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This shapefile is the official boundary of the Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership. The boundary was originally developed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and was updated in 2013 to reflect revisions from the Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership, a recognized Fish Habitat Partnership (FHP) of the National Fish Habitat Partnership.
Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership (ACFHP) is currently working on a project with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore through a grant from the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council to study the relationship between black sea bass abundance and habitat characteristics in the Mid-Atlantic Bight. Data are being collected on black sea bass abundance, stomach contents, and position in the food web, as well as characteristics of the habitats black sea bass are associated with: bottom type, whether a reef is natural or artificial, and the plants, animals, and algae attached to each habitat. This work will lead to a better understand of the importance of habitat and prey community structure on black sea bass...
This shapefile defines the officially recognized subregions of Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership. The boundary was originally developed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and was updated in 2013 to reflect revisions from the Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership, a recognized Fish Habitat Partnership (FHP) of the National Fish Habitat Partnership.
The Assessment of Existing Information was completed in 2009 with the primary purpose of informing and enabling conservation planning for ACFHP. It includes three components – (1) a representative bibliographic and assessment database, (2) a GIS spatial framework, and (3) a summary document with a description of methods, analyses of results, and recommendations for future work. The results supported the development of priorities for ACFHP’s conservation efforts within its boundaries.
The Species-Habitat Matrix is an evaluation of the importance of benthic habitats as space for shelter, feeding, and breeding by coastal fishes and motile invertebrates in ACFHP’s four subregions. The analysis quantified the relationship between over 100 different species across four life stages and 26 different habitats.
The NFHAP Coastal Spatial Framework and Indicator Datasets consist of a geospatial base layer developed in ArcGIS, and associated data fields joined to the spatial framework. The Coastal Spatial Framework is a layer of 612 distinct polygons covering coastal areas of the Continental U.S. Polygons represent either coastal watersheds (land) or coastal waters (estuaries, inshore marine, offshore marine),and are classified into six regions and 22 nested subregions. Each polygon is assigned a unique code (UniqueID) to provide location reference for indicator data, and enable joins to separate data tables.s for information recorded in the Bibliography and Assessment tables. Key indicator data fields attributed to each...