Item Identification

Title: Protected Areas

Entity Information

Entity Type: GIS File
Active Version?: Yes
Description:

Database of Marine Protected Areas geospatial data.; Source: NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Data Attributes

Note: Metadata requirements do not apply to attributes for non-tabular entities.

Attribute Summary

Rubric Score Primary Key? Name Type Description
N/A
Vessel n/a Describes if vessel access is allowed within the MPA.; Source: MPAC
N/A
Cons_Focus n/a All characteristics of the area the site was established to conserve.; Source: MPAC
N/A
Pri_Con_Fo n/a Defines the primary characteristics of the area that the MPA was established to conserve.; Source: MPAC
N/A
NS_Full n/a Status of the site with respect to the National System of MPAs.; Source: MPAC
N/A
Mgmt_Agen n/a Agency responsible for managing the site.; Source: MPAC
N/A
URL_Viewer n/a Website link to open MPA Inventory viewer focusing on MPA.; Source: MPAC
N/A
Estab_Yr n/a The year the site was officially designated or established.; Source: MPAC
N/A
Site_Label n/a Abbreviated version of Site Name, used for cartographic purposes.; Source: MPAC
N/A
Site_ID n/a Unique site identifier assigned by MPAC.; Source: MPAC
N/A
Permanence n/a Classification of the permanence of the site.; Source: MPAC
N/A
Mgmt_Plan n/a The type of management plan developed for the site.; Source: MPAC
N/A
Prot_Lvl n/a Level of legal protection afforded to the site's natural and cultural resources and ecological processes.; Source: MPAC
N/A
Shape_Length n/a Length of feature in internal units.; Source: Esri
N/A
Shape_Area n/a Area of feature in internal units squared.; Source: Esri
N/A
Anchor n/a Describes whether anchoring in the site is permitted.; Source: MPAC
N/A
Shape n/a Feature geometry.; Source: Esri
N/A
Constancy n/a Classification of the constancy of the site throughout the year.; Source: MPAC
N/A
OBJECTID n/a Internal feature number.; Source: Esri
N/A
Area_sqkm n/a Area of protected area in square kilometers.; Source: MPAC
N/A
Site_Name n/a Official name of the protected area.; Source: MPAC
N/A
State n/a State name of MPA, or Program, if MPA is federal.; Source: MPAC
N/A
Gov_Level n/a Level of government responsible for designating and managing the site.; Source: MPAC
N/A
Prot_Focus n/a Ecological scale of site conservation targets.; Source: MPAC
N/A
Fish_Rstr n/a Level of restrictions on commercial and/or recreational fishing.; Source: MPAC
N/A
URL n/a Website for the protected area created by the managing agency.; Source: MPAC

Attribute Details

Vessel

CC ID: 794261
Seq. Order: 1
Data Storage Type: n/a
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Describes if vessel access is allowed within the MPA.; Source: MPAC

Allowed Values: Prohibited: Vessel traffic within the site is prohibited.; Restricted: The site allows some vessel traffic, with restrictions.; Unrestricted: The site allows vessel access.;

Cons_Focus

CC ID: 794262
Seq. Order: 2
Data Storage Type: n/a
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

All characteristics of the area the site was established to conserve.; Source: MPAC

Allowed Values: Cultural Heritage: Cultural Heritage; Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Production: Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Production; Natural Heritage: Natural Heritage; Natural Heritage and Cultural Heritage: Natural Heritage and Cultural Heritage; Natural Heritage and Sustainable Production: Natural Heritage and Sustainable Production; Natural Heritage, Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Production: Natural Heritage, Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Production; Sustainable Production: Sustainable Production;

Pri_Con_Fo

CC ID: 794263
Seq. Order: 3
Data Storage Type: n/a
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Defines the primary characteristics of the area that the MPA was established to conserve.; Source: MPAC

Allowed Values: Cultural Heritage: MPAs or zones established and managed wholly or in part to protect and understand submerged cultural resources that reflect the nation's maritime history and traditional cultural connections to the sea.; Natural Heritage: MPAs or zones established and managed wholly or in part to sustain, conserve, restore, and understand the protected area's natural biodiversity, populations, communities, habitats, and ecosystems; the ecological and physical processes upon which they depend; and, the ecological services, human uses and values they provide to this and future generations.; Sustainable Production: MPAs or zones established and managed wholly or in part with the explicit purpose of supporting the continued extraction of renewable living resources (such as fish, shellfish, plants, birds, or mammals) that live within the MPA, or that are exploited elsewhere but depend upon the protected area's habitat for essential aspects of their ecology or life history (feeding, spawning, mating, or nursery grounds).;

NS_Full

CC ID: 794264
Seq. Order: 4
Data Storage Type: n/a
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Status of the site with respect to the National System of MPAs.; Source: MPAC

Allowed Values: Member: Site has been approved as a National System MPA; Member: Site has been approved as a National System MPA; Nominated: Site has been nominated, and is currently under consideration for entry to the National System; Not Eligible: Site does not meet eligibility criteria for the National System;

Mgmt_Agen

CC ID: 794265
Seq. Order: 5
Data Storage Type: n/a
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Agency responsible for managing the site.; Source: MPAC

Allowed Values: Agency responsible for managing the site.

URL_Viewer

CC ID: 794266
Seq. Order: 6
Data Storage Type: n/a
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Website link to open MPA Inventory viewer focusing on MPA.; Source: MPAC

Allowed Values: Website link to open MPA Inventory viewer focusing on MPA.

Estab_Yr

CC ID: 794267
Seq. Order: 7
Data Storage Type: n/a
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The year the site was officially designated or established.; Source: MPAC

Allowed Values: The year the site was officially designated or established.

Site_Label

CC ID: 794268
Seq. Order: 8
Data Storage Type: n/a
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Abbreviated version of Site Name, used for cartographic purposes.; Source: MPAC

Allowed Values: Abbreviated version of Site Name, used for cartographic purposes.

Site_ID

CC ID: 794269
Seq. Order: 9
Data Storage Type: n/a
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Unique site identifier assigned by MPAC.; Source: MPAC

Allowed Values: Consists of government level identifier combined with unique number value.

Permanence

CC ID: 794270
Seq. Order: 10
Data Storage Type: n/a
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Classification of the permanence of the site.; Source: MPAC

Allowed Values: Conditional: MPAs or zones that have the potential, and often the expectation, to persist administratively over time, but whose legal authority has a finite duration and must be actively renewed or ratified based on periodic governmental reviews of performance; Permanent: MPAs or zones whose legal authorities provide some level of protection to the site in perpetuity for future generations, unless reversed by unanticipated future legislation or regulatory actions; Temporary: MPAs that are designed to address relatively short-term conservation and/or management needs by protecting a specific habitat or species for a finite duration, with no expectation or specific mechanism for renewal;

Mgmt_Plan

CC ID: 794271
Seq. Order: 11
Data Storage Type: n/a
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The type of management plan developed for the site.; Source: MPAC

Allowed Values: Community Agreement: A verbal or written community agreement has been reached for the management of the site; MPA Programmatic Management Plan: A management plan has been developed for a broader MPA program, which includes the site; No Management Plan: No management plan has been developed for the site, or the management plan is still in draft form; Non-MPA Programmatic Fisheries Management Plan: A fisheries management plan has been developed, which includes the management of the site; Non-MPA Programmatic Habitat Management Plan: A habitat management plan has been developed, which includes the management of the site; Non-MPA Programmatic Species Management Plan: A species management plan has been developed, which includes the management of the site; Site-Specific Management Plan: A management plan has been developed specifically for the site;

Prot_Lvl

CC ID: 794272
Seq. Order: 12
Data Storage Type: n/a
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Level of legal protection afforded to the site's natural and cultural resources and ecological processes.; Source: MPAC

Allowed Values: No Access: MPAs or zones that restrict all human access to the area in order to prevent potential ecological disturbance, unless specifically permitted for designated special uses such as research, monitoring or restoration; No Impact: MPAs or zones that allow human access, but that prohibit all activities that could harm the site's resources or disrupt the ecological or cultural services they provide. Examples of activities typically prohibited in no-impact MPAs include resource extraction of any kind (fishing, collecting, or mining); discharge of pollutants; No Take: MPAs or zones that allow human access and even some potentially harmful uses, but that totally prohibit the extraction or significant destruction of natural or cultural resources.; To Be Determined: MPA or zone that has been established, but has not yet officially designated it's specific level of protection.; Uniform Multiple Use: MPAs or zones with a consistent level of protection and allowable activities, including certain extractive uses, across the entire protected area; Zoned Multiple Use: MPAs that allow some extractive activities throughout the entire site, but that use marine zoning to allocate specific uses to compatible places or times in order to reduce user conflicts and adverse impacts; Zoned w/No Take Areas: Multiple-use MPAs that contain at least one legally established management zone in which all resource extraction is prohibited;

Shape_Length

CC ID: 794273
Seq. Order: 13
Data Storage Type: n/a
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Length of feature in internal units.; Source: Esri

Allowed Values: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

Shape_Area

CC ID: 794274
Seq. Order: 14
Data Storage Type: n/a
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Area of feature in internal units squared.; Source: Esri

Allowed Values: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

Anchor

CC ID: 794275
Seq. Order: 15
Data Storage Type: n/a
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Describes whether anchoring in the site is permitted.; Source: MPAC

Allowed Values: Prohibited: Anchoring within the site is prohibited.; Restricted: The site allows some anchoring, with restrictions.; Unrestricted: The site allows ship anchoring.;

Shape

CC ID: 794276
Seq. Order: 16
Data Storage Type: n/a
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Feature geometry.; Source: Esri

Allowed Values: Coordinates defining the features.

Constancy

CC ID: 794277
Seq. Order: 17
Data Storage Type: n/a
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Classification of the constancy of the site throughout the year.; Source: MPAC

Allowed Values: Rotating: MPAs or zones that cycle serially and predictably among a set of fixed geographic areas in order to meet short-term conservation or management goals (such as local stock replenishment followed by renewed exploitation of recovered populations); Seasonal: MPAs or zones that protect specific habitats and resources, but only during fixed seasons or periods when human uses may disrupt ecologically sensitive seasonal processes such as spawning, breeding, or feeding aggregations; Year-Round: MPAs or zones that provide constant protection to the site throughout the year;

OBJECTID

CC ID: 794278
Seq. Order: 18
Data Storage Type: n/a
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Internal feature number.; Source: Esri

Allowed Values: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

Area_sqkm

CC ID: 794279
Seq. Order: 19
Data Storage Type: n/a
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Area of protected area in square kilometers.; Source: MPAC

Allowed Values: Area of protected area in square kilometers.

Site_Name

CC ID: 794280
Seq. Order: 20
Data Storage Type: n/a
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Official name of the protected area.; Source: MPAC

Allowed Values: Official name of the protected area.

State

CC ID: 794281
Seq. Order: 21
Data Storage Type: n/a
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

State name of MPA, or Program, if MPA is federal.; Source: MPAC

Allowed Values: State name of MPA, or Program, if MPA is federal.

Gov_Level

CC ID: 794282
Seq. Order: 22
Data Storage Type: n/a
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Level of government responsible for designating and managing the site.; Source: MPAC

Allowed Values: Federal: MPA is designated and managed by a federal agency; Local: MPA is designated and managed by a local agency; Partnership: MPA is designated and managed by multiple agencies at more than one level of government.; State: MPA is designated and managed by a state agency; Territorial: MPA is designated and managed by a territorial agency;

Prot_Focus

CC ID: 794283
Seq. Order: 23
Data Storage Type: n/a
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Ecological scale of site conservation targets.; Source: MPAC

Allowed Values: Ecosystem: MPAs or zones whose legal authorities and management measures are intended to protect all of the components and processes of the ecosystem within its boundaries; Focal Resource: MPAs or zones whose legal authorities and management measures specifically target a particular habitat, species complex, or single resource (either natural or cultural);

Fish_Rstr

CC ID: 794284
Seq. Order: 24
Data Storage Type: n/a
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Level of restrictions on commercial and/or recreational fishing.; Source: MPAC

Allowed Values: Commercial and Recreational Fishing Prohibited: MPAs or zones prohibit any type of fishing throughout the site, including both commercial and recreational.; Commercial and Recreational Fishing Restricted: MPAs or zones place some type of restriction on all types of fishing, including both commercial and recreational. The level of restriction may vary throughout the MPA according to different zones or areas; Commercial Fishing Prohibited: MPAs or zones prohibit any type of commercial fishing. Recreational fishing may be allowed; Commercial Fishing Prohibited and Recreational Fishing Restricted: MPAs or zones prohibit any type of commercial fishing and place some type of restriction on recreational fishing; Commercial Fishing Restricted: MPAs or zones place some type of restriction on commercial fishing, which might vary throughout the MPA according to different zones or areas. Recreational fishing may be unrestricted; Commercial Fishing Restricted and Recreational Fishing Prohibited: MPAs or zones prohibit any type of recreational fishing and place some type of restriction on commercial fishing; No Site Restrictions: MPAs or zones place no restrictions on any type of fishing throughout the site, including both commercial and recreational; Recreational Fishing Prohibited: MPAs or zones prohibit any type of recreational fishing. Commercial fishing may be allowed; Recreational Fishing Restricted: MPAs or zones place some type of restriction on recreational fishing, which might vary throughout the MPA according to different zones or areas. Commercial fishing may be unrestricted; Unknown: MPAs or zones with unknown fishing restrictions;

URL

CC ID: 794285
Seq. Order: 25
Data Storage Type: n/a
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Website for the protected area created by the managing agency.; Source: MPAC

Allowed Values: Website for the protected area created by the managing agency.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 54477
Metadata Record Created By: Anna Verrill
Metadata Record Created: 2018-10-26 12:54+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Anna Verrill
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2018-12-17 09:55+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-12-17
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-12-18