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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Delaware / New Jersey / Pennsylvania 2014 ESI FISH Polygons, Lines, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/55222.

Item Identification

Title: Delaware / New Jersey / Pennsylvania 2014 ESI FISH Polygons, Lines
Short Name: Delaware Bay 2014 ESI FISH Polygons, Lines
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2014-03
Abstract:

This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for marine, estuarine, anadromous, and freshwater fish species in Delaware/New Jersey/Pennsylvania. Vector polygons in this data set represent fish distribution, concentration areas, spawning areas, and anadromous fish spawning 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 Delaware/New Jersey/Pennsylvania. 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 Delaware/New Jersey/Pennsylvania 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:

1705

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 > DELAWARE
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW JERSEY
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > PENNSYLVANIA
UNCONTROLLED
None Delaware Bay

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 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. If problems are encountered either in downloading the ESI data or if any file appears corrupted, please contact the ESI manager.

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; and The Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard Office of Incident Management and Preparedness, Washington, D.C.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 808083
Date Effective From: 2014-03
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: 808085
Date Effective From: 2014-03
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: 808086
Date Effective From: 2014-03
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: 808084
Date Effective From: 2014-03
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: 808149
W° Bound: -75.75
E° Bound: -74.0377
N° Bound: 40.2501
S° Bound: 38.375
Description

This reflects the extent of all land and water features included in the overall Delaware Bay (Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania) 2014 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: 808150
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2013
End: 2014
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: 808098
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 371
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 2974

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. Besides the above warnings, there are no use constraints on these data. 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. Acknowledgment of the originators, publishers, contributors, and sources listed would be appreciated in products derived from these data.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 808151
Start Date: 2014
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download
Distributor: Office of Response and Restoration (ORR) (2014-03 - Present)
File Name: DE_NJ_PA_2014_GDB.zip
Description:

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

File Date/Time: 2014-07-17 00:00:00
File Type: Arc Geodatabase
File Size: 103 MB
Compression: Zip

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 808087
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: 808088
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 Delaware Bay ESI data.

URL 3

CC ID: 808089
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.

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 808091
Activity Date/Time: 2014-06-20
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 808090
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: 808092
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 808093
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 808094
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 ARC/INFO(R) (version 10.2) and SQL SERVER(R) (version 2005). The hardware configuration is PCs 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, hardcopy 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 1:45,000. 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, survey data, and digital data on fish distribution, concentration areas, spawning areas, and anadromous fish spawning runs. See also the FISHL data layer, part of the larger Delaware/New Jersey/Pennsylvania ESI database, for additional fish information. These data do not necessarily represent all fish occurrences in Delaware/New Jersey/Pennsylvania. The following species are included in this data set: (Species_ID, Common Name, Scientific Name [n/a if not applicable]): 65, Bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix; 74, Rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss; 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; 100, Brown trout, Salmo trutta; 101, Shortnose sturgeon, Acipenser brevirostrum; 102, Atlantic sturgeon, Acipenser oxyrinchus; 104, Striped bass, Morone saxatilis; 105, Hickory shad, Alosa mediocris; 108, Summer flounder, Paralichthys dentatus; 110, Black sea bass, Centropristis striata; 113, Bay anchovy, Anchoa mitchilli; 115, Atlantic menhaden, Brevoortia tyrannus; 121, Spot, Leiostomus xanthurus; 122, Black drum, Pogonias cromis; 123, Atlantic croaker, Micropogonias undulatus; 138, Weakfish, Cynoscion regalis; 145, White perch, Morone americana; 146, Atlantic herring, Clupea harengus; 147, Atlantic mackerel, Scomber scombrus; 148, Silver hake, Merluccius bilinearis; 149, Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua; 150, Scup, Stenotomus chrysops; 152, Yellow perch, Perca flavescens; 153, Northern kingfish, Menticirrhus saxatilis; 157, Goosefish, Lophius americanus; 158, Butterfish, Peprilus triacanthus; 160, Windowpane, Scophthalmus aquosus; 163, Gizzard shad, Dorosoma cepedianum; 179, Largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides; 180, Smallmouth bass, Micropterus dolomieu; 200, Blue catfish, Ictalurus furcatus; 201, Channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus; 257, Flathead catfish, Pylodictis olivaris; 290, Striped anchovy, Anchoa hepsetus; 294, Spotted hake, Urophycis regia; 318, Atlantic sharpnose shark, Rhizoprionodon terraenovae; 332, Tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier; 365, Rare fish, n/a; 477, Cownose ray, Rhinoptera bonasus; 522, Yellowfin tuna, Thunnus albacares; 620, Endangered fish, n/a; 792, Skipjack tuna, Katsuwonus pelamis; 946, Albacore, Thunnus alalunga; 967, Sandbar shark, Carcharhinus plumbeus; 1089, Little skate, Leucoraja erinacea; 1107, Sand tiger, Carcharias taurus; 1108, Smooth dogfish, Mustelus canis; 1126, Shortfin mako, Isurus oxyrinchus; 1130, Dusky shark, Carcharhinus obscurus; 1131, Winter skate, Leucoraja ocellata; 1146, Bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus; 1172, Tilefish, Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps; 1238, Thresher shark, Alopias vulpinus; 1239, Bullnose ray, Myliobatis freminvillei.

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:

For each species, the mapping extent was dependent upon information availability and location of mapped coastal habitats and shorelines.

Sources

ABUNDANCE AND DISTRIBUTION OF ATLANTIC STURGEON (ACIPENSER OXYRINCHUS) WITHIN THE NORTHWEST ATLANTIC OCEAN, DETERMINED FROM FIVE FISHERY-INDEPENDENT SURVEYS

CC ID: 808112
Contact Name: DUNTON, K.J., A. JORDAAN, K.A. MCKOWN, D.O. CONOVER, AND M.G. FRISK
Publish Date: 2010-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2010
Source Contribution:

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

AMENDMENT 3 TO THE CONSOLIDATED ATLANTIC HIGHLY MIGRATORY SPECIES FISHERY PLAN

CC ID: 808118
Contact Name: NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA) NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE (NMFS) OFFICE OF SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES (OSF) HIGHLY MIGRATORY SPECIES (HMS) MANAGEMENT DIVISION
Publish Date: 2010-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2010
Source Contribution:

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

ATLANTIC STATES MARINE FISHERIES COMMISSION ANADROMOUS FISH SPAWNING REACHES

CC ID: 808101
Contact Name: ATLANTIC STATES MARINE FISHERIES COMMISSION (ASMFC)
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

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

ATLANTIC STURGEON AND SHORTNOSE STURGEON DISTRIBUTIONS IN DELAWARE BAY

CC ID: 808113
Contact Name: FISHER, M., D. FOX, M. DELUCIA, AND THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

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

ATLANTIC STURGEON JUVENILE TELEMETRY DATA

CC ID: 808109
Contact Name: DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL (DNREC)- MATT FISHER
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2012
Source Contribution:

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

COMPREHENSIVE CONSERVATION PLAN

CC ID: 808129
Contact Name: UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS) NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE AT TINICUM - JOHN HEINZ
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2012
Source Contribution:

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

DELAWARE BAY 16 FT TRAWL INDEPENDENT SAMPLING DATA

CC ID: 808119
Contact Name: NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE (NJDEP F&W)
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2003
Extent End Date/Time: 2012
Source Contribution:

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

DELAWARE BAY 16 FT TRAWL INDEPENDENT SAMPLING DATA

CC ID: 808103
Contact Name: DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL (DNREC)
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2003
Extent End Date/Time: 2012
Source Contribution:

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

DELAWARE BAY 30 FT TRAWL INDEPENDENT SAMPLING DATA

CC ID: 808104
Contact Name: DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL (DNREC)
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2003
Extent End Date/Time: 2012
Source Contribution:

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

DELAWARE BAY ATLANTIC AND SHORTNOSE STURGEON REVIEW

CC ID: 808110
Contact Name: DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL (DNREC) - MATT FISHER
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

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

DELAWARE BAY FISH, SHELLFISH, MARINE MAMMAL, REPTILE REVIEW MEETING

CC ID: 808108
Contact Name: DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL (DNREC) - FISH AND SHELLFISH GROUP
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

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

DELAWARE RIVER 16 FT TRAWL INDEPENDENT SAMPLING DATA

CC ID: 808105
Contact Name: DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL (DNREC)
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2003
Extent End Date/Time: 2012
Source Contribution:

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

DISTRIBUTION AND ABUNDANCE OF FISHES AND INVERTEBRATES IN MID-ATLANTIC ESTUARIES. ELMR REP. NO. 12

CC ID: 808127
Contact Name: STONE, S.L., T.A. LOWERY, J.D. FIELD, C.D. WILLIAMS, D.M. NELSON, S.H. JURY, M.E. MONACO, AND L. ANDREASEN
Publish Date: 1994-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1994
Source Contribution:

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

DISTRIBUTION, MOVEMENTS AND GROWTH OF YOUNG SANDBAR SHARKS, CARCHARHINUS PLUMBEUS, IN THE NURSERY GROUNDS OF DELAWARE BAY

CC ID: 808114
Contact Name: MERSON, REBEKA R., H.L. PRATT JR.
Publish Date: 2001-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2001
Source Contribution:

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

ELEMENT OCCURRENCE RECORDS

CC ID: 808106
Contact Name: DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL (DNREC)
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1985
Extent End Date/Time: 2012
Source Contribution:

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

ESSENTIAL FISH HABITAT FOR ATLANTIC HIGHLY MIGRATORY SPECIES

CC ID: 808116
Contact Name: NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA) NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE (NMFS) OFFICE OF SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES (OSF) HIGHLY MIGRATORY SPECIES (HMS) MANAGEMENT DIVISION
Publish Date: 2009-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2009
Citation URL: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/EFH/shapefiles.htm
Source Contribution:

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

EVALUATING THE USE OF FAIRMOUNT DAM FISH PASSAGE FACILITY WITH APPLICATION TO ANADROMOUS FISH RESTORATION IN THE SCHUYKILL RIVER, PENNSYLVANIA

CC ID: 808126
Contact Name: PERILLO, J.A. AND L.H. BUTLER
Publish Date: 2009-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2002
Extent End Date/Time: 2009
Source Contribution:

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

FINAL ADMENDMENT 1 TO THE 2006 CONSOLIDATED ATLANTIC HIGHLY MIGRATORY SPECIES FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLAN, ESSENTIAL FISH HABITAT

CC ID: 808117
Contact Name: NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA) NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE (NMFS) OFFICE OF SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES (OSF) HIGHLY MIGRATORY SPECIES (HMS) MANAGEMENT DIVISION
Publish Date: 2009-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2009
Citation URL: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/EFH/index.htm
Source Contribution:

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

FINAL CONSOLIDATED ATLANTIC HIGHLY MIGRATORY SPECIES FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLAN

CC ID: 808115
Contact Name: NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA) NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE (NMFS) OFFICE OF SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES (OSF) HIGHLY MIGRATORY SPECIES (HMS) MANAGEMENT DIVISION
Publish Date: 2006-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2006
Citation URL: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/FMP/Consolidated_FMP.htm
Source Contribution:

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

GALLERY OF PENNSYLVANIA FISHES: HERRINGS

CC ID: 808124
Contact Name: PENNSYLVANIA FISH AND BOAT COMMISSION (PFBC)
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Citation URL: http://fishandboat.com/pafish/fishhtms/chap10.htm
Source Contribution:

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

INDIAN RIVER AND REHOBOTH BAYS 16 FT TRAWL INDEPENDENT SAMPLING DATA

CC ID: 808107
Contact Name: DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL (DNREC)
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2003
Extent End Date/Time: 2012
Source Contribution:

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

INTERSTATE FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR SPINY DOGFISH

CC ID: 808100
Contact Name: ATLANTIC STATES MARINE FISHERIES COMMISSION (ASMFC)
Publish Date: 2002-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2002
Citation URL: http://www.asmfc.org/uploads/file/spinyDogfishFMP.pdf
Source Contribution:

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

LIVING RESOURCES OF THE DELAWARE ESTUARY

CC ID: 808111
Contact Name: DOVE, L.E., AND R.M. NYMAN, EDS.
Publish Date: 1995-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1995
Source Contribution:

FISH INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: HARDCOPY TEXT | Type of Source Media: paper

MOVEMENTS OF SHORTNOSE STURGEON (ACIPENSER BREVIROSTRUM) IN THE DELAWARE RIVER

CC ID: 808123
Contact Name: O'HERRON, J.C. II, K.W. ABLE, AND R.W. HASTINGS
Publish Date: 1993-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1993
Source Contribution:

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

NEW JERSEY BUREAU OF MARINE FISHERIES AND SHELLFISHERIES REVIEW MEETING

CC ID: 808122
Contact Name: NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE (NJDEP F&W) BUREAU OF MARINE FISHERIES AND SHELLFISHERIES
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

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

NEW JERSEY DELAWARE RIVER SEINE DATA 2002-2012

CC ID: 808120
Contact Name: NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE (NJDEP F&W)
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2002
Extent End Date/Time: 2012
Source Contribution:

FISH INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: spreadsheet | Type of Source Media: CD-ROM

NEW JERSEY OCEAN TRAWL INDEPENDENT SAMPLING DATA

CC ID: 808121
Contact Name: NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE (NJDEP F&W) BUREAU OF MARINE FISHERIES
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2003
Extent End Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

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

PENNSYLVANIA FISH AND BOAT COMMSSION FRESHWATER FISH SPECIES LISTS

CC ID: 808125
Contact Name: PENNSYLVANIA FISH AND BOAT COMMISSION (PFBC)
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2003
Extent End Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

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

THE FIRST YEAR IN THE LIFE OF ESTUARINE FISHES IN THE MIDDLE ATLANTIC BIGHT

CC ID: 808099
Contact Name: ABLE, K.W., AND M.P. FAHAY
Publish Date: 1998-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1998
Source Contribution:

FISH INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: HARDCOPY TEXT | Type of Source Media: paper

THE NATURE CONSERVANCY ANADROMOUS FISH SPAWNING REACHES

CC ID: 808128
Contact Name: THE NATURE CONSERVANCY (TNC)
Publish Date: 2011-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2011
Source Contribution:

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

THE SHARKS OF NORTH AMERICA

CC ID: 808102
Contact Name: CASTRO, J.I.
Publish Date: 2011-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2011
Source Contribution:

FISH INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: HARDCOPY TEXT | Type of Source Media: paper

VIRGINIA INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCE NORTHEAST AREA MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT PROGRAM TRAWL DATA

CC ID: 808130
Contact Name: VIRGINIA INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCE (VIMS)
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2008
Extent End Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

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

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 808131
Description:

Fish species depicted in this atlas include select marine, estuarine, and freshwater species. Species of conservation interest, commercial or recreational importance, or ecological importance are emphasized. Fish polygons were created based on survey information, digital data, and expert opinion provided primarily by resource experts at Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), New Jersey Department of Environmental Control Bureau of Marine Fisheries (NJDEP BMF) and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), but also Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC), Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), and select published literature. DNREC staff provided independent sampling data for Delaware Bay, Delaware River, and the Inland Bays: Rehoboth and Indian River. NJDEP BMF staff provided independent sampling data for Delaware Bay, Delaware River, and the Atlantic Ocean. Relatively little data was available for Pennsylvania fishes. PFBC provided species lists for a number of Delaware River tributaries, based on electrofishing surveys done during spring to fall months. No data has been collected for the Delaware River by PFBC staff since 1996, so NJDEP BMF data was used as the primary source for species in the Delaware River.

Process Date/Time: 2014-03-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 2

CC ID: 808132
Description:

The presence of a species for a given month in a given geography was based primarily on occurrence rates in the independent sampling data. Species that were caught more than one tenth of the time at sampling stations within a survey area and across the ten year sampling window were marked as 'present' for that month. In special cases the cut-off for presence was lowered, either based on review by DNREC or NJDEP BMF staff or because of low but consistent catch rates across all months. Presence during the winter months, i.e. those not surveyed by DNREC or NJDEP BMF staff, were added based on expert opinion or published literature. Estuarine Living Marine Resources (ELMR) data was used to fill in species information within certain geographies and for select species in DE and NJ waters. These geographies include Delaware Bay, the DE Inland Bays, Barnegat Bay, and the other smaller inland bays along the NJ coast. Concentrations and seasonality were adopted as is. Atlantic (FE, SE) and shortnose (FE, SE) sturgeon were mapped to areas where they are known to occur. Polygons were based on data provided by DNREC staff, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), published literature, and expert knowledge from DNREC staff and Dr. Fox, Delaware State University. Emphasis was given to mapping areas known to harbor large concentrations of juveniles, large concentrations of wintering fish, and critical spawning grounds. Spawning runs for anadromous fish in the Delaware Bay region were mapped based on data from the ASMFC and TNC. ASMFC spawning data was used as the primary data source, and TNC data was used to fill in areas where coverage was lacking. Timing of spawning runs was gathered from published literature and reviewed by DNREC and NJDEP BMF staff. All concentration and seasonality information was reviewed by both NJDEP BMF and DNREC staff, and adjusted in some cases to be consistent with expert opinion. Please note, many species can be found in estuarine waters year-round but are significantly less common in the winter months. Where possible, seasonality and concentration information represents months in which a particular species is most likely to be encountered instead of all months a species could potentially be found in a location. For many species, the timing of life history events, i.e. spawning, was added based upon data from the following sources: 1) Able K. W., Fahay M. P. 1998. The First Year in the Life of Estuarine Fishes in the Middle Atlantic Bight.; 2) Dove, L.E. and Nyman, R.M. (eds.), 1995, Living Resources of the Delaware Estuary; or 3) the mid-Atlantic ELMR data.

Process Date/Time: 2014-03-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 3

CC ID: 808206
Description:

FISH LINES: Spawning runs for anadromous fish in the Delaware Bay region were mapped based on data from the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASFMC) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC). ASMFC data included confirmed spawning areas for alewife, American shad, blueback herring, and hickory shad. TNC data only provided coverage of three species: alewife, American shad, and blueback herring. Data were provided as vector lines corresponding to streams and rivers in the Delaware Bay region. Where these spawning runs overlapped the ESI hydro layer they were converted to polygonal features; otherwise they were left as polylines. ASMFC spawning data was used as the primary data source, and TNC data was used to fill in areas where coverage was lacking. Timing of spawning runs was gathered from published literature and reviewed by Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Bureau of Marine Fisheries (NJDEP BMF) staff.

Process Date/Time: 2014-03-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 4

CC ID: 808133
Description:

The above digital and/or hardcopy sources were compiled by the project biologist to create the FISH and FISH LINES data layers. Depending on the type of source data, three general approaches are used for compiling the data layers: 1) information gathered during initial interviews and from hardcopy sources are compiled onto U.S. Geological Survey 1:45,000 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 on the type of source data for this data layer. 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 and FISH LINES data layers are made based on the recommendations of the resource experts, and final hardcopy maps and digital data are created.

Process Date/Time: 2014-03-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

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