Shellfish Landings: Massachusetts 1990 - 2001

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM)
Publication_Date: 20080827
Title: Shellfish Landings: Massachusetts 1990 - 2001
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Description:
Abstract:
These data were taken from the Division of Marine Fisheries' (DMF) Commercial Shellfish Landings 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 bushels harvested by species/harvest location (town or body of water)/year.
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 statistical analysis of commercial shellfish harvest in Massachusetts.
Supplemental_Information:
<http://www.state.ma.us/dfwele/dmf/CommercialFishing/com_index.htm> <http://www.st.nmfs.gov/st1/commercial/index.html>
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: unknown
Ending_Date: unknown
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Unknown
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.337207
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -69.832478
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.842985
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.184408
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: shellfish landings
Theme_Keyword: shellfish
Theme_Keyword: fisheries
Theme_Keyword: catch data
Theme_Keyword: harvest
Theme_Keyword: clams
Theme_Keyword: mussels
Theme_Keyword: trawl
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:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Accurate to the specifications of the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries. Attributes were extracted from annual catch reports.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Four polygons representing Massachusetts Bay, Buzzards Bay, Vineyard Sound, and Nantucket Sound were created to provide a spatial component to those shellfish landings reported without town jurisdictions. These features are represented with circles in their respective geographic range, but do not represent the true spatial extents of their attribute data. For example, the entire area of Buzzards Bay is 'carved' into numerous town water jurisdictions, yet not all shellfish were REPORTED as being harvested in one of the Bay's bordering towns. Such shellfish were reported as harvested in Buzzards Bay.
Completeness_Report:
Complete to the specifications of the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries and the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Unknown.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Unknown.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
An Excel spreadsheet was recreated and given a spatial element using MassGIS's "Boundary" layer, from the MassGIS data library. These data were summarized as annual averages, as monthly values added too many variables to display the spatial dataset properly. Four new features were created to represent those locations not indicated: they include Massachusetts Bay, Buzzards, Bay, Vineyard Sound, and Nantucket Sound. These features are represented with circles in their respective geographic range, but do not represent the true spatial extents of their attribute data. These four locations are used to display shellfish landings data reported to the Division of Marine Fisheries as being harvested in their respective areas. For example, the entire area of Buzzards Bay is 'carved' into numerous town water jurisdictions, yet not all shellfish were REPORTED harvested in one of the Bay's bordering towns. Such shellfish were reported as being harvested in Buzzards Bay.
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Tom Hoopes
Contact_Organization: MA Division of Marine Fisheries
Contact_Position: DMF Systems Analyst
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 30 Emerson Ave.
City: Gloucester
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 01930
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (978) 727-3337
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: tom.hoopes@state.ma.us
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Dataset copied.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: W:\czm\MORIS_Working_Data\moris\dmf\shellfish_landings
Cloud_Cover: Unknown

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: 64

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: shellfish_landings
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: TOWN_ID
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LOCATION
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: YEARS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AVG_BSCALL
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AVG_CHERRY
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AVG_CHOWD
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AVG_CONCH
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AV_EEL_LB_
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AVG_HSCRAB
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AVG_IRMOSS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AVG_LNECK
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AVG_MIXQHG
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AVG_MUSSEL
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AVG_OCNQHG
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AVG_OYSTER
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AVG_PWINKL
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AVG_RAZCLM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AVG_SEACLM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AVG_SSCALL
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AVG_URCHIN
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AVG_SSCLAM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AVG_SNAILS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AV_WORM_LB
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SOURCETHM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ACRES

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: 0.255
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: 20081010
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: 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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