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NOAA Fisheries Announces the Availability of Online Maps for Draft Amendment 10 Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Boundaries and Preferred Habitat Area of Particular Concern (HAPC) Alternatives

Posted December 16, 2016

NOAA Fisheries announces the availability of seven web mapping applications available through NOAA’s ArcGIS Online GeoPlatform.  These web mapping applications provide an interactive view of proposed updates to EFH boundaries and current HAPCs and potential new HAPCs in Draft Amendment 10 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan.  The online mapping applications are organized by management unit as listed below:

Management Unit URL
Small Coastal / Smoothhound Sharks http://noaa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=f344f06aa3ad40e4b1ff8fefcf3875fa
Atlantic Tunas http://noaa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=4009f7c1195144e89fd6751b02294a0a
Prohibited Sharks http://noaa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=bb525f23c94a4b649fb4c3b87731813c
Pelagic Sharks http://noaa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=d85a55e0b3714a3ca603d1b8f7a8ed34
Large Coastal Sharks http://noaa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=38462b961d1a4442b95cc4484130c710
Billfish and Swordfish http://noaa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=90e0337936da4ba78dac144ae143ad51
Habitat Areas of Particular Concern (preferred alternatives) http://noaa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=803d5e0354f746faa226c7740788a1e3

 

Online mapping applications, .pdf maps, and shapefiles are also available on the Amendment 10 webpage here.

The public comment period for Draft Amendment 10 closes on December 22, 2016.  Comments may be submitted on Regulations.gov (https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=NOAA-NMFS-2016-0117) or by mail: ATTN Jennifer Cudney, Highly Migratory Species Management Division, NMFS, 263 13th Ave South, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Cudney (Jennifer.cudney@noaa.gov) or Randy Blankinship (randy.blankinship@noaa.gov) at 727-824-5399.

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