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US Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Conservation Areas

US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Added 15 Sep 2016
  • Updated 30 Aug 2018

These data depict Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) conservation areas off Washington, Oregon, and California. The coordinate locations are from NMFS' Final Rule to implement Amendment 19 to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (71 FR 27408; May 11, 2006). In order to minimize to the extent practicable adverse effects from fishing, the final rule prohibits fishing with various gear types within these areas. Consult the text of the final rule for specific details about each area and the management measures. The prohibitions are listed in Section 660.306 and the official coordinates are listed in Sections 660.397, 660.398, and 660.399 of the final rule.

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RegionsOrange County, San Mateo County, Santa Cruz County, Depoe Bay, Agate Beach

Technical Details

Layer ID 20876
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 55
Attributes Fishing_Prohibitions, Area_Name, State
Services Vector Query API


Added 15 Sep 2016 ago
Last checked 1 Sep 2018 ago
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