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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia 2016 ESI FISH Polygons, Lines, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/55093.

Item Identification

Title: Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia 2016 ESI FISH Polygons, Lines
Short Name: Chesapeake Bay 2016 ESI FISH Polygons, Lines
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2016
Abstract:

This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for marine, estuarine, anadromous, and freshwater fish species in Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia. Vector polygons in this data set represent fish distribution, concentration areas, spawning areas, nursery areas, and migration runs. Species specific abundance, seasonality, status, life history, and source information are stored in relational data tables (described below) designed to be used in conjunction with this spatial data layer. This data set comprises a portion of the ESI data for Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia. ESI data characterize the marine and coastal environments and wildlife by their sensitivity to spilled oil. The ESI data include information for three main components: shoreline habitats, sensitive biological resources, and human-use resources. See also the FISHL data layer, part of the larger Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia ESI database, for additional fish information.

Purpose:

The ESI data were collected, mapped, and digitized to provide 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.

Notes:

1646

Other Citation Details:

Prepared by Research Planning, Inc., Columbia, South Carolina 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 > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH
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 Environmental Sensitivity Index
None Oil spill planning
None Sensitivity maps

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MARYLAND
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > VIRGINIA
UNCONTROLLED
None Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia

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: Map (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 POLYS and FISH LINES) 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:

NOAA ESI Guidelines

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, 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, and will offer a replacement copy of the product when the product is determined unreadable by computer input peripherals, or when the physical medium is delivered in damaged condition.

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: 805266
Date Effective From: 2016-09
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: 805268
Date Effective From: 2016-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Office of Response and Restoration (ORR)
Address: 1305 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 805269
Date Effective From: 2016-09
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: 805267
Date Effective From: 2016-09
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: 805331
W° Bound: -77.5418
E° Bound: -74.7942
N° Bound: 39.7215
S° Bound: 36.5498
Description

This reflects the extent of all land and water features included in the overall Chesapeake Bay and Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia 2016 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: 805332
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 Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes
Text / Table: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 805279
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 1484
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 42884

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: 806281
Start Date: 2019
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download
Distributor: Office of Response and Restoration (ORR) (2016-09 - Present)
File Name: ChesapeakeBay_2016_ESI_GDB.zip
Description:

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

File Date/Time: 2017-01-12 00:00:00
File Type: Arc Geodatabase
File Size: 783 MB
Compression: Zip

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 805270
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: 806279
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: 806280
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 Chesapeake Bay and Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia ESI data.

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 805272
Activity Date/Time: 2016-09
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 805271
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: 805273
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 805274
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 805275
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) and SQL SERVER(R) (version 2005). The hardware configuration is PC's 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, digital data, hardcopy maps, scientific reports, journal articles, published literature, and survey data. Key contributions were provided by data specialists and biologists at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, NOAA's Office of Protected Resources, Virginia Commonwealth University, College of William and Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science, The Nature Conservancy, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. These data do not necessarily represent all fish occurrences in Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia. The following species are included in this data set: (Species_ID, Common Name, Scientific Name [n/a if not applicable]): 65, Bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix; 81, Spiny dogfish, Squalus acanthias; 85, Alewife, Alosa pseudoharengus; 86, Blueback herring, Alosa aestivalis; 87, American shad, Alosa sapidissima; 88, Winter flounder, Pleuronectes americanus; 97, Tautog, Tautoga onitis; 98, American eel, Anguilla rostrata; 101, Shortnose sturgeon, Acipenser brevirostrum; 102, Atlantic sturgeon, Acipenser oxyrinchus; 104, Striped bass, Morone saxatilis; 105, Hickory shad, Alosa mediocris; 107, Spotted seatrout, Cynoscion nebulosus; 108, Summer flounder, Paralichthys dentatus; 109, Red drum, Sciaenops ocellatus; 110, Black sea bass, Centropristis striata; 111, Southern flounder, Paralichthys lethostigma; 115, Atlantic menhaden, Brevoortia tyrannus; 117, Pinfish, Lagodon rhomboides; 120, Pigfish, Orthopristis chrysoptera; 121, Spot, Leiostomus xanthurus; 122, Black drum, Pogonias cromis; 123, Atlantic croaker, Micropogonias undulatus; 127, Spanish mackerel, Scomberomorus maculatus; 134, Cobia, Rachycentron canadum; 137, Sheepshead, Archosargus probatocephalus; 138, Weakfish, Cynoscion regalis; 142, Crevalle jack, Caranx hippos; 145, White perch, Morone americana; 146, Atlantic herring, Clupea harengus; 147, Atlantic mackerel, Scomber scombrus; 148, Silver hake, Merluccius bilinearis; 151, Northern puffer, Sphoeroides maculatus; 152, Yellow perch, Perca flavescens; 155, Red hake, Urophycis chuss; 158, Butterfish, Peprilus triacanthus; 162, Common carp, Cyprinus carpio; 163, Gizzard shad, Dorosoma cepedianum; 168, Spottail shiner, Notropis hudsonius; 179, Largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides; 180, Smallmouth bass, Micropterus dolomieu; 181, Black crappie, Pomoxis nigromaculatus; 188, Walleye, Stizostedion vitreum vitreum; 191, Shorthead redhorse, Moxostoma macrolepidotum; 200, Blue catfish, Ictalurus furcatus; 201, Channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus; 202, White crappie, Pomoxis annularis; 282, Mullet, Mugil spp.; 283, Killifish, Fundulus spp.; 292, Chain pickerel, Esox niger; 294, Spotted hake, Urophycis regia; 310, Atlantic spadefish, Chaetodipterus faber; 312, Harvestfish, Peprilus alepidotus; 315, Blacktip shark, Carcharhinus limbatus; 316, Spinner shark, Carcharhinus brevipinna; 318, Atlantic sharpnose shark, Rhizoprionodon terraenovae; 335, Silversides, n/a; 353, Golden shiner, Notemigonus crysoleucas; 362, Southern stingray, Dasyatis americana; 378, Atlantic needlefish, Strongylura marina; 379, Pipefish, Syngnathus spp.; 438, Scalloped hammerhead, Sphyrna lewini; 464, Longnose gar, Lepisosteus osseus; 477, Cownose ray, Rhinoptera bonasus; 483, Northern searobin, Prionotus carolinus; 498, Bullhead catfish, Ameiurus spp.; 865, Striped burrfish, Cyclichthys schoepfi; 886, Great hammerhead, Sphyrna mokarran; 966, Clearnose skate, Raja eglanteria; 967, Sandbar shark, Carcharhinus plumbeus; 986, Tessellated darter, Etheostoma olmstedi; 999, Redfin pickerel, Esox americanus americanus; 1063, Anchovies, n/a; 1087, White shark, Carcharodon carcharias; 1088, Lined seahorse, Hippocampus erectus; 1090, Northern stargazer, Astroscopus guttatus; 1092, Striped cusk-eel, Ophidion marginatum; 1093, Smooth butterfly ray, Gymnura micrura; 1104, Atlantic angel shark, Squatina dumeril; 1107, Sand tiger, Carcharias taurus; 1108, Smooth dogfish, Mustelus canis; 1130, Dusky shark, Carcharhinus obscurus; 1158, Kingfishes, Menticirrhus spp.; 1231, Sunfish, Lepomis spp.; 1238, Thresher shark, Alopias vulpinus; 1254, Spotfin shiner, Cyprinella spiloptera; 1255, Chesapeake logperch, Percina bimaculata; 1256, Eastern creek chubsucker, Erimyzon oblongus.

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

Lineage Statement:

This atlas supersedes two separate first edition atlases, Virginia (2005, #25) and Maryland (2007, #47). Data for fish distributions consists of input from resource experts from NOAA, MD DNR, VDGIF, VIMS, and USFWS; hardcopy maps; scientific reports; and digital data from VIMS, MD DNR, VDGIF, USFWS, and TNC.

Sources

ANADROMOUS FISH LIFE HISTORY AND HABITAT USE IN CHESAPEAKE BAY, VA

CC ID: 805282
Contact Name: GREENLEE, B., VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES (VDGIF) AND SPELLS, A., U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS)
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

FISH INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

ATLANTIC AND SHORTNOSE STURGEON LIFE HISTORY AND HABITAT USE IN CHESAPEAKE BAY

CC ID: 805299
Contact Name: NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA) OFFICE OF PROTECTED RESOURCES - J. KAHN
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

FISH INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

ATLANTIC COAST DIADROMOUS FISH HABITAT: A REVIEW OF UTILIZATION, THREATS, RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CONSERVATION, AND RESEARCH NEEDS

CC ID: 805281
Contact Name: GREENE, K.E., J.L. ZIMMERMAN, R.W. LANEY, J.C. THOMAS-BLATE
Publish Date: 2009-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2009
Citation URL: http://www.asmfc.org/files/Habitat/HMS9_Diadromous_Habitat_2009.pdf
Source Contribution:

FISH INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: document | Type of Source Media: online

ATLANTIC STURGEON DISTRIBUTIONS AND TIMING IN MARYLAND

CC ID: 805291
Contact Name: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES - C. STENCE
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

FISH INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

ATLANTIC STURGEON LIFE HISTORY AND HABITAT USE IN CHESAPEAKE BAY

CC ID: 805306
Contact Name: VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY (VCU) - M. BALAZIK
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

FISH INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

ATLANTIC STURGEON MARINE DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT USE ALONG THE NORTHEASTERN COAST OF THE UNITED STATES

CC ID: 805300
Contact Name: STEIN, A.B., K.D. FRIEDLAND AND M. SUTHERLAND
Publish Date: 2004-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2004
Source Contribution:

FISH INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: document | Type of Source Media: online

BACK BAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE FISH SURVEY SUMMARY

CC ID: 805302
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS)
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2012
Source Contribution:

FISH INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: spreadsheet | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

CHESAPEAKE BAY FLOWLINE-BASED DIADROMOUS FISH DATA

CC ID: 805301
Contact Name: THE NATURE CONSERVANCY (TNC) - ERIC MARTIN
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

FISH INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

CHESAPEAKE BAY MULTI-SPECIES MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT PROGRAM (CHESMMAP) DATA

CC ID: 805310
Contact Name: VIRGINIA INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCE (VIMS), COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY - DEBRA GAUTHIER
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2005
Extent End Date/Time: 2014
Source Contribution:

FISH INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: spreadsheet | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

FIELD GUIDE TO FISHES OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY

CC ID: 805298
Contact Name: MURDY, E.O. AND J.D. MUSICK
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

FISH INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: document | Type of Source Media: paper

FISH AND INVERTBRATE SPECIES DISTRIBUTIONS AND LIFE HISTORIES IN MARYLAND COASTAL BAYS AND NEARSHORE WATERS

CC ID: 805297
Contact Name: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES - STEVE DOCTOR AND ANGEL WILLEY
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

FISH INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

FISH AND INVERTEBRATE SPECIES DISTRIBUTIONS AND LIFE HISTORIES IN CHESAPEAKE BAY AND ITS TRIBUTARIES (VIRGINIA)

CC ID: 805283
Contact Name: MARY FABRIZIO, CHRIS BONZEK, TROY TUCKEY AND DEBRA GAUTHIER, VIRGINIA INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCE (VIMS), COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

FISH INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

FISH SPECIES DISTRIBUTIONS AND LIFE HISTORIES IN CHESAPEAKE BAY AND ITS TRIBUTARIES (MARYLAND)

CC ID: 805293
Contact Name: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES - MARGARET MCGINTY, BETH VERSAK, PAUL PIAVIS, AND CHUCK STENCE
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

FISH INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

FRESH WATER FISH SPECIES DISTRIBUTIONS AND LIFE HISTORIES IN CHESAPEAKE BAY AND ITS TRIBUTARIES (MARYLAND)

CC ID: 805295
Contact Name: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES - MATTHEW ASHTON
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

FISH INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

HABITAT REQUIREMENTS FOR CHESAPEAKE BAY LIVING RESOURCES

CC ID: 805280
Contact Name: FUNDERBURK, S.L., J.A. MIHURSKY, S.J. JORDAN, ET AL.(EDITORS)
Publish Date: 1991-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1991
Scale Denominator: 250000
Source Contribution:

FISH INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

MARYLAND ANADROMOUS FISH LIFE HISTORIES AND HABITAT USE IN CHESAPEAKE BAY

CC ID: 805292
Contact Name: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES - J. THOMPSON
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

FISH INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

MARYLAND BIOLOGICAL STREAM SURVEY (MBSS) DATASET

CC ID: 805294
Contact Name: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES - MATTHEW ASHTON
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Extent End Date/Time: 2014
Source Contribution:

FISH INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: spreadsheet | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

MARYLAND FISH FACTS: WHITE PERCH

CC ID: 805284
Contact Name: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Citation URL: http://dnr2.maryland.gov/Fisheries/Pages/Fish-Facts.aspx?fishname=White%20Perch
Source Contribution:

FISH INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: document | Type of Source Media: online

MARYLAND FISH FACTS: YELLOW PERCH

CC ID: 805285
Contact Name: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Citation URL: http://dnr2.maryland.gov/Fisheries/Pages/Fish-Facts.aspx?fishname=Yellow%20Perch
Source Contribution:

FISH INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: document | Type of Source Media: online

MARYLAND HERRING SPAWNING HABITAT

CC ID: 805286
Contact Name: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

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

MARYLAND JUVENILE HERRING HABITAT

CC ID: 805287
Contact Name: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

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

MARYLAND STRIPED BASS SPAWNING AREAS

CC ID: 805288
Contact Name: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES - BETH VERSAK
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2012
Source Contribution:

FISH INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

MARYLAND STRIPED BASS SPAWNING REACHES

CC ID: 805289
Contact Name: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES - BETH VERSAK
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2012
Source Contribution:

FISH INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

MARYLAND STURGEON REWARD PROGRAM - ATLANTIC STURGEON CAPTURES

CC ID: 805303
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS) - MIKE MANGOLD
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1996
Extent End Date/Time: 2011
Source Contribution:

FISH INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: spreadsheet | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

MARYLAND STURGEON REWARD PROGRAM - SHORTNOSE STURGEON CAPTURES

CC ID: 805304
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS) - MIKE MANGOLD
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1996
Extent End Date/Time: 2011
Source Contribution:

FISH INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: spreadsheet | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

NORTHEAST AREA MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT PROGRAM (NEAMAP) TRAWL SURVEY

CC ID: 805311
Contact Name: VIRGINIA INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCE (VIMS), COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY - DEBRA GAUTHIER
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2007
Extent End Date/Time: 2014
Source Contribution:

FISH INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: spreadsheet | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

SPECIES DISTRIBUTIONS AND LIFE HISTORIES IN BACK BAY, CURRITUCK SOUND AND THE NORTH LANDING RIVER (VIRGINIA)

CC ID: 805307
Contact Name: VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES (DGIF) - CHAD BOYCE
Publish Date: 2010-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

FISH INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

STRIPED BASS LIFE HISTORY AND HABITAT USE IN CHESAPEAKE BAY, MD

CC ID: 805290
Contact Name: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES - BETH VERSAK
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Extent End Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

FISH INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

STRIPED BASS LIFE HISTORY AND HABITAT USE IN CHESAPEAKE BAY, VA

CC ID: 805309
Contact Name: VIRGINIA INSTITUTE FOR MARINE SCIENCES (VIMS) - T. TUCKEY
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

FISH INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

STURGEON AND STRIPED BASS LIFE HISTORY AND HABITAT USE IN CHESAPEAKE BAY, MD

CC ID: 805305
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS) - MINKINNEN S., AND M. MANGOLD
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Extent End Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

FISH INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

VIRGINIA ANADROMOUS AND FRESHWATER FISH LIFE HISTORIES AND HABITAT USE IN CHESAPEAKE BAY AND ITS TRIBUTARIES

CC ID: 805308
Contact Name: VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES (VDGIF) - A. WEAVER AND E. BRITTLE
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Extent End Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

FISH INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

VIRGINIA INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCE JUVENILE FISH AND BLUE CRAB TRAWL SURVEY DATA

CC ID: 805312
Contact Name: VIRGINIA INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCE (VIMS), COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY - MARY FABRIZIO
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2005
Extent End Date/Time: 2014
Source Contribution:

FISH INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: spreadsheet | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

YELLOW AND WHITE PERCH LIFE HISTORY AND HABITAT USE IN CHESAPEAKE BAY, MD

CC ID: 805296
Contact Name: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES - P. PIAVIS
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Extent End Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

FISH INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 805313
Description:

Striped bass distributions, spawning and nursery areas were mapped using data from MD DNR, VDGIF, and VIMS. Spawning areas in Maryland were mapped based on the official designation of spawning reaches and rivers. Additional spawning areas and nursery areas were mapped based on input from MD DNR biologists. In Virginia, spawning and nursery areas were mapped based on input from VIMS and VDGIF biologists. Areas in the ESI identified as striped bass 'spawning' or 'nursery' areas, specifically large areas in the Potomac, York, James, and Rappahannock Rivers, represent the most important early life stage areas; however, striped bass likely utilize other smaller tributaries and water bodies for spawning as well. Alewife, blueback herring, American shad, and hickory shad distributions were mapped based on presence and likely presence as identified in the Nature Conservancy's Chesapeake Fish Passage Prioritization Project data comprised of data supplied by NOAA, USFWS, VDGIF, and MD DNR. In Maryland spawning and nursery areas for alewife and blueback herring were developed using data supplied by MD DNR, with significant edits made based on input from MD DNR biologists. American shad and hickory shad spawning and nursery areas were based on input from MD DNR biologists. In Virginia, alewife, blueback herring, American shad, and hickory shad spawning and nursery areas were based on data from the Habitat Requirements for Chesapeake Bay Living Resources. This data was thoroughly reviewed and edited by VIMS and VDGIF biologists. It should be noted that alewife, blueback herring, and shad species spawn outside of the areas identified as 'spawning areas' in the ESI. This is especially true of the two herring species which utilize freshwater streams and lakes to a large degree for spawning. In both Virginia and Maryland white and yellow perch spawning and nursery areas were mapped using the Habitat Requirements for Chesapeake Bay Living Resources, then modified based on input from MD DNR, USFWS, VIMS, and VDGIF biologists. Populations of shortnose sturgeon and Atlantic sturgeon are found in Chesapeake Bay and adult and sub-adult Atlantic sturgeon also occur in the coastal waters of Virginia and Maryland. Data on shortnose sturgeon populations in Chesapeake Bay is limited to incidental catches during a tagging program for Atlantic sturgeon by USFWS, and to a few recent studies of movements in the Potomac River. Generally shortnose sturgeon are concentrated in the upper portions of the Chesapeake Bay, roughly from the mouth of the Chester River and north, but they are not uncommon to the mouth of the Potomac, and have been found to stray as far south as James River in Virginia. No spawning of shortnose sturgeon has been documented in Chesapeake Bay, but there is some evidence of potential for spawning in the Potomac River and possibly the Susquehanna. Atlantic sturgeon inhabit all areas in the Chesapeake Bay at various life stages.

Process Date/Time: 2016-09-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 2

CC ID: 805314
Description:

In the ESI data tables, larvae refer to fish less than 4 weeks old, juveniles refer to young-of-year, and adults include both sub-adults (age 2 to 15) and adults. Eggs, larvae, and juveniles are restricted to known or potential spawning rivers, including the James River, Rappahannock River, and the York River system, which includes the Mattaponi and Pamunkey Rivers. Spawning of Atlantic sturgeon has been documented in the James and Pamunkey Rivers, and is believed to occur in the Mattaponi and Rappahannock Rivers. In the James River evidence supports the view that spawning occurs during spring and fall migration runs. Atlantic sturgeon have also been observed staging in the lower Potomac river and one adult was tracked as far upstream as Brent Point. Spawning areas and concentration areas for Atlantic sturgeon were mapped based on input from USFWS, VCU, NOAA, MD DNR, and VDGIF biologists.

Process Date/Time: 2016-09-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 3

CC ID: 806622
Description:

The main source of data used to depict fish distributions in the FISH LINES data layer came from The Nature Conservancy's Chesapeake Fish Passage Prioritization Project. This data set was reviewed by MD DNR, VDGIF, and USFWS staff and recommendations were made as to which species and reaches should be displayed in the ESI. Data in the FISH LINES layer were mapped to areas in the ESI that extend beyond the polygons that make up the hydro layer of the ESI. Species mapped to the FISH LINES layer that were derived from the Chesapeake Fish Passage Priorization Project include alewife, blueback herring, American shad, and hickory shad. Small distributions of white perch and yellow perch that were mapped to the FISH LINES data layer were derived from the Habitat Requirements for Chesapeake Bay Living Resources. The above digital and/or hardcopy sources were compiled by the project biologist to create the FISH LINES data layer.

Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 4

CC ID: 805315
Description:

Data from the above sources were compiled by the project biologist to create the FISH POLYGONS and LINES data layers. Three general approaches are used for compiling the data layer: 1) information gathered during initial interviews and from hardcopy sources are compiled onto U.S. Geological Survey 1:24,000 topographic quadrangles and digitized; 2) hardcopy maps are digitized at their source scale; 3) digital data layers are evaluated and used "as is" or integrated with the hardcopy data sources. See the Lineage section for additional information. Once the ESI, biology, and human-use data are compiled into the standard ESI digital data format, a second set of interviews with participating resource experts are conducted to review the compiled data. If necessary, edits to the FISH POLYGONS and LINES data layers were made based on the recommendations of the resource experts, and final hardcopy maps and digital data are created.

Process Date/Time: 2016-09-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

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