Pulley Ridge Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Habitat Area of Particular Concern (HAPC) Map & GIS Data

Map and GIS data representing EFH HAPC for Pulley Ridge in the Gulf of Mexico.


Map of Pulley Ridge essential fish habitat, habitat area of particular concern in the Gulf of Mexico.

EFH are designated by NOAA Fisheries and the regional fishery managment councils for species managed under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. 

In the Gulf of Mexico, on the southern edge of the West Florida Shelf, Pulley Ridge has been identified as HAPC, within areas of EFH. The GIS data and maps for the Pulley Ridge fishing restricted area can be found at: Pulley Ridge HAPC Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Area.

These maps and corresponding Geographic Information Systems (GIS) shapefile data represent EFH in the Gulf of Mexico. The 2005 Generic EFH Fishery Management Plan Amendment (see link below) should be consulted for specific information on habitats identified as EFH. 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 designated 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.

2005 Generic EFH Fishery Management Plan Amendment

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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