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Draft Amendment 10 Essential Fish Habitat GIS Shapefiles

GIS shapefiles of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) boundaries for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species are available for download by clicking the associated button below. Species that have EFH boundaries for multiple lifestages (i.e., anything besides "all lifestages combined") also contain layer files for each lifestage polygon. The symbology used in the layer files (e.g., colors) are random, and you will need to update the location of the shapefiles that you download for the layer files to reference the appropriate data.

All Draft Amendment 10 HMS EFH Shapefiles (97 MB)

Atlantic Tunas, Swordfish, and Billfish

Species

Lifestages

Albacore tuna Juvenile, Adult
Bigeye tuna Juvenile, Adult
Bluefin tuna Spawning, Juvenile, Adult, HAPC
Skipjack tuna Spawning, Juvenile, Adult
Yellowfin tuna Spawning, Juvenile, Adult
Swordfish Spawning, Juvenile, Adult
Blue marlin Spawning, Juvenile, Adult
White marlin Juvenile, Adult
Roundscale spearfish Juvenile, Adult
Sailfish Spawning, Juvenile, Adult
Longbill spearfish Juvenile and Adult combined

Atlantic Sharks

Species

Lifestages

Blacktip Shark (Atlantic Stock) Neonate, Juvenile and Adult combined
Blacktip Shark (Gulf of Mexico Stock) Neonate, Juvenile, Adult
Bull Neonate, Juvenile and Adult combined
Great hammerhead All Life Stages Combined
Lemon Neonate, Juvenile, Adult, HAPC
Nurse Neonate, Juvenile, Adult
Sandbar Neonate, Juvenile, Adult, HAPC
Scalloped hammerhead Neonate, Juvenile and Adult combined
Silky All Life Stages Combined
Spinner Neonate, Juvenile and Adult combined
Tiger Neonate, Juvenile and Adult combined
Blacknose Shark (Gulf of Mexico Stock) Neonate, Juvenile and Adult combined
Blacknose Shark (Atlantic Stock) Juvenile and Adult combined
Bonnethead Shark (Gulf of Mexico Stock) Neonate, Juvenile, Adult
Bonnethead Shark (Atlantic Stock) Neonate, Juvenile, Adult
Finetooth All Life Stages Combined
Atlantic sharpnose (Gulf of Mexico Stock) Neonate, Juvenile and Adult combined
Atlantic sharpnose (Atlantic Stock) Neonate, Juvenile, Adult
Blue shark Neonate, Juvenile and Adult combined
Oceanic whitetip Neonate and Juvenile Combined, Adult
Porbeagle All Life Stages Combined
Shortfin mako All Life Stages Combined
Common thresher All Life Stages Combined
Smoothhound Shark Complex (Gulf of Mexico) All Life Stages Combined
Smoothhound Shark Complex (Atlantic) All Life Stages Combined
Atlantic Angel All Life Stages Combined
Basking All Life Stages Combined
Bigeye thresher All Life Stages Combined
Caribbean reef All Life Stages Combined
Dusky Neonate, Juvenile and Adult combined
Longfin mako All Life Stages Combined
Night All Life Stages Combined
Sand tiger Neonate, Juvenile, Adult, HAPC
Whale All Life Stages Combined
White Neonate, Juvenile and Adult combined

For  questions about Amendment 1 to the Consolidated Atlantic HMS Fishery Management Plan, please contact the Atlantic HMS Division Headquarters Office.