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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Maine and New Hampshire 2016 FISH Polygons, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40372.

Item Identification

Title: Maine and New Hampshire 2016 FISH Polygons
Short Name: Maine and New Hampshire 2016 FISH Polygons
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2016
Abstract:

This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for finfish in Maine and New Hampshire. Vector polygons in this data set represent include selected marine, estuarine, and diadromous species of commercial, recreational, ecological and/or conservation interest. Species-specific abundance, seasonality, status, life history, and source information are stored in associated data tables (described below) designed to be used in conjunction with this spatial data layer. This data set is a portion of the ESI data for Maine and New Hampshire. As a whole, the ESI data characterize the marine and coastal environments and wildlife by their sensitivity to spilled oil, and include information for three main components: shoreline habitats, sensitive biological resources, and human-use resources. See also the FISHPT (Fish Points) and FISHL (Fish Lines) data layers for additional fish information.

Purpose:

The ESI data are intended to provide baseline environmental data for oil spill planning and response. The Clean Water Act with amendments by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 requires response plans for immediate and effective protection of sensitive resources. The ESI data may be appropriate for many other coastal management efforts, though the original intent should be kept in mind.

Notes:

1907

Other Citation Details:

Prepared by Woolpert, Inc., Dayton, Ohio for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration, Emergency Response Division, Seattle, Washington.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > OIL SPILLS
UNCONTROLLED
ISO 19115 Topic Category biota
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
None Coastal resources
None Coastal Zone Management
None Environmental Monitoring
None ESI
None Fish
None Oil spill planning
None Sensitivity maps
None Wildlife

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MAINE
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW HAMPSHIRE

Physical Location

Organization: Office of Response and Restoration
City: Seattle
State/Province: WA
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: GIS Files
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Maintenance Note:

Data content is considered static once published. However, if issues with the Geodatabase linkages or table contents are identified, the Geodatabase and/or the associated Map Document may be updated. Assure most current data is being used by downloading from https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download and/or comparing modification dates provided at this site.

Data Presentation Form: Model (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

The primary attribute tables associated with the ESI biology data are BIOFILE, SOURCES, and BREED_DT. The geographic data layer containing biological resource information (in this case, FISH) is linked to the BIOFILE using the RARNUM field. There is a many-to-many relationship from the data layer to the BIOFILE, as an RARNUM may be repeated in several geographic features. Likewise, in the BIOFILE, the same RARNUM may appear in multiple records, representing a unique combination of species found in that region. To be represented by the same RARNUM, these species groups must also share the same seasonality, concentration, mapping qualifier, and source information. The items in the BIOFILE are ELEMENT, SUBELEMENT, NAME, GEN_SPEC, S, F, STATE, S_DATE, F_DATE, GRANK, GRANKDATE, MAPPING_QUALIFIER, CONC, JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC, BREED1, BREED2, BREED3, BREED4, BREED5, RARNUM, G_SOURCE, S_SOURCE, and BREED. The G_SOURCE and S_SOURCE fields provide links to the SOURCES table, where object level source information is available. The BREED field is the link to the BREED_DT table, where searchable breed information is provided. The links to both of these tables are also many-to-many. During the collection of the ESI data, six relational data tables are used to store the attribute data. These are the BIORES, BREED, SEASONAL, SOURCES, SPECIES, and STATUS tables. When we create new ESI data, we populate these tables to maintain the integrity of the data collected. Once completed, all information populating these tables is collapsed into the BIOFILE to ease data queries and general usability of the final product.

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

A complete description of entity types, attributes, and attribute values for ESI atlases can be found in the NOAA ESI Guidelines. This includes documentation of the six relational tables (mentioned above) used during data collection.

Entity Attribute Detail URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_guidelines
Distribution Liability:

Although these data have been processed and used successfully on a computer system at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by NOAA regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. NOAA warrants the delivery of this product in computer-readable format. If problems are encountered in downloading the ESI data or with file corruption, contact NOAA (see Distributor). These data represent a snapshot in time and temporal changes may have occurred. The data are not intended to include all biological or human-use resources present in an area; they focus on species and resources particularly sensitive to oiling. In the event of a spill, they should be used for a first assessment only. The data providers are the experts with regard to individual resources. They should be contacted to confirm if more current data exist or if in-depth information is needed about a particular resource.

Data Set Credit: This project was supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R), Emergency Response Division (ERD), Seattle, Washington.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 509154
Date Effective From: 2016
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 509156
Date Effective From: 2016
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 509157
Date Effective From: 2016
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 509155
Date Effective From: 2016
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 748277
W° Bound: -71.0981
E° Bound: -66.8576
N° Bound: 45.1917
S° Bound: 42.8061
Description

This reflects the extent of all land and water features included in the overall Maine and New Hampshire ESI study region. The bounding box for this particular feature class may vary depending on occurrences identified and mapped.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 748278
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2014
End: 2016
Description:

Time Frame Range starts with ESI Project Start Year, and ends with ESI Atlas Publication Year.

Spatial Information

Spatial Resolution

Level of Detail Description:

In the "Vector Representation" section, Topology Level is considered "Geometry Only", and Polygons are considered as "Complex Objects".

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes
Text / Table: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 589591
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 475

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Data can be accessed by downloading the zipped ArcGIS geodatabase from the Download URL (see Distribution Information). Questions can be directed to the ESI Program Manager (Point Of Contact).

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

DO NOT USE MAPS FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES. Management boundaries are not to be considered legal boundaries. Edges may have been altered for cartographic processes. Note that the ESI database should not be used to the exclusion of other pertinent data or information held by state or federal agencies or other organizations. Likewise, information contained in the database cannot be used in place of consultations with environmental, natural resource, and cultural resource agencies, or in place of field surveys. Recognize that the information contained in the ESI database represents known concentration areas or occurrences of natural, cultural, and human-use resources, but does not necessarily represent the full distribution or range of each species or resource. This is particularly important to recognize when considering potential impacts to protected resources, such as endangered species, wetlands, etc. Besides the above warnings, there are no use constraints on these data. Acknowledgment of the originators, publishers, contributors, and sources listed would be appreciated in products derived from these data.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 509161
Start Date: 2016
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download
Distributor: ESI Program Manager (2016 - Present)
File Name: Maine_NewHampshire_2016_ESI.gdb
Description:

This feature class is part of the downloadable Esri Arc Geodatabase.

File Date/Time: 2018-01-09 00:00:00
File Type: Arc Geodatabase
File Size: 247 MB
Compression: Zip

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 509152
URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
Name: ESI Overview
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: html
Description:

Overview of ESI data content and uses.

URL 2

CC ID: 748286
URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_guidelines
Name: ESI Guidelines
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: pdf
Description:

Guidelines for developing ESI data content and overview of ESI data structure. Useful for data collectors and users requiring more in depth information on the ESI process.

URL 3

CC ID: 748287
URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/ESI-Browse-Graphic.pdf
Name: ESI Browse Graphic
URL Type:
Browse Graphic
File Resource Format: pdf
Description:

ESI Browse Graphic depicts the relationships between the spatial data layers and the attribute data tables for the Maine and New Hampshire ESI data.

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 509175
Activity Date/Time: 2017-04
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 509174
Activity Date/Time: 2017-04-05
Description:

Converted from 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: 589589
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 603882
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 719194
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08
Description:

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Technical Environment

Description:

The software packages used to develop the atlas are Environmental Systems Research Institute's ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2(R) . The hardware configuration is PCs with Windows Operating System 7.

Data Quality

Accuracy:

A multi-stage error checking process is used to verify both attribute accuracy and logical consistency throughout data production. The process includes a standardized data entry methodology, data review by in-house and external resource experts, a final Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) process, and multiple automated logical consistency checks. Quantitative data (such as densities, counts, abundances, or concentrations) provided by resource experts for inclusion in the data set may vary widely in attribute accuracy, depending upon the methodology used to collect and compile such data. For a more detailed evaluation of source data attribute accuracy, contact the sources listed in the Lineage section.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Spatial components for the biological data layers can come from expert interviews, hardcopy, or digital sources. Some of the spatial components of the biological data layers may have been developed using regional experts who estimate concentration areas. It is difficult to estimate the positional accuracy of such data, except to state that they are compiled on hardcopy base maps with a scale of 1:24,000. Some of the spatial components of the biological data sets are developed from pre-existing digital or hardcopy sources and reflect the positional accuracy of these original data. Note that biological resource data by their very nature are considered "fuzzy", and this should be understood when considering the positional accuracy of vector digital objects representing these resources. See the Lineage and Process_Description sections for more information on the original source data and how these data were integrated or manipulated to create the final data set.

Completeness Report:

These data represent a synthesis of expert knowledge, available hardcopy documents, survey data, maps, and digital data on fish species distributions. See also the FISHPT (Fish Points) and FISHL (Fish Lines) data layers for additional fish information. These data do not necessarily represent all fish occurrences in Maine, New Hampshire. The following species are included in this data set: F00085,Alewife,Alosa pseudoharengus; F00086,Blueback herring,Alosa aestivalis; F00087,American shad,Alosa sapidissima; F00098,American eel,Anguilla rostrata; F00101,Shortnose sturgeon,Acipenser brevirostrum; F00102,Atlantic sturgeon,Acipenser oxyrinchus; F00104,Striped bass,Morone saxatilis; F00144,Atlantic salmon,Salmo salar; F00233,Ninespine stickleback,Pungitius pungitius; F00500,Sea lamprey,Petromyzon marinus; F00501,Brown trout (sea run),Salmo trutta (sea run); F00502,Brook trout (sea run),Salvelinus fontinalis (sea run); F00065,Bluefish,Pomatomus saltatrix; F00088,Winter flounder,Pleuronectes americanus; F00110,Black Seabass,Centropristis striata; F00115,Atlantic menhaden,Brevoortia tyrannus; F00145,White perch,Morone Americana; F00146,Atlantic herring,Clupea harengus; F00160,Windowpane flounder,Scophthalmus aquosus; F00488,Smooth flounder,Pleuronectes putnami; F00091,Threespine stickleback,Gasterosteus aculeatus; F00092,Fourspine stickleback,Apeltes quadracus; F00093,Striped killifish,Fundulus majalis; F00094,Atlantic silverside,Menidia menidia; F00095,Mummichog,Fundulus heteroclitus; F00479,Grubby,Myoxocephalus aenaeus; F00482,Northern pipefish,Syngnathus fuscus; F00084,Rainbow smelt,Osmerus mordax; F00089,Cunner,Tautogolabrus adspersus; F00090,White hake,Urophycis tenuis; F00099,Atlantic tomcod,Microgadus tomcod; F00148,Silver hake,Merluccius bilinearis; F00149,Atlantic cod,Gadus morhua; F00154,Pollock,Pollachius virens; F00155,Red hake,Urophycis chuss; F00156,American sand lance,Ammodytes americanus; F00199,Rock gunnel,Pholis gunnellus; F00467,American plaice,Hippoglossoides platessoides; F00480,Haddock,Melanogrammus aeglefinus; F00481,Longhorn sculpin,Myoxocephalus octodecemspinosus; F00483,Northern searobin,Prionotus carolinus; F00484,Ocean pout,Macrozoarces americanus; F00486,Shorthorn sculpin,Myoxocephalus scorpius; F00489,Yellowtail flounder,Pleuronectes ferrugineus; F01016,Skates,n\a; F01260,Atlantic Wolffish,Anarhichas lupus; F00147,Atlantic mackerel,Scomber scombrus; F00158,Butterfish,Peprilus triacanthus.

Conceptual Consistency:

A multi-stage error checking process, described in the above Attribute Accuracy Report, is used to verify both attribute accuracy and logical consistency throughout data production. This process includes multiple automated logical consistency checks that test the files for missing or duplicate data, rules for proper coding, GIS topological consistencies, and SQL SERVER(R) to ArcGIS(R) consistencies. A final review is made by the GIS manager, before the final Geodatabase and metadata are created. After the data are delivered to NOAA, they are again subjected to several consistency checks, and processed into the final delivery format.

Lineage

Sources

ATLANTIC WOLFFISH ESA SPECIES OF CONCERN FACT SHEET

CC ID: 603890
Contact Name: NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA) FISHERIES
Publish Date: 2009-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2009
Citation URL: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/pdfs/species/atlanticwolffish_detailed.pdf
Source Contribution:

FISH information | Source Geospatial Form: PDF DOCUMENT | Type of Source Media: online

DISTRIBUTION AND ABUNDANCE OF COASTAL FISH SPECIES

CC ID: 603889
Contact Name: HUNT HOWELL, UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

FISH information | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: UNKNOWN

DISTRIBUTION AND ABUNDANCE OF INVERTEBRATES AND FISH IN COASTAL WATERS

CC ID: 603888
Contact Name: LARRY HARRIS, UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

FISH information | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: UNKNOWN

MAINE_ALEWIFE_PONDS_020614 (ALEWIFE PONDS IN MAINE)

CC ID: 603884
Contact Name: MAINE DEPARTMENT OF MARINE RESOURCES (MEDMR)
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2014
Source Contribution:

FISH information | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: UNKNOWN

MAINE_ALEWIFE_STREAMS_020614 (ALEWIFE STREAMS IN MAINE)

CC ID: 603885
Contact Name: MAINE DEPARTMENT OF MARINE RESOURCES (MEDMR)
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2014
Source Contribution:

FISH information | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: UNKNOWN

MAINE_SMELT_JAN2014_REVISIONV3III (MAINE SMELT HABITAT)

CC ID: 603886
Contact Name: MAINE DEPARTMENT OF MARINE RESOURCES (MEDMR)
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2014
Source Contribution:

FISH information | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: UNKNOWN

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, Essential Fish Habitat (EFH)

CC ID: 603887
Contact Name: NOAA New England Fishery Management Council, NMFS Northeast Region Habitat Conservation Division
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Citation URL: http://www.habitat.noaa.gov/protection/efh/newInv/index.html
Source Contribution:

FISH information | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online

STATEWIDE DISTRIBUTION OF DIADROMOUS FISH

CC ID: 603883
Contact Name: USFWS, GULF OF MAINE COASTAL PROGRAM
Publish Date: 2007-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2007
Citation URL: http://www.fws.gov/gomcp/identify.html%23diafish
Source Contribution:

FISH information | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 603891
Description:

Fish species distributions and associated data were provided by the USFWS Gulf of Maine Coastal Program (GOMCP), Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) Division of Sea Run Fisheries and Habitat, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW), NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, and through interviews with local resource experts. All digital data received from NH and Maine for the Fish Layer were edited as necessary to match NOAA ESI Shoreline layer included in this atlas. The GOMCP provided a GIS data set for all 12 species of diadromous fish in Maine. The data includes the current and historic extent of each species coded into the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD). For this data layer, the original NHD-based linear data was integrated with the ESI Hydro polygons to form both linear (FISHL) and polygon (FISH) feature classes. The Maine DMR provided additional GIS data sets for smelt and alewife distributions (lines and polygons). Both the Maine DMR and GOMCP also recommended including the 1984 Coastal Marine Resources Inventory data set ACFISH2, which contains point locations of streams and rivers in Maine with runs and passages of anadromous and catadromous fish. This data set is included in the FISHPT feature class for this atlas. The Maine DMR also provided the 2013 Maine Atlantic Salmon Habitat Survey data set which identifies important Atlantic salmon habitat including spawning and rearing areas. This data was developed from field surveys conducted on the mainstem and selected tributaries of the Aroostook, Dennys, Ducktap, East Machias, Kennebec, Machias, Passagassawakeag, Penobscot, Pleasant, Presumpscot, Saco, Sheepscot, St. George, Tunk and Union Rivers in Maine. Originally in a linear format, this data was integrated into both polygons (FISH) and lines (FISHL) for this atlas. Distribution, abundance and seasonality of other estuarine and marine fish species in both New Hampshire and Maine waters was based primarily on interviews with UNH scientists Dr. Hunt Howell and Dr. Larry Harris and data collected as part of NOAA Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) of the Northeast Region. Estuarine and marine fish species were mapped using broad distributions on most maps and some important spawning areas have been indicated (i.e., striped bass).

Process Date/Time: 2016-01-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov
Source: STATEWIDE DISTRIBUTION OF DIADROMOUS FISH

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity BIOFILE
Entity BREED_DT
Entity FISH
Entity SOURCES

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 40372
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:40372
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-05 14:51+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-11-30 16:28+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-09-28
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-09-29