MA DMF Lobster Harvest Zones - August 1999

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF)
Publication_Date: 1999
Title:
MA DMF Lobster Harvest Zones - August 1999
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: \\Bison\buffalo\nps\Databases\Submerged\CACO\Loster_harvest\lobharp1.shp
Description:
Abstract:
This datalayer consists of 25 distinct "statistical reporting areas" covering a large portion of the Gulf of Maine and south, including the territorial waters of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Fourteen of the areas compose the territorial waters, while the other 11 match those of the National Marine Fisheries Service areas for offshore bodies of water bordering the Commonwealth's territorial areas,  including George's Bank.  These areas are used mainly on maps for fishermen to report their landings (including lobster harvest), as well as for producing plots in various Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) annual publications showing landings per area. The data distributed by MassGIS includes statistics for lobster harvest zones only; 1997 is the only year data currently available. In ArcSDE are two layers - LOBHARV_POLY and LOBHARV_ARC.
Purpose:
REQUIRED: A summary of the intentions with which the data set was developed.
Supplemental_Information:
MassGIS is maintaining the datalayer. Updates will be made as yearly statistics become available from DMF.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: REQUIRED: The year (and optionally month, or month and day) for which the data set corresponds to the ground.
Currentness_Reference:
REQUIRED: The basis on which the time period of content information is determined.
Status:
Progress: REQUIRED: The state of the data set.
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: REQUIRED: The frequency with which changes and additions are made to the data set after the initial data set is completed.
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: REQUIRED: Western-most coordinate of the limit of coverage expressed in longitude.
East_Bounding_Coordinate: REQUIRED: Eastern-most coordinate of the limit of coverage expressed in longitude.
North_Bounding_Coordinate: REQUIRED: Northern-most coordinate of the limit of coverage expressed in latitude.
South_Bounding_Coordinate: REQUIRED: Southern-most coordinate of the limit of coverage expressed in latitude.
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: REQUIRED: Reference to a formally registered thesaurus or a similar authoritative source of theme keywords.
Theme_Keyword: REQUIRED: Common-use word or phrase used to describe the subject of the data set.
Access_Constraints: REQUIRED: Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing the data set.
Use_Constraints:
REQUIRED: Restrictions and legal prerequisites for using the data set after access is granted.
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.2.1350
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Data_Quality_Information:
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
A polygon coverage was created from several different sources. State boundaries from Maine to Connecticut at 1:25,000 were combined to form a 'New England' land coverage for basic reference and coastline. Existing territorial lines were combined as well as bathymetric and latitude-longitude lines to complete the polygons.
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Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 284
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: lobharp1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AREA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PERIMETER
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LOB_HARV_
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LOB_HARV_I
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AREA_ID
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: POUNDS97
Attribute_Definition:
Lobsters Harvested in pounds for specific year
Attribute_Definition_Source:
MassGIS
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Distribution_Information:
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size: 0.845
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070829
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: REQUIRED: The organization responsible for the metadata information.
Contact_Person: REQUIRED: The person responsible for the metadata information.
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: REQUIRED: The mailing and/or physical address for the organization or individual.
City: REQUIRED: The city of the address.
State_or_Province: REQUIRED: The state or province of the address.
Postal_Code: REQUIRED: The ZIP or other postal code of the address.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: REQUIRED: The telephone number by which individuals can speak to the organization or individual.
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile
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