GIS Data for the Gulf of Mexico 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 Gulf of Mexico. 

   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. 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 B - Reef Fish Resources

Madison and Swanson sites and Steamboat Lumps, and the Edges

Section 622.34 Seasonal and area closures designed to protect Gulf reef fish (a)

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

Seasonal closure of the recreational sector for shallow-water grouper (SWG)

Section 622.34 Seasonal and area closures designed to protect Gulf reef fish (d)

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

Seasonal prohibitions applicable to bottom longline fishing for Gulf reef fish

Section 622.35 Gear restricted areas (b)

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

Reef fish longline and buoy gear restricted area

Section 622.35 Gear restricted areas (c)

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

Subpart C - Shrimp Fishery

Southwest Florida seasonal trawl closure

Section 622.55 Closed areas (b)

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

Tortugas shrimp sanctuary

Section 622.55 Closed areas (c)

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

Closure of the Gulf shrimp fishery to reduce red snapper bycatch

Section 622.55 Closed areas (d)    

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

Shrimp/Stone Crab Separation Zones

Section 622.55 Closed areas (e)

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

Subpart D -  Coral and Coral Reefs

Subpart Q - Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources

King Mackerel Summer Zones

Section 622.369—Migratory groups of king mackerel

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

King Mackerel Winter Zones

Section 622.369—Migratory groups of king mackerel

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

Spanish Mackerel Migratory Group Zones

Section 622.369—Migratory groups of Spanish mackerel

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

Cobia Migratory Group Zones

Section 622.369—Migratory groups of Cobia

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

Subpart R - Spiny Lobster Fishery


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