U.S. Marine Protected Areas Boundaries: MPA Inventory

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office Of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Marine Protected Areas Center (MPAC)
Publication_Date: 20130501
Title: U.S. Marine Protected Areas Boundaries: MPA Inventory
Edition: v4
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Description:
Abstract:
The MPA Inventory is a comprehensive catalog that provides detailed information for existing marine protected areas in the United States. The inventory provides geospatial boundary information (in polygon format) and classification attributes that seek to define the conservation objectives, protection level, governance and related management criteria for all sites in the database. The comprehensive inventory of federal, state and territorial MPA sites provides governments and stakeholders with access to information to make better decisions about the current and future use of place-based conservation. The information also will be used to inform the development of the national system of marine protected areas as required by Executive Order 13158.
FWRI has reselected only the areas within the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Please see www.mpa.gov for the complete inventory.
Purpose:
The inventory represents a collection of data compiled from various federal, state, tribal and territorial entities to provide a publicly available source of comprehensive information on place-based marine conservation efforts under U.S. federal, state, territorial, local, and tribal jurisdiction.
Supplemental_Information:
This dataset consists of original boundaries as represented by the managing agencies, including any terrestrial components of the protected areas. Only the sub-tidal components of the areas meet the definition of an MPA.
Version Notes: 2013: Added new MPA boundaries for California South Coast MLPA region, Oregon Marine Reserves. Updated Maryland Oyster Sanctuaries, National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa boundaries.
2012: This version contains boundary updates during the 2011 calendar year. Boundaries were added for new MPAs created in California. Boundaries were updated for National Park Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, Washington, Virgin Islands and Wisconsin sites in the MPA Inventory.
2011: This version contains boundary updates during the 2010 calendar year. Boundaries were added for new MPAs created in California. Boundaries for Hawaii, American Samoa, Florida and National Marine Fisheries Service MPAs were added for sites already in the MPA Inventory. All National Park Service and National Estuarine Research Reserve and some National Wildlife Refuge boundaries were updated with original data.
2010: This version contains boundaries for all sites from authoritative sources as updated between 6/2009-12/2009. New data have been added for multiple states and territories, including Alaska, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, US Virgin Islands and Wisconsin. Numerous shipwreck sites represented as latitude/longitude coordinate points were converted to polygons using a 300-meter radius buffer. NMFS sites have been verified against US Code of Federal Regulations.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20130501
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Annually
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -102.181315
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -58.913766
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 46.052894
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 17.016379
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme_Keyword: boundaries
Theme_Keyword: location
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NOS Data Explorer Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: Marine Boundaries
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Ocean Conservation
Theme_Keyword: Marine Protected Areas
Theme_Keyword: Marine Conservation Areas
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Geospatial Platform
Theme_Keyword: ngda
Theme_Keyword: Water - Oceans and Coasts
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: North America
Access_Constraints:
These data are publicly accessible and downloadable via <http://www.mpa.gov/dataanalysis/mpainventory/>
Use_Constraints:
These data are in the Public domain. The data are not to be used for navigation. For more information, see the accuracy section.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office Of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Marine Protected Areas Center (MPAC)
Contact_Person: GIS Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 99 Pacific St.
Address: Suite 100-F
City: Monterey
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 93940
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (831)242-2050
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: MPAINVENTORY@NOAA.GOV
Data_Set_Credit:
NOAA Marine Protected Areas Center in joint effort with the US Department of the Interior provided the data and metadata. FWRI has altered the metadata to include processing done by FWRI staff.
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.1.1.3143

Data_Quality_Information:
Completeness_Report:
FWRI has reselected only the areas within the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Please see www.mpa.gov for the complete inventory.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Type_of_Source_Media: None
Source_Contribution:
GIS data for all sites were collected from authoritative sources. Data were either downloaded from public websites, requested directly from MPA managers or digitized based on legal definitions (eg US Code of Federal Regulations).
Process_Step:
Process_Description: All data were reprojected to WGS 1984, decimal degrees.
Process_Date: 20130501
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Boundaries for all 2013 updated sites were compiled and added to the feature class.
Process_Date: 20130501
Process_Step:
Process_Description: MPA Inventory attribute data were appended to feature class.
Process_Date: 20130501
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
MPA Inventory feature class was dissolved to one multipart polygon per site.
Process_Date: 20130501
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
All new site data were merged into a single feature class with existing sites.
Process_Date: 20130501
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
FWRI downloaded the data from the MPA web site. The data were reprojected to a custom Albers projection and only the MPAs in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico were reselected. For the complete data set go to www.mpa.gov.
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GISLibrarian
Contact_Organization:
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission-Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Contact_Position: GIS Data Librarian
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Address: 100 Eighth Avenue Southeast
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: Florida
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-896-8626
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-893-1679
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: GISLibrarian@MyFWC.com
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern time

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Complete chain
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 1015

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: Albers Conical Equal Area
Albers_Conical_Equal_Area:
Standard_Parallel: 24.0
Standard_Parallel: 31.5
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -84.0
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 24.0
False_Easting: 400000.0
False_Northing: 0.0
Albers Conical Equal Area
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.0001
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.0001
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D North American 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: GRS 1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222101

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: MPA_Inventory_Final_2013_public
Entity_Type_Definition: Database of MPA geospatial data
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: MPAC
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Site_ID
Attribute_Definition: Unique site identifier assigned by MPAC
Attribute_Definition_Source: MPAC
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Consists of government level identifier combined with unique number value.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Area_KM_Total
Attribute_Definition:
Area of the protected area in square kilometers, including any terrestrial portions, where applicable
Attribute_Definition_Source: MPAC
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Area value, greater than 0, represented in square kilometers
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Site_Name
Attribute_Definition: Official name of the MPA
Attribute_Definition_Source: MPAC
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: n/a
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Site_Label
Attribute_Definition:
Abbreviated version of Site Name, used for cartographic purposes.
Attribute_Definition_Source: MPAC
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: n/a
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Gov_Level
Attribute_Definition:
Level of government responsible for designating and managing the site
Attribute_Definition_Source: MPAC
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Federal
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: MPA is designated and managed by a federal agency
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Partnership
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
MPA is designated and managed by multiple agencies at more than one level of government
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: State
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: MPA is designated and managed by a state agency
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Territorial
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: MPA is designated and managed by a territorial agency
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Local
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: MPA is designated and managed by a local agency
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: State
Attribute_Definition: State name of MPA, or Program, if MPA is federal
Attribute_Definition_Source: MPAC
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: n/a
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NS_Full
Attribute_Definition: Status of the site with respect to the National System of MPAs
Attribute_Definition_Source: MPAC
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Member
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Site has been approved as a National System MPA
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Not Eligible
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Site does not meet eligibility criteria for the National System
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Nominated
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Site has been nominated, and is currently under consideration for entry to the National System
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Member
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Site has been approved as a National System MPA
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Prot_Lvl
Attribute_Definition:
Level of legal protection afforded to the site's natural and cultural resources and ecological processes
Attribute_Definition_Source: MPAC
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Uniform Multiple Use
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
MPAs or zones with a consistent level of protection and allowable activities, including certain extractive uses, across the entire protected area
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: No Take
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
MPAs or zones that allow human access and even some potentially harmful uses, but that totally prohibit the extraction or significant destruction of natural or cultural resources.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: No Impact
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
MPAs or zones that allow human access, but that prohibit all activities that could harm the site's resources or disrupt the ecological or cultural services they provide. Examples of activities typically prohibited in no-impact MPAs include resource extraction of any kind (fishing, collecting, or mining); discharge of pollutants; disposal or
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Zoned Multiple Use
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
MPAs that allow some extractive activities throughout the entire site, but that use marine zoning to allocate specific uses to compatible places or times in order to reduce user conflicts and adverse impacts
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Zoned w/No Take Areas
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Multiple-use MPAs that contain at least one legally established management zone in which all resource extraction is prohibited
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: No Access
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
MPAs or zones that restrict all human access to the area in order to prevent potential ecological disturbance, unless specifically permitted for designated special uses such as research, monitoring or restoration
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: To Be Determined
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
MPA or zone that has been established, but has not yet officially designated it's specific level of protection.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Mgmt_Plan
Attribute_Definition: The type of management plan developed for the site
Attribute_Definition_Source: MPAC
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Site-Specific Management Plan
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: A management plan has been developed specifically for the site
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MPA Programmatic Management Plan
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
A management plan has been developed for a broader MPA program, which includes the site
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Non-MPA Programmatic Fisheries Management Plan
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
A fisheries management plan has been developed, which includes the management of the site
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: No Management Plan
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
No management plan has been developed for the site, or the management plan is still in draft form
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Community Agreement
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
A verbal or written community agreement has been reached for the management of the site
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Non-MPA Programmatic Species Management Plan
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
A species management plan has been developed, which includes the management of the site
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Non-MPA Programmatic Habitat Management Plan
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
A habitat management plan has been developed, which includes the management of the site
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Mgmt_Agen
Attribute_Definition: Agency responsible for managing the site
Attribute_Definition_Source: MPAC
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: n/a
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Fish_Rstr
Attribute_Definition: Level of restrictions on commercial and/or recreational fishing
Attribute_Definition_Source: MPAC
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Commercial and Recreational Fishing Prohibited
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
MPAs or zones prohibit any type of fishing throughout the site, including both commercial and recreational.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
Commercial Fishing Prohibited and Recreational Fishing Restricted
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
MPAs or zones prohibit any type of commercial fishing and place some type of restriction on recreational fishing
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
Commercial Fishing Restricted and Recreational Fishing Prohibited
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
MPAs or zones prohibit any type of recreational fishing and place some type of restriction on commercial fishing
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Commercial Fishing Prohibited
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
MPAs or zones prohibit any type of commercial fishing. Recreational fishing may be allowed
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Recreational Fishing Restricted
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
MPAs or zones place some type of restriction on recreational fishing, which might vary throughout the MPA according to different zones or areas. Commercial fishing may be unrestricted
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: No Site Restrictions
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
MPAs or zones place no restrictions on any type of fishing throughout the site, including both commercial and recreational
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Unknown
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: MPAs or zones with unknown fishing restrictions
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Commercial Fishing Restricted
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
MPAs or zones place some type of restriction on commercial fishing, which might vary throughout the MPA according to different zones or areas. Recreational fishing may be unrestricted
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Commercial and Recreational Fishing Restricted
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
MPAs or zones place some type of restriction on all types of fishing, including both commercial and recreational. The level of restriction may vary throughout the MPA according to different zones or areas
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Recreational Fishing Prohibited
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
MPAs or zones prohibit any type of recreational fishing. Commercial fishing may be allowed
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Pri_Con_Foc
Attribute_Definition:
Defines the primary characteristics of the area that the MPA was established to conserve.
Attribute_Definition_Source: MPAC
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Sustainable Production
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
MPAs or zones established and managed wholly or in part with the explicit purpose of supporting the continued extraction of renewable living resources (such as fish, shellfish, plants, birds, or mammals) that live within the MPA, or that are exploited elsewhere but depend upon the protected area?s habitat for essential aspects of their ecology or life history (feeding, spawning, mating, or nursery grounds).
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Natural Heritage
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
MPAs or zones established and managed wholly or in part to sustain, conserve, restore, and understand the protected area's natural biodiversity, populations, communities, habitats, and ecosystems; the ecological and physical processes upon which they depend; and, the ecological services, human uses and values they provide to this and future generations.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Cultural Heritage
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
MPAs or zones established and managed wholly or in part to protect and understand submerged cultural resources that reflect the nation's maritime history and traditional cultural connections to the sea.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Cons_Focus
Attribute_Definition:
All characteristics of the area the site was established to conserve
Attribute_Definition_Source: MPAC
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Cultural Heritage
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Cultural Heritage
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Production
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Production
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Natural Heritage
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Natural Heritage
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Natural Heritage and Cultural Heritage
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Natural Heritage and Cultural Heritage
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Natural Heritage, Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Production
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Natural Heritage, Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Production
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Natural Heritage and Sustainable Production
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Natural Heritage and Sustainable Production
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Sustainable Production
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Sustainable Production
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Prot_Focus
Attribute_Definition: Ecological scale of site conservation targets
Attribute_Definition_Source: MPAC
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Ecosystem
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
MPAs or zones whose legal authorities and management measures are intended to protect all of the components and processes of the ecosystem within its boundaries
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Focal Resource
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
MPAs or zones whose legal authorities and management measures specifically target a particular habitat, species complex, or single resource (either natural or cultural)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Permanence
Attribute_Definition: Classification of the permanence of the site
Attribute_Definition_Source: MPAC
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Permanent
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
MPAs or zones whose legal authorities provide some level of protection to the site in perpetuity for future generations, unless reversed by unanticipated future legislation or regulatory actions
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Conditional
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
MPAs or zones that have the potential, and often the expectation, to persist administratively over time, but whose legal authority has a finite duration and must be actively renewed or ratified based on periodic governmental reviews of performance
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Temporary
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
MPAs that are designed to address relatively short-term conservation and/or management needs by protecting a specific habitat or species for a finite duration, with no expectation or specific mechanism for renewal
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Constancy
Attribute_Definition: Classification of the constancy of the site throughout the year
Attribute_Definition_Source: MPAC
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Year-Round
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
MPAs or zones that provide constant protection to the site throughout the year
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Seasonal
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
MPAs or zones that protect specific habitats and resources, but only during fixed seasons or periods when human uses may disrupt ecologically sensitive seasonal processes such as spawning, breeding, or feeding aggregations
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Rotating
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
MPAs or zones that cycle serially and predictably among a set of fixed geographic areas in order to meet short-term conservation or management goals (such as local stock replenishment followed by renewed exploitation of recovered populations)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Estab_Yr
Attribute_Definition: The year the site was officially designated or established
Attribute_Definition_Source: MPAC
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: n/a
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: URL
Attribute_Definition: Website for the MPA created by the managing agency.
Attribute_Definition_Source: MPAC
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: n/a
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Vessel
Attribute_Definition: Describes if vessel access is allowed within the MPA.
Attribute_Definition_Source: MPAC
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Unrestricted
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The site allows vessel access.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Restricted
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The site allows some vessel traffic, with restrictions.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Prohibited
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Vessel traffic within the site is prohibited.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Anchor
Attribute_Definition: Describes whether anchoring in the site is permitted.
Attribute_Definition_Source: MPAC
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Unrestricted
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The site allows ship anchoring.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Restricted
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The site allows some anchoring, with restrictions.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Prohibited
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Anchoring within the site is prohibited.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MPAC
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: URL_Viewer
Attribute_Definition: Website link to open MPA Inventory viewer focusing on MPA
Attribute_Definition_Source: MPAC
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: n/a
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape_Length
Attribute_Definition: Length of feature in internal units.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape_Area
Attribute_Definition: Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office Of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Marine Protected Areas Center (MPAC)
Contact_Person: GIS Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 99 Pacific St.
Address: Suite 100-F
City: Monterey
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 93940
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (831)242-2050
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: MPAINVENTORY@NOAA.GOV
Distribution_Liability:
The MPA Center shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained in this database. These data and related graphics are not legal documents and are not intended to be used as such.The information contained in these data is dynamic and may change over time. The data are not better than the original sources from which they were derived. It is the responsibility of the data user to use the data appropriately and within the limitations of geospatial data in general, and these data in particular.
Standard_Order_Process:
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