Short Citation:
Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, 2021: New Hampshire / Southern Maine Ocean Uses Atlas: Fishing sector, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40004.

Item Identification

Title: New Hampshire / Southern Maine Ocean Uses Atlas: Fishing sector
Short Name: NH_ME_ocean_uses_atlas_fishing
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2010-03-08
Abstract:

The Ocean Uses Atlas Project is an innovative partnership between the Coastal Response Research Center (CRRC) and NOAA's Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM). The Project was designed to enhance ocean management through geospatial data on the full range of significant human uses of the ocean environment from the shorelines of New Hampshire and Southern Maine to the EEZ boundary. The data were gathered from regional ocean experts and users through participatory GIS methods. For more information on the project scope, background and related data products, please visit http://www.crrc.unh.edu/workshops/ocean_uses/index.html or https://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/MarineCadastre/OceanUsesNewHampshireMaine/MapServer.

Purpose:

The New Hampshire / Southern Maine Ocean Uses Atlas Project fills a critical information gap in ocean management by providing an unprecedented, comprehensive, consistent and spatially explicit picture of human uses for management agencies, policy makers and stakeholders interested in sound and equitable ocean governance. Using participatory GIS concepts and applications, the Atlas Project generated spatial data and map products illustrating patterns, intensity, and temporal changes in a wide range of human uses in three broad categories of use: (i) fishing, (ii) non-consumptive, and (iii) industrial activities. The resulting datasets depict patterns of ocean use on a broad scale appropriate for a variety of ocean planning and management needs. Specifically, the data will be used in the Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA) during the March 2010 Spill of National Significance (SONS) drill. This dataset contains the fishing activities, and is part of the larger New Hampshire / Southern Maine Ocean Uses Atlas database.

Notes:

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Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
ISO 19115 Topic Category geoscientificInformation
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category society
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category Socioeconomics
None Benthic Fishing with Fixed Gear
None Benthic Fishing with Mobile Gear
None Commercial Dive Fishing
None Commercial Kelp and Algae Harvest
None Commercial Lobster Fishing
None Commercial Pelagic Fishing
None Fishing
None Human Uses
None Kayak Fishing
None Ocean Use
None Recreational Boat Fishing
None Recreational Dive Fishing
None Recreational Harvest
None Shore Fishing

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Atlantic Ocean
None Casco Bay
None East Coast
None Exclusive Economic Zone
None Gulf of Maine
None Maine
None New Hampshire

Physical Location

Organization: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
City: Silver Spring
State/Province: MD

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Entity Attribute Overview:

The Fishing sector contains 12 ocean uses: -Commercial dive fishing: includes commercial SCUBA and free diving for invertebrates and fishes; excludes all other forms of commercial fishing; -Commercial fishing with benthic fixed gear: includes traps, pots, bottom longlines, bottom gillnets, vertical hook and line; excludes commercial lobster fishing and all other forms of commercial fishing; -Commercial fishing with benthic mobile gear: includes trawling, dredging, other mobile gear; excludes all other forms of commercial fishing; -Commercial kelp and algae harvest: includes commercial kelp and algae harvesting; excludes all other harvesting; -Commercial lobster fishing: includes commercial fishing for lobsters; excludes all other forms of commercial fishing; -Commercial pelagic fishing: includes mid-water trawling, purse seine, pelagic longlines, handlines, harpoons, mid-water gillnets; excludes all other forms of commercial fishing; -Kayak fishing: includes hook and line fishing from hand-propelled kayaks; excludes all other forms of fishing, including motorized kayaks; -Recreational and commercial fishing from shore: includes rod and reel, surf-casting, fishing from piers, jetties, crap traps, cast nets; excludes all other forms of shore-based fishing; -Recreational dive fishing: includes recreational SCUBA and free-diving for invertebrates and fishes; excludes all other forms of fishing; -Recreational fishing from boats - benthic species: includes party boats, rod and reel, trolling, traps, head boats, and private boats targeting benthic species; excludes all other forms of boat-based fishing; -Recreational fishing from boats - pelagic species: includes party boats, rod and reel, trolling, head boats, and private boats targeting pelagic species; excludes all other forms of boat-based fishing; -Shore-based recreational harvest: includes intertidal collection or subsistence harvest of living marine species (i.e. plants, invertebrates, and fish) for consumption, bait, aquaria, or research; excludes all other forms of harvesting; For all uses mapped in this sector, the use footprint and dominant use areas are included in the dataset. The use footprint (aka the Maximum Footprint of Use) includes all areas in which the use is known to occur with some regularity, regardless of frequency or intensity. The dominant use areas include areas where the use is most commonly pursued and are defined as areas within the general use footprint that are routinely used by most users most of the time. Future use areas are also included for certain uses where participants anticipated an increase in spatial extent or intensity. Future use areas reflect an anticipated significant and disproportionate (relative to other areas) change in patterns of use through either a lateral expansion of a dominant use area or an increase in intensity of use, or both in the foreseeable future but within the next ten years. For commercial lobster fishing, dominant use areas were mapped separately for summer and winter.

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

For more information on use definitions and types, see the readme document supplied with the data or visit http://www.crrc.unh.edu/workshops/ocean_uses/index.html.For a crosswalk of field names to use names, see the aliases in the supplied ArcMap document NHME_ocean_uses_atlas_SAMPLE.mxd

Distribution Liability:

Atlas data describe broad uses of the ocean, and are not intended to be used for navigational purposes or provide information on regulations affecting human activities.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 497278
Date Effective From: 2010-03-08
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): MPA Data Manager
Address: 99 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Email Address: mpainventory@noaa.gov
Phone: 831-647-6462
Fax: 831-647-1732

Distributor

CC ID: 497280
Date Effective From: 2010-03-08
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): MPA Data Manager
Address: 99 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Email Address: mpainventory@noaa.gov
Phone: 831-647-6462
Fax: 831-647-1732

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 497281
Date Effective From: 2010-03-08
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): MPA Data Manager
Address: 99 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Email Address: mpainventory@noaa.gov
Phone: 831-647-6462
Fax: 831-647-1732

Point of Contact

CC ID: 497279
Date Effective From: 2010-03-08
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): MPA Data Manager
Address: 99 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Email Address: mpainventory@noaa.gov
Phone: 831-647-6462
Fax: 831-647-1732

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 497284
W° Bound: -70.955177
E° Bound: -67.457981
N° Bound: 43.946476
S° Bound: 42.812529

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 497283
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2010-03-08

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 587924
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 26845

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None.

Data Use Constraints:

Atlas data describe broad uses of the ocean, and are not intended to be used for navigational purposes or provide information on regulations affecting human activities.

URLs

URL 2

CC ID: 497276
URL: http://www.crrc.unh.edu/workshops/ocean_uses/index.html
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 497312
Activity Date/Time: 2010-10-06
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 497311
Activity Date/Time: 2017-04-05
Description:

Converted from FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) using 'fgdc_to_inport_xml.pl' script. Contact Tyler Christensen (NOS) for details.

Activity Log 3

CC ID: 587922
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 601954
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 718822
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08
Description:

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Technical Environment

Description:

Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.6.1500

Data Quality

Accuracy:

Attribute accuracy was maintained by comparing data before and after each process step, and by comparing final product to source data.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Workshops were conducted at a maximum scale of 1:100,000. During post processing, original workshop polygons were aggregated to an ordered one-quarter nautical mile squared grid, so exact use locations within each block are not discernible. Data are intended to portray broad patterns for each use at a comparable scale to inform ocean management but are not intended for navigation or enforcement purposes.

Completeness Report:

All uses in the Fishing sector were mapped for the entirety of the project area.

Conceptual Consistency:

Logical consistency was maintained by comparing data before and after each process step, and by comparing final product to source data.

Lineage

Sources

DMR Shrimp tows

CC ID: 601955
Contact Name: Maine Department of Marine Resources
Publish Date: 2009-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2009
Source Contribution:

Data were added to commercial fishing with benthic mobile gear use. | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: electronic mail system

MPA Inventory GIS Database

CC ID: 601956
Contact Name: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM), National Marine Protected Areas Center (MPAC)
Publish Date: 2008-03-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2008-03
Citation URL: http://www.mpa.gov/dataanalysis/mpainventory/
Source Contribution:

The MPA Inventory was used to erase areas where particular fishing uses were drawn but are prohibited. | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 601957
Description:

Data were digitized by workshop participant groups in Durham, NH.

Process Date/Time: 2010-01-01 00:00:00

Process Step 2

CC ID: 601958
Description:

Data from each group were reviewed following the workshop to: a. Detail any instructions from participants to add/remove areas in post-processing b. Review GIS technician and facilitator workshop notes for any relevant data-editing comments c. Discuss any areas that might require special attention or follow up.

Process Date/Time: 2010-01-01 00:00:00

Process Step 3

CC ID: 601959
Description:

Data were processed by Project GIS Specialist to clean artifacts created during the live, participatory mapping process.

Process Date/Time: 2010-02-01 00:00:00

Process Step 4

CC ID: 601960
Description:

All polygons were clipped to the project boundary to remove land and any marine areas outside the scope of the workshop.

Process Date/Time: 2010-02-01 00:00:00

Process Step 5

CC ID: 601961
Description:

Use-specific procedures were performed based on participant input. This involved removing areas that were stated as not occurring beyond a certain depth or distance from shore.

Process Date/Time: 2010-02-01 00:00:00

Process Step 6

CC ID: 601962
Description:

Areas from DMR Shrimp tows were added to the commercial fishing with benthic mobile gear use.

Process Date/Time: 2010-02-01 00:00:00
Source: DMR Shrimp tows

Process Step 7

CC ID: 601963
Description:

A polygon-in-polygon analysis was run for each use using one quarter nautical mile squared microblocks as the zonal layer to determine the number of groups that identified a use in each grid cell.

Process Date/Time: 2010-02-01 00:00:00

Process Step 8

CC ID: 601964
Description:

Data normalized for each use. For the footprint and future use aspects, an analysis cell with any number greater than 0 became a 1. For dominant, if the number of workshop groups who mapped a cell as dominant was at or greater than 50% of the groups who mapped that use, the value became a 1. If only 2 or fewer groups had knowledge of dominant use for the entire area, all dominant areas were retained. All other cells became a 0, so that the final field values are binary (1= Yes, 0 = No)

Process Date/Time: 2010-02-01 00:00:00

Process Step 9

CC ID: 601965
Description:

Processed data was analyzed for completeness and consistency. For areas where patterns did not agree, contextual edits were made based on reviewing workshop notes or existing sources and making logical edits where appropriate.

Process Date/Time: 2010-02-01 00:00:00

Process Step 10

CC ID: 601966
Description:

Areas where particular fishing uses were mapped but are prohibited were erased from the dataset. The fishing closure areas were determined by a combination of workshop input, published regulations, and the MPA Center Inventory. The MPA Inventory v.1 can be found online at www.mpa.gov.

Process Date/Time: 2010-02-01 00:00:00
Source: MPA Inventory GIS Database

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 40004
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-05 14:27+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-02-08
Owner Org: ONMS
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-02-09