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Product Overview: Products and Services for the Identification of Essential Fish Habitat in the Gulf of Mexico.


PB2002108969

Publication Date 1998
Page Count 20
Abstract This document briefly describes the products developed cooperatively by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) National Ocean Service (NOS) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), and the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) to identify Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) in the Gulf of Mexico. These and other products will be used by the Council to amend their fishery management plans in accordance with the EFH requirements of the re-authorized Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Management and Conservation Act (NMFS 1998). The Minerals Management Service's (MMS's) Gulf-wide Information System (G-WIS) project provided key support and guidance in the development of the estuarine and marine species maps (Strategic Environmental Assessments Division 1997). Generating the map products would have not been possible without the outstanding cooperation of the state environmental agencies, federal agencies, and academic institutions in the Gulf of Mexico region, which provided the bulk of the estuarine fishery-independent monitoring data and peer review of map products developed from those data.
Keywords
  • Fisheries
  • Habitat
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • Fishery management
  • Species diversity
  • Abundance
  • Life histories
  • Identification
  • Marine biology
  • Estuaries
  • Monitoring
  • Legislation
Source Agency
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service
Corporate Authors National Ocean Service, Rockville, MD. Strategic Environmental Assessments Div.; National Marine Fisheries Service, Beaufort, NC. Southeast Fisheries
Supplemental Notes Prepared in cooperation with National Marine Fisheries Service, Beaufort, NC. Southeast Fisheries Science Center.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 200224
Product Overview: Products and Services for the Identification of Essential Fish Habitat in the Gulf of Mexico.
Product Overview: Products and Services for the Identification of Essential Fish Habitat in the Gulf of Mexico.
PB2002108969

  • Fisheries
  • Habitat
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • Fishery management
  • Species diversity
  • Abundance
  • Life histories
  • Identification
  • Marine biology
  • Estuaries
  • Monitoring
  • Legislation
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service
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