Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2019: National Marine Fisheries Service Regions, https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/48904.

Item Identification

Title: National Marine Fisheries Service Regions
Short Name: NationalMarineFisheriesServiceRegions
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2017-09-20
Abstract:

To support regional management efforts, MarineCadastre.gov has developed geographic representations in each of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) regions. Connect with NOAA Fisheries and learn more about fishery management efforts in each of the respective regions by visiting: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/.

Purpose:

To support coastal and ocean planning and other activities pursuant to the Energy Policy Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Rivers and Harbors Act and the Submerged Lands Act.

Notes:

11011

Supplemental Information:

Spatial_Reference_Information:

Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:

Geographic:

Latitude_Resolution: 0.00001

Longitude_Resolution: 0.00001

Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees

Geodetic_Model:

Horizontal_Datum_Name: D WGS 1984

Ellipsoid_Name: WGS 1984

Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0

Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257223563

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Environmental Governance/Management
ISO 19115 Topic Category boundaries
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
None marine boundaries
None NMFS
None ocean planning

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America
None United States

Physical Location

Organization: Office for Coastal Management
City: Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Distribution Liability:

NOAA makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the availability, quality, accuracy, content, completeness or suitability for the user's needs of such information. The services, information, and data made available on the Marine Cadastre web site are provided "as is" without warranties of any kind. These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation. http://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 653302
Date Effective From: 2017-09-20
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 653304
Date Effective From: 2017-09-20
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 653305
Date Effective From: 2017-09-20
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 653303
Date Effective From: 2017-09-20
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 653308
W° Bound: -179.999989
E° Bound: 179.999989
N° Bound: 74.70884
S° Bound: -17.555

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 653307
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2017-07

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation. https://marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 653298
URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/NationalMarineFisheriesServiceRegions.zip
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 3

CC ID: 653300
URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/data/
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 4

CC ID: 653301
URL: https://www.coast.noaa.gov/
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 653318
Activity Date/Time: 2017-10-20
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 653317
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-14
Description:

Converted from FGDC Content Standard 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: 717446
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08
Description:

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Data Quality

Accuracy:

The attributes in this dataset are believed to be accurate.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Maximum scale of intended use is 1:80,000.

Completeness Report:

Spatial and attribute properties are believed to be complete, although attribute information has been simplified. Geometric thresholds from original data are preserved. No tests have been completed for exhaustiveness.

Conceptual Consistency:

These data are believed to be logically consistent. Geometry is topologically clean.

Lineage

Sources

200NM EEZ and Maritime Boundaries

CC ID: 653294
Contact Name: NOAA Office of Coast SurveyESRI
Publish Date: 2013-09-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013-09
Citation URL: http://maritimeboundaries.noaa.gov/downloads/USMaritimeLimitsAndBoundariesSHP.zip
Source Contribution:

EEZ and US - Canada border were combined with states data to create a spatial version of NMFS regions. | Type of Source Media: online

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 653295
Description:

+ Download most current version of 200NM EEZ and Maritime Boundaries from marinecadastre.gov: http://maritimeboundaries.noaa.gov/downloads/USMaritimeLimitsAndBoundariesSHP.zip

+ Delete all linework that is not the outer boundary of the EEZ, land boundaries, and maritime boundaries

+ Ensure that all line segments are closed and convert feature to polygon

+ Add USA States (Generalized) from ArcGIS Online and export as a new feature class

+ Union the EEZ polygon feature class with the states feature class with no gaps

+ Merge polygons based on image at http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/management/recreational/get_connected.html

+ Delete all superfluous fields and add attribute info

Process Date/Time: 2017-07-01 00:00:00
Non-InPort Process Contact (Deprecated): MarineCadastre.gov Data Steward: NOAA Office for Coastal Management
Non-InPort Process Contact Email (Deprecated): coastal.info@noaa.gov

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Type Title
Entity (ENT) NationalMarineFisheriesServiceRegions

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 48904
Metadata Record Created By: Anne Ball
Metadata Record Created: 2017-11-14 15:56+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-07-02 15:17+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-02-08
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-02-09