Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2020: Aquaculture, https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/53129.

Item Identification

Title: Aquaculture
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2018-08-08
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 ocean planning activities pursuant to the Executive Order Regarding the Ocean Policy to Advance the Economic, Security, and Environmental Interests of the United States, the Energy Policy Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Rivers and Harbors Act, and the Coastal Zone Management Act.

Supplemental Information:

Bureau Code: 006:48, Program Code: 006:055

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 coastal
None planning
None renewable energy

Spatial Keywords

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

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 Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

aquacultureType, siteName, contact, jurisdiction, species, state, siteID, status, comments, duration

Distribution Liability:

https://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Data Set Credit: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Support Roles

Point of Contact

CC ID: 763548
Date Effective From: 2016-11-25
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: 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

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 902818
Complex Object Present?: No
Composite Object Present?: No
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Present?: No
Solid Object Present?: No
Surface Object Present?: No

Reference Systems

Reference System 1

CC ID: 902819

Coordinate Reference System

CRS Type: Geographic 2D
EPSG Code: EPSG:4269
EPSG Name: NAD83
See Full Coordinate Reference System Information

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Use Constraints:

For coastal and ocean planning

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 763551
Download URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/Aquaculture.zip

Distribution 2

CC ID: 763552
Download URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/data

Data Quality

Accuracy:

Untested

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Compiled to meet 10 meters horizontal accuracy at 95% confidence level

Completeness Report:

Untested

Conceptual Consistency:

These data are logically consistent

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

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

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

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score 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: Daniel Martin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2020-04-18 14:13+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