1 Database documentation series
The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)
currently carries out the role of Data Manager and Custodian for the
research data owned by the Ministry of Fisheries (Mfish).
The Ministry of Fisheries data sets incorporate historic research
data, data collected more recently by MAF Fisheries prior to the
split in 1995 of Policy to the Ministry of Fisheries and research to
NIWA, and since 1995 data collected by NIWA and other research
providers for the Ministry of Fisheries.
This document describes the nonfish_bycatch database, and is a
part of the database documentation series produced by NIWA.
All documents in this series include a summary of the database
design, a description of the main data structures accompanied by an
Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD), and a listing of all the main
tables and business rules. The ERD graphically shows how all the
tables fit in together.
This document is intended as a guide for users and administrators
of the nonfish_bycatch database.
Access to this database is restricted to nominated personnel as
specified in the Schedule 6 of the current Data Management contract
between the Ministry of Fisheries and NIWA. Any requests for data
should in the first instance be directed to the Ministry of