Florida Middle Grounds HAPC Fishery Management Area Map & GIS Data
Map and GIS data representing Florida Middle Grounds Habitat Area of Particular Concern (HAPC) fishery management area to protect Gulf of Mexico corals.
The Southeast Region, Sustainable Fisheries Division is responsible for managing commercial and recreational fisheries in the southeastern United States and the U.S. Caribbean under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation & Management Act.
These seasonal/area closure maps and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data represent areas that include the Gulf of Mexico:
For the precise legal definition of the fishery management plan and geographic coordinates, please consult Subpart D-Coral and Coral Reefs of the Gulf of Mexico,
THESE MAPS AND DATA ARE FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY.
The CFR should be consulted for the precise legal definition of fishery management areas and geographic coordinates. Esri's ArcGIS software or Google Earth can be used to open GIS shapefiles. Google Earth can also be used to open zipped KML (KMZ) files to view the management areas. Click here to download Google Earth. Metadata (information about the GIS shapefile data) is available in XML or an easy-to-read HTML format, and is included in the zipped shapefile.
For more information or questions about this data please contact the GIS Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.