Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2019: Aquaculture, https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/53129.

Item Identification

Title: Aquaculture
Status: Completed
Abstract:

Aquaculture, also known as aquafarming, is the farming of aquatic organisms such as fish, crustaceans, mollusks, and aquatic plants. The presence and location of aquaculture sites were derived from multiple state websites and include only those in coastal and marine saltwater areas. The following states are included in this layer: Alaska, California, Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Virginia and Washington. The MarineCadastre.gov data team is continuing to work with aquaculture coordinators in each coastal state to fill current data gaps and improve the accuracy of existing data sets. As such, these data should be considered a work in progress. The user is encouraged to read the metadata of each individual state's data carefully, since geometry, attribute details, and timeliness are not necessarily consistent among data sets used to develop this layer. The naming conventions for the type of aquaculture site (license versus lease) were retained as they are defined and administered by the individual states. The layer is shown by the area type: finfish, shellfish, and other (algae, crustacean, or unknown farming). Details of each state's data source are described in the data-processing section. The data are not a complete collection of aquaculture locations within the U.S., nor are the locations to be considered exact. These data are intended for coastal and ocean planning.

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:

11096

Supplemental Information:

The native coordinate system for this layer is Geographic Coordinate System North American 1983 (NAD 83).

GCS_North_American_1983

WKID: 4269 Authority: EPSG

Angular Unit: Degree (0.0174532925199433)

Prime Meridian: Greenwich (0.0)

Datum: D_North_American_1983

Spheroid: GRS_1980

Semimajor Axis: 6378137.0

Semiminor Axis: 6356752.314140356

Inverse Flattening: 298.257222101

Please note: all MarineCadastre.gov data served by the NOAA Office for Coastal Management and hosted through Esri REST services are in the Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere (Geographic Coordinate System WGS 1984) projection.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Environmental Governance/Management
ISO 19115 Topic Category farming
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
None aquaculture
None clam
None crustaceans
None finfish
None fisheries
None fishery
None lease
None leasing
None mariculture
None marine aquaculture
None oyster
None seaweed
None shellfish

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America
None Alaska
None California
None Connecticut
None East Coast
None Florida
None Louisiana
None Maine
None Massachusetts
None New Hampshire
None New Jersey
None New York
None North Carolina
None Oregon
None Rhode Island
None United States
None Virginia
None Washington
None West Coast

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
Data Set Publication Status: Published
Data Set Publication Date: 2018-08-08
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
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. https://marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 763547
Date Effective From: 2016-11-25
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Coastal Management, NOAA Office for
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202

Distributor

CC ID: 763549
Date Effective From: 2016-11-25
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Coastal Management, NOAA Office for
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 763550
Date Effective From: 2016-11-25
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Coastal Management, NOAA Office for
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202

Point of Contact

CC ID: 763548
Date Effective From: 2016-11-25
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Coastal Management, NOAA Office for
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 763545
W° Bound: -163.106424
E° Bound: -66.699052
N° Bound: 61.254788
S° Bound: 21.447197

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 763544
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2016-10

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

zip download and Esri REST service

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

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 763551
Download URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/Aquaculture.zip
Distributor: NOAA Office for Coastal Management (2016-11-25 - Present)
File Name: Aquaculture
Description:

zip download

File Type: Arc Geodatabase

Distribution 2

CC ID: 763552
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/MarineCadastre/PhysicalOceanographicAndMarineHabitat/MapServer
Distributor: NOAA Office for Coastal Management (2016-11-25 - Present)
File Name: Aquaculture
Description:

Esri REST map service

File Type: REST Service

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 763553
URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/data/
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 2

CC ID: 763554
URL: https://www.coast.noaa.gov/
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 763556
Activity Date/Time: 2016-12-15
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 763555
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: 763557
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. 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

Aids to Navigation

CC ID: 763572
Contact Name: Marine Cadastre
Publish Date: 2016-02-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016-02
Citation URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/AidsToNavigation.zip
Source Contribution:

Aquaculture location and general information obtained from multiple data sources. Attribute field names may have changed to accommodate for a single nationwide dataset. | Type of Source Media: online

AK Aquatic Farms

CC ID: 763560
Contact Name: Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Publish Date: 2015-11-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015-11
Citation URL: http://dnr.alaska.gov/lrisservices/ls_proxy/email?layerid=167
Source Contribution:

Aquaculture location and general information obtained from multiple data sources. Attribute field names may have changed to accommodate for a single nationwide dataset. | Type of Source Media: online

California Aquaculture (Dept Fish & Wildlife)

CC ID: 763561
Contact Name: California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Publish Date: 2011-03-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2011-03
Citation URL: https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Conservation/Marine/ABMP/Aquaculture
Source Contribution:

Aquaculture location and general information obtained from multiple data sources. Attribute field names may have changed to accommodate for a single nationwide dataset. | Type of Source Media: online

California Aquaculture (PSI)

CC ID: 763580
Contact Name: Pacific Shellfish Institute
Publish Date: 2017-12-01
Citation URL: http://pacshell.org/
Citation URL Description:

data was received via email

Source Contribution:

CDFW_Aq, Humboldt_Aq, SantaCruz_Aq

California Catalina Sea Ranch

CC ID: 763562
Contact Name: California Catalina Sea Ranch
Publish Date: 2015-08-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015-08
Citation URL: https://catalinasearanch.com/Catalinasearanch.com/Welcome.html
Source Contribution:

Aquaculture location and general information obtained from multiple data sources. Attribute field names may have changed to accommodate for a single nationwide dataset. | Type of Source Media: online

CT Shellfish

CC ID: 763564
Contact Name: Connecticut Sea Grant Extension Program with University of Connecticut Center for Land Use Education and Research
Publish Date: 2014-04-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2014-04
Citation URL: http://clear3.grove.ad.uconn.edu/arcgis/rest/services/Maps/ShellfishWebApp2013/MapServer
Source Contribution:

Aquaculture location and general information obtained from multiple data sources. Attribute field names may have changed to accommodate for a single nationwide dataset. | Type of Source Media: online

CT Shellfish Bed Managed

CC ID: 763563
Contact Name: Connecticut Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Aquaculture
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2012-01
Citation URL: ftp://ftp.state.ct.us/pub/dep/gis/shapefile_format_zip/Shellfish_Bed_Managed_shp.zip
Source Contribution:

Aquaculture location and general information obtained from multiple data sources. Attribute field names may have changed to accommodate for a single nationwide dataset. | Type of Source Media: online

FL Aquaculture

CC ID: 763565
Contact Name: Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Publish Date: 2013-04-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013-04
Citation URL: http://geodata.myfwc.com/datasets/c876d50d2cb94fea89371383f6ef93e3_22
Source Contribution:

Aquaculture location and general information obtained from multiple data sources. Attribute field names may have changed to accommodate for a single nationwide dataset. | Type of Source Media: online

MA Aquaculture Sites in Planning Area

CC ID: 763567
Contact Name: Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
Publish Date: 2015-03-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015-03
Citation URL: http://maps.massgis.state.ma.us/map_ol/mass_ocean_plan.php
Source Contribution:

Aquaculture location and general information obtained from multiple data sources. Attribute field names may have changed to accommodate for a single nationwide dataset. | Type of Source Media: online

Marine Farm Culture Area

CC ID: 763571
Contact Name: NOAA Office of Coast Survey
Publish Date: 2016-05-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016-05
Citation URL: http://encdirect.noaa.gov/
Source Contribution:

Aquaculture location and general information obtained from multiple data sources. Attribute field names may have changed to accommodate for a single nationwide dataset. | Type of Source Media: online

ME Aquaculture

CC ID: 763566
Contact Name: Maine Department of Marine Resources
Publish Date: 2015-02-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015-02
Citation URL: http://www.maine.gov/dmr/aquaculture/index.html
Source Contribution:

Aquaculture location and general information obtained from multiple data sources. Attribute field names may have changed to accommodate for a single nationwide dataset. | Type of Source Media: online

NH Aquaculture

CC ID: 763568
Contact Name: New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
Publish Date: 2013-05-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013-05
Citation URL: http://www.granit.unh.edu/data/metadata?file=aquacultureresources/aquacultureresources2013/aquacultureresources2013.html
Source Contribution:

Aquaculture location and general information obtained from multiple data sources. Attribute field names may have changed to accommodate for a single nationwide dataset. | Type of Source Media: online

NY Aquaculture

CC ID: 763569
Contact Name: New York, Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016
Citation URL: https://gisservices2.suffolkcountyny.gov/arcgis/rest/services/ShellfishAquaculture/MapServer
Source Contribution:

Aquaculture location and general information obtained from multiple data sources. Attribute field names may have changed to accommodate for a single nationwide dataset. | Type of Source Media: online

Oregon Aquaculture

CC ID: 763577
Contact Name: Oregon Department of Agriculture
Publish Date: 2018-12-01
Citation URL: https://www.oregon.gov/oda/Pages/default.aspx
Citation URL Description:

data was received via email

Source Contribution:

Aqua_Plat_ALL, Harvest_ODFW

RI shellfish13

CC ID: 763570
Contact Name: Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
Publish Date: 2013-06-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013-06
Citation URL: http://www.rigis.org/geodata/env/shellfish13.zip
Source Contribution:

Aquaculture location and general information obtained from multiple data sources. Attribute field names may have changed to accommodate for a single nationwide dataset. | Type of Source Media: online

Washington Growing Areas

CC ID: 763578
Contact Name: Washington Department of Health
Publish Date: 2018-03-01
Citation URL: ftp://ftp.doh.wa.gov/geodata/layers
Citation URL Name: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/eh/maps/OSWPViewer/index.html
Source Contribution:

growingareas

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 763574
Description:

+ Download datasets from each specified source (some are not available online, and must be obtained from source contact)

+ Project datasets into NAD 83 and import into a file geodatabase

+ Alaska data initially contained 2 polygon feature classes and 1 line feature class. The line feature class was converted to polygon and the three were merged.

+ California data was obtained via email, as well as Catalina Sea Ranch bounding coordinates. After converting the Catalina point feature class to polygon, it was merged with the other California data.

+ Connecticut data was obtained through ArcGIS online. The Connecticut Sea Grant Extension Program with University of Connecticut Center for Land Use Education and Research hosts a REST page for shellfish data, which was saved, uploaded, and then converted to multiple feature classes. Commercial Shellfish Beds (Municipal Waters - 2014) (9), Commercial Shellfish Beds (State Waters - 2014) (10), Recreational Shellfish Beds (2014) (11), and Designated Natural Shellfish Beds (2014) (12) were Merged and Unioned, and any gaps/ overlaps were corrected. This data layer was then overlaid with Shellfish Classification (Areas) (14), and boundary lines were cleaned up and shellfish classification information was added to data layer.

+ Florida data initially was 3 separate feature class downloads from Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. These three were merged and attributes were cleaned up.

+ Maine data was obtained via email from the Maine DMR.

+ Massachusetts data was obtained by downloading the Aquaculture Sites in Planning Area layer from the Massachusetts DMR and dissolving features based on available attributes.

+ New Hampshire data was obtained via email, but is also available online from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services.

+ New York data was downloaded from the Northeast Ocean Data Portal and was overlaid with the Shellfish Map Service created by the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning. The Temporary Marine Area Use Assignments (2), Oyster Grants (3), and 10 Acre Lease Area (4) layers were the focus, and the coordinates from the Temporary Marine Area Use Assignments (2) and 10 Acre Lease Area (4) were used to plot the data.

+ Rhode Island data was downloaded from the Northeast Ocean Data Portal and was overlaid with the shellfish13 shapefile downloaded from Rhode Island Geographic Information System, and boundary lines were cleaned up and shellfish classification information was added to data layer.

+ Washington data was thinned down by selecting only coastal Washington areas where type in ('Marine Bedland', 'Marine Tideland') or designation in ('Oyster Reserve', 'Oyster Tract').

+ The Marine Farm Culture Area layers from the Approach, Coastal, General, and Harbor scale bands were downloaded from the NOAA OCS ENC Direct to GIS. These were Merged and Unioned, and any gaps/ overlaps were corrected.

+ The Aids to Navigation layer was downloaded from the Marine Cadastre and data was thinned by selecting features that contained "aquaculture", "pen", "mussel", or "oyster" in the Aid Name or Structure Remarks field.

+ All feature classes were Merged and Unioned. Shapes of overlapping features were adjusted to include geometries from multiple sources and the info from the multiple source attributes were retained.

+ Delete all superfluous fields.

+ Check geometry and project data into WGS 1984 Auxiliary Sphere

Process Date/Time: 2016-06-01 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

Process Step 2

CC ID: 763573
Description:

Deleted personally identifiable information and other sensitive information from attributes in Contact and Status fields per NOAA NCCOS request.

Due to needed updates to the spatial data, the Washington state aquaculture layer has temporarily be removed.

Process Date/Time: 2016-12-01 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

Process Step 3

CC ID: 763581
Description:

Added features to West Coast from Pacific Shellfish Institute, Oregon and Washington.

Process Date/Time: 2018-07-24 00:00:00
Non-InPort Process Contact (Deprecated): arineCadastre.gov Data Steward: NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Type Title
Entity (ENT) Aquaculture

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 53129
Metadata Record Created By: Anna Verrill
Metadata Record Created: 2018-07-25 10:50+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Anna Verrill
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2018-08-09 09:34+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-07-25
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-07-26