GIS Data for the South Atlantic 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 South Atlantic. 

   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 A - General Provisions

Defined areas within the EEZ off South Atlantic States

Section 622.2 Definitions and Acronyms

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

Subpart I - Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region

Commercial vessel permits - South Atlantic snapper-grouper

Section 622.170 Permits and Endorsements (a)(1)

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

Sea bass pots

Section 622.177 Gear identification (a)(1)

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

Snapper-Grouper bottom longline prohibited areas

Section 622.182 Gear-restricted areas (b)

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

Powerhead prohibited area

Section 622.182 Gear-restricted areas (c)

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

Sea bass pot prohibited area

Section 622.182 Gear-restricted areas (d)

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Metadata: xml, html
Google Earth: kmz

Spawning SMZs (Effective July 31, 2017)

Section 622.183 Area and seasonal closures (a)(2)

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

Seasonal closure of the commercial black sea bass pot component of the snapper-grouper fishery November 1-30 and April 1-30

Section 622.183 Area and seasonal closures (b)(6)(i)

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Metadata: point xml, polygon xmlpoint html, polygon html
Google Earth: point kmz, polygon kmz

Seasonal closure of the commercial black sea bass pot component of the snapper-grouper fishery December 1 - March 31

Section 622.183 Area and seasonal closures (b)(6)(ii)

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Metadata: point xml, polygon xmlpoint html, polygon html
Google Earth: point kmz, polygon kmz

Subpart J - Shrimp Fishery of the South Atlantic Region

South Atlantic shrimp cold weather closure

Section 622.206 Area and seasonal closures (a)(1)

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Metadata: xml, html
Google Earth: kmz

Subpart K - Coral, Coral Reefs, and Live/Hard Bottom Habitats of the South Atlantic Region 

Allowable octocoral closed area

Section 622.224 Area closures to protect South Atlantic corals (a)

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Metadata: xml,  html
Google Earth: kmz

Stetson Reefs, Savannah and East Florida Lithotherms, and Miami Terrace (Stetson-Miami Terrace)

Section 622.224 Area closures to protect South Atlantic corals (c) Deepwater coral HAPCs (1)(iii)

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Metadata: point xml, polygon xml, point html, polygon html
Google Earth: point kmz, polygon kmz

Subpart L - Golden Crab Fishery of the South Atlantic Region

Subpart M - Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery Off the Atlantic States

Northeastern United States closed area

Section 622.274 Pelagic longline closed areas (a)(1)

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Metadata: xml, html
Google Earth: kmz

 

Charleston Bump closed area

Section 622.274 Pelagic longline closed areas (a)(2)

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Metadata: xml, html
Google Earth: kmz
 

East Florida Coast closed area

Section 622.274 Pelagic longline closed areas (a)(3)

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Google Earth: kmz

Subpart N - Pelagic Sargassum Habitat of the South Atlantic Region

Pelagic sargassum area and seasonal restrictions

Section 622.301 Area and seasonal restrictions (a)

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Metadata: xml, html
Google Earth: kmz

Subpart Q - Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources

King Mackerel Migratory Group Zones

Section 622.369—Migratory groups of king mackerel

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

Spanish Mackerel Migratory Group Zones

Section 622.369—Migratory groups of Spanish mackerel

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

Cobia Migratory Group Zones

Section 622.369—Migratory groups of cobia

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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.