Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: Highly Migratory Species, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/54378.

Item Identification

Title: Highly Migratory Species
Short Name: EFH_HighlyMigratorySpecies
Status: Completed
Abstract:

EFH has been designated in 8 regions around the United States and its territories. The process for determining these areas varies regionally. This GIS dataset combines all regional data for EFH currently mapped.Pursuant to the Magnuson-Stevens Act, each fishery management plan (FMP) must identify and describe Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) for the managed fishery, and the statute defines EFH as "those waters and substrates necessary to fish for spawning, breeding, feeding or growth to maturity." 16 U.S.C. § 1853(a)(7) and § 1802(10). NOAA’s regulations further define EFH adding, among other things, that "necessary" means "the habitat required to support a sustainable fishery and the managed species contribution to a healthy ecosystem." 50 C.F.R. § 600.10. More information on this dataset and what species are or are not included in the dataset can be found at: https://www.habitat.noaa.gov/protection/efh/newInv/index.html.Code of Federal Regulations with laws regarding EFHs can be found at: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2001-title50-vol3/xml/CFR-2001-title50-vol3-sec600-815.xml.

Purpose:

To support coastal and ocean planning and other activities pursuant to the Energy Policy Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Rivers and Harbors Act and the Submerged Lands Act.

Supplemental Information:

The native coordinate system for this layer is WGS 1984 World Mercator (ESPG: 3395). Please note: all MarineCadastre.gov data served by the NOAA Office for Coastal Management and hosted through Esri REST services are in the WGS 1984 Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere (EPSG: 3857) projection.

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 farming
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category planningCadastre
None alternative energy planning
None biological occurrence
None coastal energy planning
None conservation
None ecology
None environment
None environmental
None environmental energy planning
None farming
None fish
None habitat
None management
None marine
None marine cadastre
None marine spatial planning
None marine wildlife
None migration
None national
None natural resources
None ocean energy planning
None oceans
None offshore energy planning
None planningCadastre
None renewable energy planning
None United States

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America
None Atlantic
None national
None Pacific
None United States

Physical Location

City: Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
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. http://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Data Set Credit: ORIGINATORS: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Ocean Service (NOS), Office for Coastal Management (OCM); Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries, NOAA Fisheries; Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS);

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 791299
Date Effective From: 2018-06
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: 791300
Date Effective From: 2018-06
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Office for Coastal Management (OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Avenue
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
URL: https://www.coast.noaa.gov/

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 791302
Date Effective From: 2018-06
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: 791301
Date Effective From: 2018-06
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: 791304
W° Bound: -129.163655
E° Bound: -63.87228
N° Bound: 48.393771
S° Bound: 14.924739

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Use Constraints:

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

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 791305
Download URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/ORT/EFH_HighlyMigratorySpecies.zip
Distributor:
File Name: EFH Highly Migratory Species
Description:

Data access URL

Distribution 2

CC ID: 791306
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/OceanReportingTool/
Distributor:
File Name: ORT Map Service
Description:

Data access URL

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 791297
URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/oceanreports
Name: Ocean Reports
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

More information and online data visualization.

Technical Environment

Description:

Version 6.2 (Build 9200) ; Esri ArcGIS 10.5.1.7333

Data Quality

Accuracy:

The attributes in this dataset are believed to be accurate.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Maximum scale of intended use is 1:80,000.

Completeness Report:

Spatial and attribute properties are believed to be complete, although attribute information has been simplified. Geometric thresholds from original data are preserved. No tests have been completed for exhaustiveness.

Conceptual Consistency:

These data are believed to be logically consistent. Geometry is topologically clean.

Lineage

Sources

Essential Fish Habitat Highly Migratory Species

CC ID: 791293
Contact Name: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries, NOAA Fisheries
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2018-05-01
Citation URL: https://www.habitat.noaa.gov/protection/efh/newInv/index.html
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

National EFH spatial data to extract HMS from

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 791294
Description:

(1) Added "TYPE" field. (2) Selected all features that are associated with fish, viewed selection, calculated TYPE field to be "Fish". (3) Switched selection, calculated TYPE field to be "Shark".

Process Date/Time: 2018-08-01 00:00:00

Process Step 2

CC ID: 791295
Description:

(1) The Nationwide Shapefile (Latest data update: 03/14/2018) was downloaded (2) The Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (AHMS) and Pacific Highly Migratory Species (PHMS) were selected and exported out (3) The LTTD_Link and LTTDT_LINK field were deleted as the links were broken (4) The LTTD_Title field was deleted as this provided no useful information (5) ZONE, INSTATEWAT, ACRES were all deleted (6) The ZoomLevel field was deleted as this provided no usable information (7) The CentroidLa and CentroidLo were both deleted as this information is not needed (8) The Region field was deleted as this was redundant with the FMC (Fisheries Management Council) field (9) The DDBOX and LTTD_TIT_1 fields were both deleted as these were both identical to the SITENAME_L field (10) The DATACAVEAT field was deleted as this was only present for the Pacific HMS and was incomplete (11) TYPE field deleted as the only value was “EFH” – since the layer is the EFH for HMS it is not necessary (12) “Area_km2” added and Area calculation performed in WGS 1984 World Mercator performed to provide more accurate measurements (13) SITENAME_L renamed to EFH_HMS

Process Date/Time: 2018-05-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) Highly Migratory Species

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 54378
Metadata Record Created By: Anna Verrill
Metadata Record Created: 2018-10-25 12:07+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Jesse Brass
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-10-01 13:30+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-10-26
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-10-27