AKFIN maintains an extensive data library that includes sources from both state and federal fisheries agencies. Included here are documentation on some of AKFIN’s maintained data sources and value-added products.
The comprehensive datasets are taken from various fisheries management databases, combining and standardizing historic sources, and enhancing them with variables from the other datasets such as wholesale prices, vessel characteristics and processor characteristics. These are consolidated, historic versions of many source agency’s transactional information.
User Guides in Adobe .pdf format
UserGuide Comprehensive Blend CA – A consolidated data source that combines the NMFS Alaska Region’s Groundfish sources from the Blend and Catch Accounting Systems Primary Report tables. Available 1991-present.
UserGuide Comprehensive PSC – A consolidated data source that combines the NMFS Alaska Regions’s Prohibited Species Catch sources from the Blend and Catch Accounting Systems PSC tables. Available 1991-present.
UserGuide Comprehensive Nontarget – Other non-target species from the NMFS Alaska Region’s Catch Accounting System Non-target source. Available 2003-present.
UserGuide_Comprehensive_FT – An enhancement of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game fish tickets sourced through the Commercial Fisheries Entries Commission that includes gross earnings data. Available 1991-present.
UserGuide Comprehensive ENCOAR – An enhancement of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commercial Operator’s Annual Operator’s Reports. This includes the processor buying and production sources. Available 1984-present.
Data Dictionary in MS Excel format
All Comprehensive Variables – This MS Excel document includes all fields available in AKFIN’s comprehensive data sources along with their associated metadata.