Documentation

 

Here are links to documentation on PacFIN datasets and applications. Please see the FAQs section for easy to access details on the system

 

PacFIN_APEX_Reports_User_Manual – Step by step documentation on how to use the APEX Reporting System

 

Comprehensive_BDS – Detailed documentation on the contents of the comprehensive biological data sample (BDS) table (comprehensive_bds_comm). The comprehensive_bds_comm is a combination of the sample, cluster, fish and age tables from the agency BDS data feeds. BDS data is submitted by the state agencies and provides biological data on species sampled on trips. Value added fields such as IFQ areas and code descriptions and translations were added to the table to assist in its use for analysis and reporting. The goal of this table is to eliminate the need for users to have thorough knowledge of the database in order to make the joins necessary to extract data correctly.

 

Comprehensive_FT – Detailed documentation on the contents of the comprehensive fish ticket table (comprehensive_ft). The comprehensive_ft applies species and area compositions proportions to state fish ticket data. Other value added fields such as vessel information, dealer information and code translations and descriptions are added to the state data to make one large source used for analysis and reporting. The goal of this table is to eliminate the need for users to have thorough knowledge of the database in order to make the joins necessary to extract data correctly.

 

Comprehensive_npac – Detailed documentation on the contents of the comprehensive NORPAC table (comprehensive_npac). The comprehensive_npac table reports observer data from at-sea motherships and catcher processors. Estimate are used to return values from any unsampled hauls. Other value added fields such as vessel information, and code translations and descriptions are added to the data to make one large source used for analysis and reporting. The goal of this table is to eliminate the need for users to have thorough knowledge of the database in order to make the joins necessary to extract data correctly.

 

Dahl Groundfish Sector Codes – Documentation on the criteria used to define each Dahl groundfish sector.