1 Introduction to the Database Document series
The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) is
Data Manager and Custodian for the fisheries research data owned by
the Ministry of Fisheries (Mfish).
The Ministry of Fisheries data set incorporates historic research
data, data collected or held more recently by MAF Fisheries prior to
the split in 1995 of policy to the Ministry of Fisheries and research
to NIWA, and more recent data collected by NIWA and other research
providers for the Ministry of Fisheries.
This document provides an introduction to the Regional Catch
Effort database regional_ce, and is 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. The ERD graphically shows how all the tables link together.
This document is intended as a guide for users and administrators
of the regional_ce database.
Access to this database is restricted to specific nominated
personnel as specified in the current Schedule 6 of the 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 Fisheries.