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Layer from mnixon, 3 years, 11 months ago

OE_Draft_Areas is a shapefile that depicts the location of all first draft study areas for the Maine Ocean Energy Demonstration Project. Draft study areas were identified after review of the OE_Preliminary_Areas by Maine's Ocean Energy Task Force. The polygon features are all located in Maine’s coastal waters, within the state’s three-mile jurisdiction. Attributes include the study area’s name, an identification letter and a link to a PDF map of the study area. The data layer was created in 2009.

Layer from DKatnick, 8 years, 5 months ago

Locations of wildlife species that are endangered, threatened, or of special concern in Maine as mapped by Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (Natural Heritage Program). Each observation is buffered by a 0.25-mile-radius circle that does not indicate habitat but is a "consultation zone" within which species experts at Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife should be consulted to determine potential effects of activities upon the species. Last updated 2008-02-06.

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Layer from NBattista, 3 years, 11 months ago

This data shows generally where tuna are caught, smaller areas of increased importance to the fishery and a handful of areasthat were identified as being ver important to fishery. In the interviews, the tuna fishermen talked about the challenges of drawing lines on the chart because they chase tuna over most of the Gulf of Maine and each year, where they catch tuna may change. The concern about wanting to accurately represent the data about fishing areas while not excluding other areas from fishing highlights the challenge of attempting to map with fishermen who fish for pelagic species such as tuna. Tuna are caught by rod and reel or harpooned. Tuna are present in the Gulf of Maine in the spring, summer, and fall with most of the tuna fishing occurring in the waters close to the coast of Maine in July, August, and September. Interviews were conducted with both tuna fishermen and fishermen who are knowledgeable about where tuna fishermen fish through personal relationships or seeing them out on the water. The data gives a sense of the vast area fished off the coast of Maine as well as the complexity of fisheries and gear types across areas. It shows areas of fishing from only selected harbors or regions, however, and represent an incomplete “snapshot” from an ongoing project. It should not be viewed as representing a complete data set for Maine’s fisheries, but rather as one step towards understanding fisheries-use patterns offshore and methods for documenting them.

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Layer from NBattista, 3 years, 11 months ago

Hagfish, also known as “Slime Eels,” are caught using barrels in the mud east of Cashes ledge. Hagfish is a largely unregulated fishery. Consequently, there is not a lot of data available about the fishery or clear avenues to contact hagfish fishermen. The data on the Hagfish fishery included in this map comes in part from fishermen who fish for Hagfish and in part from fishermen who live in communities with the fishermen or know hagfish fishermen and see their boats disappearing over the horizon. The data gives a sense of the vast area fished off the coast of Maine as well as the complexity of fisheries and gear types across areas. It shows areas of fishing from only selected harbors or regions, however, and represent an incomplete “snapshot” from an ongoing project. It should not be viewed as representing a complete data set for Maine’s fisheries, but rather as one step towards understanding fisheries-use patterns offshore and methods for documenting them.

Download Keywords: Fisheries , Hagfish