Database documentation: rdb
The Ministry of Fisheries data set incorporates 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 currently data collected by NIWA and other agencies for the Ministry of Fisheries.
This document is a brief introduction to the research database rdb, and is part of the database documentation series produced by NIWA. It supersedes the previous documentation by Mackay (1997) on this database.
All documents in this series include an introduction to the database design, a description of the main data structures accompanied by an Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD), a listing of all the main tables, and information system business rules. The ERD graphically shows how all the tables link together and their relationship with other databases.
This document is intended as a guide for users and administrators of the rdb database.
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