These data delineate Rockfish Conservation Areas (RCA) off the West Coast of the United States for 2015. There are three types of areas closures depicted in this layer: Commercial Trawl Non-Groundfish, Commercial Trawl Groundfish, and Commercial Non-Trawl Groundfish. These areas represent closures to commercial fishing for non-groundfish with trawl gear, closed to commercial fishing for groundfish with trawl gear, or areas are closed to commercial fishing for groundfish with non-trawl gear, respectively. Closures may vary seasonally. Boundaries are lines that connect a series of coordinates that approximate particular depth contours. North/south boundaries are designated by specific lines of latitude. Keep in mind that Rockfish Management Areas are fairly dynamic and may change as often as 5 times per year.
© Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
This layer is a component of WestCoast_Layers.
The layers found in this service were prioritized by the West Coast office as being relevant for ocean planning. These layers can also be found within MarineCadastre.gov
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|Regions||California, Clallam County, Clatsop County, Coos County, Curry County, Grays Harbor County, Lincoln County, Pacific County|
|Data type||Vector polygon|
|Attributes||Web_Address, RegionID, State, March_1_-_April_30, Closure_Type, Review_Frequency, Recreational_Closure, Commercial_Closure, September_1_-_October_31, Commercial_Closure_Category, Constancy, Agency, November_1_-_December_31, Area_Name, Year_Established, Year_Applicable, January_1_-_February_28, Recreational_Closure_Category, ORIG_FID, Regulation, May_1_-_June_30, Government_Level, July_1_-_August_31|
|Services||Vector Query API|
|Added||1 Sep 2016 ago|
|Last checked||1 Sep 2018 ago|