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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: South Carolina 2015 ESI FISH Polygons, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/55612.

Item Identification

Title: South Carolina 2015 ESI FISH Polygons
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2015-08
Abstract:

This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for marine, estuarine, anadromous, and freshwater fish species in South Carolina. Vector polygons in this data set represent fish distribution, spawning and nursery areas, concentration areas, and anadromous fish 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 South Carolina. 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.

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:

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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 ESI
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 > SOUTH CAROLINA

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) 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: 824686
Date Effective From: 2015-08
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: 824688
Date Effective From: 2015-08
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: 824689
Date Effective From: 2015-08
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: 824687
Date Effective From: 2015-08
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: 824878
W° Bound: -81.1615
E° Bound: -78.414
N° Bound: 33.9384
S° Bound: 31.9322
Description

This reflects the extent of all land and water features included in the overall South Carolina 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: 824879
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2014
End: 2015
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: 824699
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 850

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: 824880
Start Date: 2015
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download
Distributor: Office of Response and Restoration (ORR) (2015-08 - Present)
File Name: SouthCarolina_2015_ESI_GDB.zip
Description:

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

File Date/Time: 2016-09-12 00:00:00
File Type: Arc Geodatabase
File Size: 256 MB
Compression: Zip

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 824690
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: 824896
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 South Carolina ESI data.

URL 3

CC ID: 824897
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: 824692
Activity Date/Time: 2015-08
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 824691
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: 824693
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 824694
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 824695
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, survey data, scientific articles, and state and federal agency reports on fish distribution, spawning and nursery areas, concentration areas, and anadromous fish runs. These data do not necessarily represent all fish occurrences in South Carolina. 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; 86, Blueback herring, Alosa aestivalis; 87, American shad, Alosa sapidissima; 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; 114, Florida pompano, Trachinotus carolinus; 115, Atlantic menhaden, Brevoortia tyrannus; 116, Striped mullet, Mugil cephalus; 121, Spot, Leiostomus xanthurus; 122, Black drum, Pogonias cromis; 123, Atlantic croaker, Micropogonias undulatus; 124, Southern kingfish, Menticirrhus americanus; 126, King mackerel, Scomberomorus cavalla; 127, Spanish mackerel, Scomberomorus maculatus; 134, Cobia, Rachycentron canadum; 137, Sheepshead, Archosargus probatocephalus; 138, Weakfish, Cynoscion regalis; 140, Ladyfish, Elops saurus; 179, Largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides; 182, Bluegill, Lepomis macrochirus; 200, Blue catfish, Ictalurus furcatus; 201, Channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus; 204, Redear sunfish, Lepomis microlophus; 257, Flathead catfish, Pylodictis olivaris; 268, Silver seatrout, Cynoscion nothus; 273, Star drum, Stellifer lanceolatus; 294, Spotted hake, Urophycis regia; 306, Gray snapper, Lutjanus griseus; 310, Atlantic spadefish, Chaetodipterus faber; 315, Blacktip shark, Carcharhinus limbatus; 316, Spinner shark, Carcharhinus brevipinna; 317, Bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas; 318, Atlantic sharpnose shark, Rhizoprionodon terraenovae; 326, Bonnethead, Sphyrna tiburo; 332, Tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier; 334, Finetooth shark, Carcharhinus isodon; 376, Fringed flounder, Etropus crossotus; 438, Scalloped hammerhead, Sphyrna lewini; 598, Anchovies, Anchoa spp.; 761, Porgies, Stenotomus spp.; 886, Great hammerhead, Sphyrna mokarran; 967, Sandbar shark, Carcharhinus plumbeus; 985, Redbreast sunfish, Lepomis auritus; 995, Giant manta, Manta birostris; 1087, White shark, Carcharodon carcharias; 1108, Smooth dogfish, Mustelus canis; 1160, Blacknose shark, Carcharhinus acronotus; 1217, Lemon shark, Negaprion brevirostris; 1231, Sunfish, Lepomis spp.; 1251, Robust redhorse, Moxostoma robustum; 1252, Catfish, Ictalurus spp..

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

Sources

ANADROMOUS FISH DISTRIBUTION AND LIFE HISTORY

CC ID: 824716
Contact Name: SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES (SCDNR)- CHAD HOLBROOK
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

ANADROMOUS FISH DISTRIBUTIONS IN SOUTH CAROLINA

CC ID: 824717
Contact Name: SOUTH CAROLINA DIVISION OF NATURAL RESOURCES (SCDNR) - WILLIAM POST AND CHAD HOLBROOK
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

DISTRIBUTION AND ABUNDANCE OF FISHES AND INVERTEBRATE IN SOUTHEAST ESTUARIES

CC ID: 824901
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Person
Contact Name: NELSON, D.M., et al.
Publish Date: 1991-10-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1991
Citation URL: https://nccospublicstor.blob.core.windows.net/projects-attachments/107/ELMR_SE_report.pdf
Citation URL Name: ELMR_SE_report.pdf
Citation URL Description:

URL for pdf of ELMR Southeast Report (Nelson et al. 1991)

Source Contribution:

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

DISTRIBUTION AND ABUNDANCE OF FRESHWATER, ANADROMOUS, AND MARINE FISH IN COASTAL GEORGIA

CC ID: 824703
Contact Name: GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES (GADNR) - COASTAL RESOURCES DIVISION
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

FRESHWATER FISHERY RESOURCES OF SOUTH CAROLINA

CC ID: 824709
Contact Name: SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES (SCDNR)
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: EMAIL

HYDROPHONE IDENTIFICATION OF SPAWNING SITES OF SPOTTED SEATROUT, CYNOSCION NEBULOSUS, NEAR CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

CC ID: 824708
Contact Name: SAUCIER, M.H., D.M. BALTZ AND W.A. ROUMALLIT
Publish Date: 1992-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1992
Source Contribution:

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

MARINE RESOURCES OF SOUTH CAROLINA

CC ID: 824714
Contact Name: SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES (SCDNR) - PEARSE WEBSTER
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: EMAIL

NEARSHORE AND INSHORE FISH AND INVERTEBRATE LIFE HISTORY AND DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION

CC ID: 824711
Contact Name: SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES (SCDNR) - JOHN ARCHAMBAULT
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

NOAA'S ESTUARINE LIVING MARINE RESOURCES (ELMR) DATA BASE - SOUTHEAST REGION

CC ID: 824706
Contact Role Type: Publisher
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA), DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC), NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE (NOS), NATIONAL CENTERS FOR COASTAL OCEAN SCIENCE (NCCOS), CENTER FOR COASTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT (CCMA), BIOGEOGRAPHY PROGRAM
Publish Date: 2000-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1985
Extent End Date/Time: 2000
Citation URL: https://data.nodc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/iso?id=gov.noaa.nodc:163992
Citation URL Name: Estuarine Living Marine Resources: Southeast Regional Distribution and Abundance (NCEI Accession 0163992)
Citation URL Description:

This is the original (1991) Southeast regional component of NOAA's Estuarine Living Marine Resources (ELMR) Project, a national database of ecologically and economically important fishes and invertebrates in the Nation's estuaries. The distribution and relative abundance are depicted in a consistent format for 40 species of fishes and invertebrates, in 20 estuaries in coastal North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and the east coast of Florida.

Source Contribution:

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

SAVANNAH RIVER ESTUARY FISH SAMPLING DATA

CC ID: 824704
Contact Name: GUT, J.A. AND M.C. CURRAN
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

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

SHARK DISTRIBUTION IN SOUTH CAROLINA

CC ID: 824715
Contact Name: SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES (SCDNR)- BRYAN FRAZIER
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

SOUTH CAROLINA ELECTROFISHING DATA

CC ID: 824712
Contact Name: SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES (SCDNR) - JOHN ARCHAMBAULT
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2004
Extent End Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

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

SOUTH CAROLINA TRAMMEL NET SAMPLING DATA

CC ID: 824713
Contact Name: SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES (SCDNR) - JOHN ARCHAMBAULT
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2004
Extent End Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

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

SOUTHEAST AREA MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT PROGRAM - SOUTH ATLANTIC INNER STRATA SAMPLING DATA

CC ID: 824702
Contact Name: ATLANTIC STATES MARINE FISHERIES COMMISSION (ASMFC)
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2004
Extent End Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

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

SOUTHEAST AREA MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT PROGRAM - SOUTH ATLANTIC LONGLINE SURVEYS

CC ID: 824701
Contact Name: ATLANTIC STATES MARINE FISHERIES COMMISSION (ASMFC)
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
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: online

SPAWNING TIMES AND LOCATIONS OF SPOTTED SEATROUT IN THE CHARLESTON HARBOR ESTUARINE SYSTEM FROM ACOUSTIC SURVEYS

CC ID: 824707
Contact Name: ROUMALLIT, W.S., S. TYREE AND G. REIKIRK
Publish Date: 1997-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1997
Source Contribution:

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

STATUS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA FISHERIES FOR COBIA

CC ID: 824710
Contact Name: SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES (SCDNR) - DONALD L. HAMMON
Publish Date: 2001-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2001
Citation URL: http://mrl.cofc.edu/pdf/techreport89.pdf
Source Contribution:

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

STOCK ASSESSMENT REPORT NO. 04-01 OF THE ATLANTIC STATES MARINE FISHERIES COMMISSION ATLANTIC MENHADEN STOCK ASSESSMENT REPORT FOR PEER REVIEW

CC ID: 824700
Contact Name: ATLANTIC STATES MARINE FISHERIES COMMISSION (ASFMC)
Publish Date: 2004-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2004
Citation URL: http://www.asmfc.org/uploads/file/04MenhadenPeerReviewReport.pdf
Source Contribution:

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

TEMPORAL AND SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF ESTUARINE-DEPENDENT SPECIES IN THE SAVANNAH RIVER ESTUARY

CC ID: 824705
Contact Name: JENNINGS, C.A. AND R.S. WEYERS
Publish Date: 2002-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Extent End Date/Time: 2002
Source Contribution:

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

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 824718
Description:

Nearshore marine and estuarine distributions of fishes were mapped using data provided by South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) and the Southeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program (SEAMAP) of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC). These data sets were supplemented with information from the Estuarine Living Marine Resources program (ELMR; Nelson et al. 1991) as well as Jennings and Weyers (2002) and Gut and Curran (2015). Freshwater and anadromous fish were mapped using a combination of survey data, described above, and expert opinion. Populations of shortnose (Federally and state endangered) and Atlantic sturgeon (Federally endangered) are found in South Carolina waters. They inhabit most of the major river systems in South Carolina. Ongoing and recent telemetry work has led to the identification of seasonal concentration areas used by both species of sturgeon. The only documented shortnose sturgeon spawning site in the area of interest (AOI) for the SC ESI is an area on the Cooper River, directly below Pinopolis Dam. No Atlantic sturgeon spawning areas are known to occur within the AOI of the SC ESI. Concentration areas for shortnose and Atlantic sturgeon have been identified on several of the large rivers in South Carolina, and are mapped in the ESI as polygons with a mapping qualifier of 'Concentration area' and a concentration of 'High'. Many of the concentration areas are quite large, in part due to the mobile nature of the species, but also to cover the potential for interannual range shifts caused by variable hydrologic conditions (i.e., freshwater inflow and salinity). Other anadromous species were mapped to their respective habitats based on anecdotal information provided by SC DNR, including: American eel, striped bass, blueback herring, and shad. Unlike populations found in more northern portions of their range, striped bass in South Carolina do not migrate into the ocean. Known striped bass spawning areas, along with their general distribution are represented in the atlas. Shad, herring and eels do not spawn in the area; habitats mapped in the atlas represent adult and juvenile migration corridors and general distributions. Robust redhorse were mapped to the Savannah river to match mapping from the Georgia ESI. Robust redhorse have been collected in the Savannah river; however, the polygon in the ESI represents the potential range of this species. Please note, eel life-histories do not match the standard ESI terminology, so for the ESI, 'juveniles' corresponds to immigrating glass eels and elvers, and 'adults' refers to yellow eels and emigrating silver eels.

Process Date/Time: 2015-08-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 2

CC ID: 824719
Description:

Two fishery-independent data sets were provided by SCDNR staff: 1) South Carolina Trammel Net Sampling; and 2) South Carolina Electrofishing Sampling. Each dataset was summarized by SCDNR staff for the sampling years 2002-2014 to give total number of occurrences per sampling station. From this summary, the frequency of each species caught during each month for each sampling region was calculated. Polygonal sampling regions were created using geographic distribution of sampling stations and were vetted by SCDNR staff. Species that were found to occur with a 10% frequency or higher in a given month for a given sampling region were marked as present for that month and sampling region. The full 13 years of data was available for the following estuaries and rivers: St. Helena Sound, Edisto River, Combahee River, Charleston Harbor, Ashley River, Cooper River, Wando River, Bulls Bay and Muddy Bay, Winyah Bay, PeeDee River, and Waccamaw River. A number of other areas had more limited sampling data, often only a year or two, including: Port Royal Sound, Santee River, and the Stono, Wadmalaw, and Kiawah Rivers. For these areas, sampling data was used to construct preliminary seasonal presence/absences that were supplemented with expert knowledge from SCDNR staff or other sources. Areas in between sampling stations, most often these occurred between electrofishing and trammel stations, were populated using combinations of seasonalities from adjacent sampling. Additional distributions and life history seasonalities, such as larvae, eggs, and spawning months, were typically gathered from ELMR Program data (Nelson et al. 1991) or expert knowledge provided by SCDNR staff.

Process Date/Time: 2015-08-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 3

CC ID: 824720
Description:

For the nearshore areas out to 10m depth, fish species distributions and seasonalities were created using data from the Southeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program (SEAMAP) program, both the Inner Strata Sampling Data and the Longline Surveys, of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC). Fishery-independent sampling for the Inner Strata Sampling program is conducted in roughly three months out of the year, April, July, and October; however, sampling in practice strays into many of the preceding and following months. Data used for the ESI included the years 2004-2013, and the frequencies of species caught were used to determine monthly presence/absence. Presence within a month was determined by the same 10% frequency cut-off as was used with SCDNR fishery independent sampling data. Sampling months were used as proxies for the season within which sampling occurred. Thus, if a species was found to be present in April, it was assumed to be present in March and May; likewise this was done for June and August (July), and September and November (October). After consulting with SEAMAP/SCDNR staff and reviewing literature on nearshore species, seasonalities of select species were used to populate areas from 10m depth out to the boundary of the AOI. In the Savannah River, data from Jennings and Weyers (2002) and Gut and Curran (2015) were used to determine distributions and seasonalities of species in all reaches of the estuary. Jennings and Weyers data were used in areas that averaged less than 15 ppt salinity and Gut and Curran data were used for the lower estuary. Additional polygons that represent known aggregation sites of estuarine-dependent fish spawning in the Charleston Harbor area were delineated based on expert knowledge and published reports. The coast has not been comprehensively surveyed for spawning locations, so more information on these species' life-history is also contained in the 'general distribution' polygons to capture seasons in which spawning, eggs, and larvae are likely to be present. South Carolina bays and estuaries, especially Bulls Bay, are important nursery areas for several shark species. Nursery areas and general distributions of sharks were mapped based on anecdotal information provided by SCDNR, based on their experience surveying in South Carolina. Please note, the life-history stages for fish do not match the correct terminology for sharks. As a result, areas with months for shark 'larvae' represent months for which that polygon serves as habitat or a nursery area for young-of-year sharks (i.e. primary nursery areas).

Process Date/Time: 2015-08-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 4

CC ID: 824721
Description:

The above digital and/or hardcopy sources were compiled by the project biologist to create the FISH data layer. Depending on the type of source data, 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 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 data layer are made based on the recommendations of the resource experts, and final hardcopy maps and digital data are created.

Process Date/Time: 2015-08-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

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Entity BIOFILE
Entity BREED_DT
Entity FISH
Entity SOURCES

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 55612
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:55612
Metadata Record Created By: David Moe Nelson
Metadata Record Created: 2019-02-25 14:22+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-11-30 16:28+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-02-26
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