Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: West Coast Rockfish Conservation Areas, 2015, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/48945.

Item Identification

Title: West Coast Rockfish Conservation Areas, 2015
Short Name: WestCoastRockfishConservationAreas2015
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2015-12-09
Abstract:

These data delineate Rockfish Conservation Areas (RCA) off the West Coast of the United States for 2015. There are three types of areas closures depicted in this layer: Commercial Trawl Non-Groundfish, Commercial Trawl Groundfish, and Commercial Non-Trawl Groundfish. These areas represent closures to commercial fishing for non-groundfish with trawl gear, closed to commercial fishing for groundfish with trawl gear, or areas are closed to commercial fishing for groundfish with non-trawl gear, respectively. Closures may vary seasonally. Boundaries are lines that connect a series of coordinates that approximate particular depth contours. North/south boundaries are designated by specific lines of latitude. Keep in mind that Rockfish Management Areas are fairly dynamic and may change as often as 5 times per year. See the Source Info link for the latest information.

Purpose:

These data were developed to support the mission of the West Coast Ocean Data Network. Expected uses for these data are for regional resource management, impact assessment, policy development, and ocean planning. The data are not legal boundaries and should not be used to determine if fishing for specific species and/or with specific gear is allowed at a certain location.

Notes:

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Supplemental Information:

Spatial_Reference_Information:

Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:

Planar:

Grid_Coordinate_System:

Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator

Universal_Transverse_Mercator:

UTM_Zone_Number: 10

Transverse_Mercator:

Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.9996

Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -123.0

Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.0

False_Easting: 500000.0

False_Northing: 0.0

Planar_Coordinate_Information:

Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair

Coordinate_Representation:

Abscissa_Resolution: 0.6096

Ordinate_Resolution: 0.6096

Planar_Distance_Units: Meter

Geodetic_Model:

Horizontal_Datum_Name: D_WGS_1984

Ellipsoid_Name: WGS_1984

Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0

Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257223563

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Environmental Governance/Management
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
ISO 19115 Topic Category geoscientificInformation
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category society
None commercial
None fishing
None fishing closures
None fishing restrictions
None Groundfish
None RCA
None Rockfish
None trawl

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America
None California
None Oregon
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: Unknown
Data Presentation Form: Vector Digital Data Set (Polygon)
Distribution Liability:

NOAA makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the availability, quality, accuracy, content, completeness or suitability for the user's needs of such information. The services, information, and data made available on the Marine Cadastre web site are provided "as is" without warranties of any kind. These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation. https://marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Data Set Credit: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Department of the Interior, generously provided funding for data development. Sound GIS developed the data set. Source data providers include Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, and NOAA Marine Protected Areas Inventory. Special thanks to all West Coast Ocean Data Network members who participated in the data needs assessment and review process.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 655008
Date Effective From: 2015-12-09
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

Distributor

CC ID: 655010
Date Effective From: 2015-12-09
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

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 655011
Date Effective From: 2015-12-09
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

Point of Contact

CC ID: 655009
Date Effective From: 2015-12-09
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: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 655014
W° Bound: -129.162414
E° Bound: -117.120607
N° Bound: 48.505903
S° Bound: 30.891215

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 655013
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2015-06-30

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 655001
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 370

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

The data are not legal boundaries and should not be used to determine if fishing for specific species and/or with specific gear is allowed at a certain location. These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation. https://marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 655003
URL: http://www.boem.gov/Fishing-Closures-Map-Package.zip
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 2

CC ID: 655004
URL: http://www.boem.gov/Fishing-Closures-Map-Package/
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 4

CC ID: 655006
URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/data/
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 5

CC ID: 655007
URL: https://www.coast.noaa.gov/
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 655034
Activity Date/Time: 2016-11-09
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 655033
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-14
Description:

Converted from FGDC Content Standard 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: 717592
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08
Description:

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Data Quality

Accuracy:

Attribute values were reviewed for accuracy by agency representatives from NOAA.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

A formal accuracy assessment of the horizontal positional information in the data set has not been conducted.

Vertical Positional Accuracy:

A formal accuracy assessment of the vertical positional information in the data set has either not been conducted, or is not applicable.

Completeness Report:

Data set is considered complete for existing Rockfish Conservation Area closures and restrictions in effect as of June 2015.

Conceptual Consistency:

Attributes were reviewed for consistency by comparing all unique values within each attribute.

Lineage

Sources

RCA_Comm_NonTrawl_Groundfish

CC ID: 654995
Contact Name: West Coast Ocean Data Network
Publish Date: 2015-08-31
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015-07
Citation URL: http://portal.westcoastoceans.org/
Source Contribution:

File geodatabase containing Rockfish Conservation Areas closed to commercial non-trawl groundfish feature class. | Source Geospatial Form: Vector Digital Data Set (Polygon) | Type of Source Media: online

RCA_Comm_NonTrawl_Groundfish

CC ID: 654997
Contact Name: West Coast Ocean Data Network
Publish Date: 2015-08-31
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015-07
Citation URL: http://portal.westcoastoceans.org/
Source Contribution:

File geodatabase containing Rockfish Conservation Areas closed to commercial trawl non-groundfish feature class. | Source Geospatial Form: Vector Digital Data Set (Polygon) | Type of Source Media: online

RCA_Comm_NonTrawl_Groundfish

CC ID: 654996
Contact Name: West Coast Ocean Data Network
Publish Date: 2015-08-31
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015-07
Citation URL: http://portal.westcoastoceans.org/
Source Contribution:

File geodatabase containing Rockfish Conservation Areas closed to commercial trawl groundfish feature class. | Source Geospatial Form: Vector Digital Data Set (Polygon) | Type of Source Media: online

Rockfish Conservation Area Coordinates

CC ID: 654994
Contact Name: NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Citation URL: http://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/fisheries/management/groundfish_closures/rockfish_areas.html
Source Contribution:

Coordinates for Rockfish Conservation Areas | Source Geospatial Form: coordinate list spreadsheets | Type of Source Media: digital data file

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 654998
Description:

Converted .csv files to GIS line features representing approximate fathom contours. Created associated latitude line boundaries, stretching from shoreline to EEZ boundary. Merged fathom lines and latitude lines to create closure polygons.

Process Date/Time: 2015-07-15 00:00:00
Source: Rockfish Conservation Area Coordinates

Process Step 2

CC ID: 654999
Description:

1. Combined all 3 RCA feature classes created by WCGA into 1 feature class.

2. Clean up field names, lengths, and add aliases of the RCA data provided by WCGA.

3. Repaired geometry.

Process Date/Time: 2015-11-01 00:00:00
Source: RCA_Comm_NonTrawl_Groundfish

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) WestCoastRockfishConservationAreas2015

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 48945
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: 2019-07-02 15:17+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-02-08
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-02-09