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DATRAS news and updates

Here you can find the latest news regarding DATRAS development. Small format changes such as new fields or large changes affecting the submission format. New surveys and data products will also be announced here.

​Format updates:

2024 Q4

Large change in headers labels. More information coming soon.

2024 Q1

Several field descriptions have been modified by request from IBTSWG and after review and acceptance by WGDG in Q1 2024 meeting. These reviewed descriptions are available in the 

Unified format description document, not yet in the mandatory fields per survey page, as this will be largely modified by the end of 2024.

2023 Q1

New field added to HH record type: SurveyIndexArea. This field is related to the TS_AreaType in CA and will allow submission of HH data according to specific survey areas, instead of StatRec.

Vocabularies updates:

2024 Q4

The vocab linked to the CA field OtGrading will change from TS_OtGrading to the common MeasurementCertainty. Only AQ codes will be allowed in DATRAS. 

2023 Q2

Two codes in TS_AreaType are deprecated, 18 (DYFS continental index areas) and 19 (DYFS ENG index mini areas), and a new common DYFS code has been created, 28 (DYFS index areas).

A new code type TS_DYFS_Areas​ has been created, merging the previous two code types ​TS_DYFS_ContAreas and TS_DYFS_miniAreas.

The descriptions of all codes in TS_SpecVal has been reviewed by the survey groups. 

2023 Q3

Known outstanding data issues:

Please be aware that there are known issues with the way CatCatchWgt has been reported until 2023. These are documented in​.


Web changes:

Several data products names have been modified to make them more understandable to the general public:

"Exchange Data" is now "Unaggregated trawl and biological information"
"FlexFile" is now "Swept Area trawl information"
"ALK" is now "Age Length Key"
"SMALK" is now "Age Length Key by Sex and Maturity"
"Indices" is now "Age-based indices by area"
"Litter Exchange Data" is now "Unaggregated litter data"

Furthermore, a brief description of each data product appears when the product is selected, together with one or several links to the relevant documentation.



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