
An interdisciplinary team of scientists will use dynamic range and statistical models with four decades of geo-referenced data on fisheries catch and fish biogeography to determine how fish populations are affected by the cumulative impacts of fishing, climate, and changing species interactions. The group will then use comprehensive information on changes in fisher behavior to understand how fishers respond to changes in species distribution and abundance. Interviews will explore the social, regulatory, and economic factors that shape these strategies. Finally, a bioeconomic model for summer flounder and hake fisheries will examine how spatial distribution of regulatory authority, social feedbacks within human communities, and uncertainty affect society's ability to maintain natural and social capital.
attribute NC_GLOBAL projects_0_end_date String 2018-08
attribute NC_GLOBAL projects_0_geolocation String Northeast US Continental Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem
attribute NC_GLOBAL projects_0_name String Adaptations of fish and fishing communities to rapid climate change
attribute NC_GLOBAL projects_0_project_nid String 559948
attribute NC_GLOBAL projects_0_start_date String 2014-09
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_name String Biological and Chemical Oceanographic Data Management Office (BCO-DMO)
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_type String institution
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String (local files)
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v55
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String This dataset describes changes in groundfish fishing communities in the northeast US from 1997-2014 as captured in the vessel trip report (VTR) data collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NOAA-NMFS-NEFSC).
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String Changes in groundfish fishing communities in the northeast US from 1997-2014 as captured in the vessel trip report (VTR) data collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA-NMFS-NEFSC)
attribute NC_GLOBAL version String 1
attribute NC_GLOBAL xml_source String osprey2erddap.update_xml() v1.3
variable community   String  
attribute community bcodmo_name String sample
attribute community description String Fishing community based on port, gear, and vessel size (greater than or smaller than 65'), categorized using Communities-At-Sea methodology. In this case all communities use trawls targeting groundfish. (See Young et al. 2018 for additional details.)
attribute community long_name String Community
attribute community nerc_identifier String https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/P02/current/ACYC/ (external link)
attribute community units String unitless
variable size   String  
attribute size bcodmo_name String sample_descrip
attribute size description String Vessel length: large (>=65') or small (
attribute size long_name String Size
attribute size units String unitless
variable km_shift   double  
attribute km_shift _FillValue double NaN
attribute km_shift actual_range double -2.262169129, 21.55583837
attribute km_shift bcodmo_name String unknown
attribute km_shift description String Annual latitudinal shift in km (degrees * 110.57)
attribute km_shift long_name String Km Shift
attribute km_shift units String kilometers (km)
variable still_extant   byte  
attribute still_extant _FillValue byte 127
attribute still_extant actual_range byte 0, 1
attribute still_extant bcodmo_name String sample_descrip
attribute still_extant description String Whether the community is still in the data set at the end (2014). 0 = no, 1 = yes.
attribute still_extant long_name String Still Extant
attribute still_extant units String unitless
variable last_year   short  
attribute last_year _FillValue short 32767
attribute last_year actual_range short 2002, 2014
attribute last_year bcodmo_name String year
attribute last_year description String Year the community disappeared from the dataset
attribute last_year long_name String Last Year
attribute last_year nerc_identifier String https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/P01/current/YEARXXXX/ (external link)
attribute last_year units String unitless
variable sw_mean   double  
attribute sw_mean _FillValue double NaN
attribute sw_mean actual_range double 0.353700997, 2.51848005
attribute sw_mean bcodmo_name String unknown
attribute sw_mean description String Mean Shannon-Wiener diversity index of catch composition across all years
attribute sw_mean long_name String Sw Mean
attribute sw_mean units String unitless
variable species_percent   String  
attribute species_percent bcodmo_name String unknown
attribute species_percent description String Percentages of species contributing to 90% in catch across all years
attribute species_percent long_name String Species Percent
attribute species_percent units String unitless

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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