Oculina Bank HAPC and Experimental Closed Area Fishery Management Area Map & GIS Data

Map and GIS data representing the Oculina Bank Habitat Areas of Particular Concern (HAPC) and experimental closed area in the South Atlantic Region.

This is a map of the Oculina Bank HAPC and experimental closed area in the South Atlantic Region.

Map of the Oculina Bank HAPC and experimental closed area.

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 South Atlantic Region:

Title 50 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), PART 622 FISHERIES OF THE CARIBBEAN, GULF OF MEXICO, AND SOUTH ATLANTIC

For the precise legal definition of the fishery management plan and geographic coordinates, please consult Subpart K - Coral, Coral Reefs, and Live/Hard Bottom Habitats of the South Atlantic Region: 

Section 622.224 Area closures to protect South Atlantic corals (b) Oculina Bank (1) HAPC and (2) Experimental closed area

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.


For more information or questions about this data please contact the GIS Coordinator at nmfs.ser.gis.coordinator@noaa.gov.

Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on 10/18/2019

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