Lobster Harvest: Massachusetts 1990-2001

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM)
Publication_Date: 20060829
Title: Lobster Harvest: Massachusetts 1990-2001
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Description:
Abstract:
These data were taken from the Division of Marine Fisheries' (DMF) Commercial Lobster Catch Database with records from 1990-2001. The polygon vector data represents DMF's Statistical Reporting Areas, which include a subset of the NOAA Fisheries', also known as the National Marine Fisheries Service, reporting areas. Data is presented as the maximum number of pots fished in a statistical reporting area by year and license type, and the total pounds of lobster harvested in that area by year and license type.
The 25 distinct "statistical reporting areas" cover 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.
Purpose:
To provide a basis for spatial analysis and statistical trend analysis of commercial and educational lobster harvest in Massachusetts waters and beyond, including the Greater Gulf of Maine.
Supplemental_Information:
<http://www.state.ma.us/dfwele/dmf/index.html>. <http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/>
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20060829
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Unknown
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.707778
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -65.338590
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 44.114891
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 39.683149
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: lobster
Theme_Keyword: catch data
Theme_Keyword: fisheries
Theme_Keyword: harvest
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: economy, 005
Theme_Keyword: oceans, 014
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Maine
Access_Constraints:
None. These data are in the public domain. GIS files are freely available for download.
Use_Constraints:
Public domain data from the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM), an agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management as the source of these data. You are not permitted to use CZM's name or to suggest that CZM endorses your project or product, without its express written consent. While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the state of the art, CZM cannot assume liability for any damages or misrepresentation caused by any inaccuracies in the data or as a result of changes to the data caused by system transfers. The user must be aware of data conditions and bear responsibility for the appropriate use of these data with respect to possible errors, original map scale, collection methodology, currency of data, and other conditions specific to these data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CZM Data Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing Address
Address: 251 Causeway Street, Suite 800, Boston, MA 02114-2136
City: Boston
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02114-2136
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 617-626-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 617-626-1240
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: czm@state.ma.us
Hours_of_Service: 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs EST
Contact_Instructions: email only
Data_Set_Credit:
These spatial data were created by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (EOEA).
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.0.1770

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: A logical consistency report was not conducted for these data.
Completeness_Report:
Data are complete to the specifications of the MA Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF).
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
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.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Spreadsheet data were compiled and delivered to MCZM by the MA Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF). CZM summed or averaged monthly records where appropriate to facilitate the logical display of spatial data. The lobster harvest dBase file was joined to the DMF statistical reporting areas dBase file and exported as a new shapefile using ESRI's ArcMap 8.1.
Process_Date: 20030402

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: 25

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: State Plane Coordinate System 1983
State_Plane_Coordinate_System:
SPCS_Zone_Identifier: 2001
Lambert_Conformal_Conic:
Standard_Parallel: 41.716667
Standard_Parallel: 42.683333
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -71.500000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 41.000000
False_Easting: 200000.000000
False_Northing: 750000.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000000
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000000
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: lobster_harvest
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_ID
Attribute_Definition:
AREA_ID: areas 1 - 14 are territorial (inshore) waters and areas 15 - 25 are non-territorial (offshore) waters. Statistical Reporting Areas used by the Division of Marine Fisheries.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MXPOT_1990
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LBS_1990
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MXPOT_1991
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LBS_1991
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MXPOT_1992
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LBS_1992
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MXPOT_1993
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LBS_1993
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MXPOT_1994
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LBS_1994
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MXPOT_1995
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LBS_1995
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MXPOT_1996
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LBS_1996
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MXPOT_1997
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LBS_1997
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MXPOT_1998
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LBS_1998
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MXPOT_1999
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LBS_1999
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MXPOT_2000
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LBS_2000
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MXPOT_2001
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LBS_2001
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE_AREA
Attribute_Definition: Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE_LEN

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CZM Data Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing Address
Address: 251 Causeway Street, Suite 800, Boston, MA 02114-2136
City: Boston
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02114-2136
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 617-626-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 617-626-1240
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: czm@state.ma.us
Hours_of_Service: 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs EST
Contact_Instructions: email only
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these data, errors and conditions originating from physical sources used to develop these data may be reflected in the data supplied. The client must be aware of data conditions and bear responsibility for the appropriate use of the information with respect to possible errors, original map scale, collection methodology, currency of data, and other conditions specific to certain data. In no event shall CZM be liable for any damages, whether general, special, incidental or consequential damages, arising out of your use of these data. Your sole remedy for damages is to stop using the data. You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless CZM and its employees against any claim, loss, liability or expense, including attorneys' fees, resulting from loss of or damage to property or the injury to or death of any person arising out of the use of the data.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size: 0.602
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://www.mass.gov/czm/czm.htm>
Fees:
GIS and coordinate files may be downloaded at no charge by following links on the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management website (<http://www.mass.gov/czm/>).

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20080919
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CZM Data Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing Address
Address: 251 Causeway Street, Suite 800, Boston, MA 02114-2136
City: Boston
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02114-2136
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 617-626-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 617-626-1240
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: czm@state.ma.us
Hours_of_Service: 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs EST
Contact_Instructions: email only
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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