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Office for Coastal Management, 2023: West Coast EFH Conservation Areas, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/48942.

Item Identification

Title: West Coast EFH Conservation Areas
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2016-02-10
Abstract:

These data depict Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) conservation areas off Washington, Oregon, and California. The coordinate locations are from NMFS' Final Rule to implement Amendment 19 to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (71 FR 27408; May 11, 2006). In order to minimize to the extent practicable adverse effects from fishing, the final rule prohibits fishing with various gear types within these areas. Consult the text of the final rule for specific details about each area and the management measures. The prohibitions are listed in Section 660.306 and the official coordinates are listed in Sections 660.397, 660.398, and 660.399 of the final rule.

Purpose:

To support ocean planning activities pursuant to the Executive Order Regarding the Ocean Policy to Advance the Economic, Security, and Environmental Interests of the United States, the Energy Policy Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Rivers and Harbors Act, and the Coastal Zone Management Act.

Supplemental Information:

These boundaries were created by an automated process to extract the coordinates from the text of the Final Rule. Any discrepancies between these coordinates and the Federal Register will be resolved in favor of the Federal Register.

Original contact information:

Contact Name: Steve Copps

Contact Org: NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service, Northwest Region

Phone: (206) 526-6140

Email: steve.copps@noaa.gov

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT
UNCONTROLLED
ISO 19115 Topic Category biota
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
None essential fish habitat (EFH)
None final rule
None fishery management plan (FMP)
None groundfish
None minimize fishing impacts

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
UNCONTROLLED
None California
None Northwest Pacific Ocean
None Oregon
None Pacific coast
None Washington
None west coast

Physical Location

Organization: Office for Coastal Management
City: Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Distribution Liability:

https://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Data Set Credit: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Support Roles

Point of Contact

CC ID: 654877
Date Effective From: 2016-02-10
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 654882
W° Bound: -128.767
E° Bound: -117.833333
N° Bound: 48.398167
S° Bound: 32.5

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 654881
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2006-05-11

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Use Constraints:

For coastal and ocean planning

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 1121395
Download URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/data/
Distributor:
Description:

MarineCadastre.gov Data Registry

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 654900
Activity Date/Time: 2016-02-10
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 654899
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-14
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: 717589
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 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.1.0.722

Data Quality

Accuracy:

Attributes were generated via an automated process from the text of the Federal Register document. Attributes were visually assessed for accuracy.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Horizontal accuracy is assumed to be absolute because coordinate locations were extracted in an automated process from the text of the Federal Register.

Completeness Report:

The areas are complete within the west coast Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

Conceptual Consistency:

The areas were derived from the Federal Register document, and the caveats associated with the source data would apply to this line.

Lineage

Sources

EFH Conservation Areas off Washington, Oregon, and California for NMFS' Final Rule Implementing Amendment 19 to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan

CC ID: 654866
Contact Name: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Northwest Regional Office
Publish Date: 2006-05-11
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2006-05-11
Citation URL: http://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/publications/gis_maps/gis_data/salmon_steelhead/efh/efhgroundfish.zip
Source Contribution:

zip file containing efh_consarea_polygons | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online

Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery

CC ID: 654864
Contact Name: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service
Publish Date: 2006-05-11
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2006-05-11
Citation URL: http://www.nwr.noaa.gov/Publications/FR-Notices/2006/upload/71FR27408.pdf
Source Contribution:

Provides coordinate list | Source Geospatial Form: PDF document with coordinate lists | Type of Source Media: online

U.S. Merged Vector Shoreline Derived from NOAA Nautical Charts

CC ID: 654865
Contact Name: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Coast Survey (OCS), Coast Survey Development Laboratory (CSDL)
Publish Date: 2001-10-01
Extent Type: Continuing
Extent Start Date/Time: 2001-10
Citation URL: http://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/csdl/ctp/cm_vs.htm
Source Contribution:

Provides mean high water shoreline delineation | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 654867
Description:

(1) Extracted point coordinates and area name from Federal Register text using Perl script.

(2) Created ArcInfo format line coverage.

(3) For areas that had the high water line as a boundary, or that overlapped with land, combined with lines from NOAA' merged vector shoreline to create closed polygons.

Process Date/Time: 2006-05-01 00:00:00
Source: Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery

Process Step 2

CC ID: 654868
Description:

Metadata imported.

Process Date/Time: 2006-05-24 00:00:00
Source: EFH Conservation Areas off Washington, Oregon, and California for NMFS' Final Rule Implementing Amendment 19 to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan

Process Step 3

CC ID: 654869
Description:

Dataset copied.

Process Date/Time: 2006-12-20 00:00:00
Source: EFH Conservation Areas off Washington, Oregon, and California for NMFS' Final Rule Implementing Amendment 19 to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan

Process Step 4

CC ID: 654870
Description:

1. Determined this layer was what we had been referring to as "Pacific Groundfish EFH Areas with Fishing Restriction" by comparing data with what was found in this data download file: http://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/publications/gis_maps/gis_data/salmon_steelhead/efh/efhgroundfish.zip

2. Downloaded data

3. Created new feature class named "West Coast EFH Conservation Areas".

4. Imported fields and renamed per OCM standards, imported features.

5. Deleted one feature determined to be land area of Catalina Island, no attributes were present for this feature.

7. Repaired Geometry

8. Projected into web Mercator

9. Edited metadata to match the FGDC schema to be able to host in OCM's WAF.

Process Date/Time: 2016-01-18 00:00:00
Source: EFH Conservation Areas off Washington, Oregon, and California for NMFS' Final Rule Implementing Amendment 19 to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan

Child Items

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Rubric Score Type Title
Entity efh_consarea_points.dbf

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 48942
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:48942
Metadata Record Created By: Anne Ball
Metadata Record Created: 2017-11-14 15:56+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-02-08
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2018-02-08
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-02-08