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Shark Bottom Longline and Drift Gillnet Observer Program Manual

Observer Notebook (cover)

Table of Contents

The following is the itemized list of field instructions, documentation, datasheets, and permits included in the Observer Notebook for an observer at the NOAA Fisheries Panama City Laboratory in Panama City, Florida.

  1. Observer Program Field Instructions
  2. Lengths and Quotas of Current Season
    a. Teleost Fishing Regulations
  3. Observer Equipment Checklist
  4. SBLOP Documentation
    5. Data Collection Documentation
    a. Gear Log Instructions
    1. Hook Sizes
    b. Example of Gear Log
    c. Haul Log Instructions
    d. Example of Haul Log
    e. Haul Catch Summary Log Instructions
    f. Example of Haul Catch Summary Log
    g. Animal Log Instructions
    h. Example of Animal Log
    i. Vessel Reimbursement Instructions
  5. SBLOP Datasheets
    6. Gear Log
    7. Haul Log
    8. Haul Catch Summary Log
    9. Animal Log
    10. Trip Summary
    11. Vessel Reimbursement Form
    12. Logbook Catch Form
  6. SDFGN Documentation
    13. Memo to US Atlantic Gillnet Fishery Participants Nov 29 2000
    14. Data Collection Documentation
    a. Explanation of Data Collection
    b. Example of Haul Log
    c. Example of Catch Log
    d. Example of Field Worksheet
    e. Example of VMS Log
    f. Time in Hundredths of an Hour
  7. SDFGN Datasheets
    15. Haul Log
    16. Catch Log
    17. Field Worksheet
    18. VMS Log
  8. Safety
    19. Pre-trip Safety Check with Example of USGC Vessel Safety Decal
    20. Emergency Contact List
    21. IAP Employee Incident Report Form
    22. IAP Incident Witness Report Form
    23. MRSA – Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    a. Overview from Web-MD
    24. Basic Hygiene at Sea
    25. Quick Reference Safety and Survival
    26. Cold Water Survival Skills
    a. Care and Maintenance of Immersion Suits
    b. Jumping in with Immersion Suit
    c. Correct Hand Position for Rescue
    d. Jumping in with PFD
    e. HELP, Huddle, and Chain Swim
    27. Hypothermia
    28. How to Right a Life Raft
    29. Fire Fighting
    30. EPIRBs
    a. How a Signal is Picked Up
    b. Care and Maintenance
    31. Radio and Distress Calls
    a. USCG Response Checklist
  9. Sampling Procedures
    32. Observer Species List
    33. Shark Bioprofile Protocol
    34. Samples Needed this Season
    35. Grouper
    a. Grouper Guide
    b. Grouper Bioprofile Protocol
  10. Incidental Take
    36. Incidental Take Species List with Codes
    37. Marine Mammal and Seabird Entanglement Protocol
    38. Cetacean Biopsy Collection Protocol
    39. Marine Mammal and Seabird Incidental Take Log Instructions
    40. Marine Mammal and Seabird Incidental Take Log
    41. Sea Turtle Life History Form Manual
    42. Sea Turtle Life History Form
  11. Permits
    43. Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Regulations
    44. Guide for Complying with Regulations for Atlantic Tunas, Swordfish, Sharks, and Billfish
    45. Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit LE046715-1
    46. Permit to Collect Cetacea and Pinnipedia
    47. Permit 1522 – Collection of Sea Turtles Exp. 6-30-2011
    48. HMS Permit HMS-EFP-06-03 Dec 30 2005
    49. Sawfish Permit
    50. HMS Permit HMS-EFP-06-03 Amendment 1 Exp. 2-28-2007
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