GIS Data for the Caribbean Fisheries

 

    These management area maps and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data represent the areas from Title 50 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 622, Fishery Management Plans (FMPs). The data on this page are for areas that include the Caribbean. 

   THESE MAPS AND DATA ARE FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY. The CFR should be consulted for the precise legal definition of the FMPs and geographic coordinates.

     Below are maps and corresponding GIS data listed in order by the CFR Subpart or Appendix. The "Subpart" link includes the entire regulation on the electronic CFR website. The "Section" link is a text file that includes the specific area description and/or coordinates from the CFR. Esri's ArcGIS software or Google Earth can be used to open shapefiles. Metadata (information about the data file) for each GIS layer is available in XML or an easy-to-read HTML format. Google Earth can also be used to open zipped KML (KMZ) files to view individual managed areas. A link to download Google Earth has been provided below. Please click on the appropriate blue hyperlink to view or download the file.

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Subpart S - Reef Fish Fishery of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Red Hind closure 

Section 622.435 Seasonal and area closures (a)(1)(ii)

Map
GIS Data: shapefile
Metadata:  xml, html
Google Earth: kmz

Mutton Snapper spawning aggregation area

Section 622.435 Seasonal closures (a)(2)(i)

Map
GIS Data: shapefile
Metadata: point xml, polygon xml, point htmlpolygon html
Google Earth: point kmz, polygon kmz

Red Hind spawning aggregation areas- East of St. Croix

Section 622.435 Seasonal closures (a)(2)(ii)

Map
GIS Data: shapefile
Metadata: point xml, polygon xml, point html, polygon html
Google Earth: point kmz, polygon kmz

Red Hind spawning aggregation areas- West of Puerto Rico

Section 622.435 Seasonal closures (a)(2)(ii)

Map
GIS Data: shapefile
Metadata: point xmlpolygon xml, point htmlpolygon html
Google Earth: point kmzpolygon kmz

Hind Bank Marine Conservation District

Section 622.435 Seasonal closures (b)(1)

Map
GIS Data: shapefile
Metadata: point xml, polygon xml, point html, polygon html
Google Earth:point kmz, polygon kmz

Subpart V - Queen Conch Resources of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands 

Queen Conch

Section 622.491 Seasonal and area closures

Map
GIS Data: shapefile
Metadata:  xml, html
Google Earth:  kmz

Appendix E - Caribbean Island/Island Group Management Areas

Puerto Rico, St. Croix and St.Thomas/St.John Management areas

Part 622-Appendix E Caribbean Island/Island Group Management Areas

Map
GIS Data: shapefile
Metadata: point xml, polygon xml, point html, polygon html
Google Earth: point kmz, polygon kmz

 

For more information or questions about this data please contact the GIS Coordinator at nmfs.ser.gis.coordinator@noaa.gov.