Artificial Reef Sites of New Jersey, Edition 20191003 (Envr_admin_fish_reef)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)
Publication_Date: 20191003
Title:
Artificial Reef Sites of New Jersey, Edition 20191003 (Envr_admin_fish_reef)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Trenton, NJ
Publisher: NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)
Other_Citation_Details:
The NJDEP may distribute GIS data in a variety of formats, such as the ESRI shapefile and/or various versions of the file geodatabase format. The data also may be available for viewing on various profiles of the NJ GeoWeb online mapping application.
Online_Linkage: https://www.nj.gov/dep/gis
Online_Linkage: https://www.nj.gov/dep/gis/geowebsplash.htm
Online_Linkage: https://gisdata-njdep.opendata.arcgis.com
Description:
Abstract:
The original “New Jersey’s Recreational and Commercial Ocean Fishing Grounds” charts were first created in 1982 with a second printing in 1984. In 2003, the Division of Fish and Wildlife's Bureau of Marine Fisheries, with funding from the Coastal Management Program, updated the map in digital format for inclusion in the Department's Geographic Information System. The updating of the map was accomplished through direct interviews with recreational fishing boat captains. Prime recreational fishing grounds identified in the various publications referenced in the rule and commercially prepared sport fishing charts (Homeport Charts and Charter Boat Charts) were transferred onto two sets of NOAA nautical charts, which served as the working or base map. For fishing grounds within 20 nautical miles of the coast, NOAA nautical charts Series 12326, 12323, 12318 and 12214 at a scale of 1:80,000 were used. For fishing beyond 20 nautical miles NOAA nautical charts Series 12200 and 12300 at a scale of 1:400,000 were used. During the summer of 2003, 28 party boat captains, 47 charter boat captains and 22 private boat captains from each fishing port (inlet) along the Atlantic Coast of New Jersey were interviewed by Department staff. These recreational fishing party boat, charter boat and private boat captains were selected because they fish the ocean waters on a daily basis using a wide variety of methods to catch a variety of fish species. The interview process entailed examining the accuracy of the already delineated prime fishing areas on the base map. Fishermen modified the base map by drawing their changes on the map. In general, modifications to the boundaries of the prime fishing areas resulted in an increase to the size of the prime fishing area. In a similar fashion, the captains drew new prime fishing areas on the base maps. The revised base maps were then digitized into the New Jersey Specific Sport Ocean Fishing Grounds Coverage. In 2018, the NJ Bureau of Marine Fisheries again updated the New Jersey Prime Fishing Grounds to include all current 17 artificial reef sites, and updated Homeport Charts.
Purpose:
This layer was designed for Environmental Reviews as well as Commercial and Recreational Fishing grounds identification
Supplemental_Information:
Due to the nature of fishing grounds, the polygons depicted in this dataset do not constitute an exact boundary of a fishing ground. Due to the highly variable nature of the ocean environment, the features that contribute to the success as a fishing ground may shift spatially and temporally. The boundaries may be expanded as necessary to include areas with a demonstrable history of supporting a significant local intensity of recreational or commercial fishing activity.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20191003
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: In work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Monthly
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.562661
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -73.914848
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.35209
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.931107
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Artificial Reef Sites
Theme_Keyword: Reef
Theme_Keyword: Boundaries
Theme_Keyword: NJDEP
Theme_Keyword: NJDEPTrentonMetadata
Theme_Keyword: Oceans
Theme_Keyword: New Jersey
Theme_Keyword: NJ Prime Fishing Grounds
Theme_Keyword: NJ Prime Fishing Grounds Points
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: User
Theme_Keyword: Reef Boundaries
Theme_Keyword: Envr_admin_fish_reef
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: ocean
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: New Jersey
Place_Keyword: NJ
Access_Constraints:
A downloadable shapefile (.zip) version of this layer is also available. Information to download the shapefile can be found in the Distribution Section of this metadata record. This data layer is shown in the NJDEP's NJ-GeoWeb mapping application accessible through the Online Linkage: https://www.nj.gov/dep/gis/geowebsplash.htm
Use_Constraints:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Data Distribution Agreement. The data provided herein are distributed subject to the following conditions and restrictions: NJDEP assumes no responsibility to maintain them in any manner or form and disclaims any duty or obligation to either maintain availability of or to update the data.
Terms of Agreement
1. All data is provided, as is, without any representation or warranty of any kind, implied, expressed or statutory including, but not limited to, the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability or fitness for a particular use, freedom from computer virus nor are any such warranties to be implied with respect to the digital data layers furnished hereunder. User is responsible for understanding the accuracy limitations of all digital data layers provided herein, as documented in the accompanying cross-reference files (see SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION). Any reproduction or manipulation of the above data must ensure that the coordinate reference system remains intact.
2. Digital data received from the NJDEP may not be reproduced or redistributed without all the metadata provided.
3. Any maps, publications, reports, or other documents produced as a result of this project that utilize this digital data will credit the NJDEP's Geographic Information System (GIS) as the source of the data with the following credit/disclaimer: "This (map/publication/report) was developed using New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Geographic Information System digital data, but this secondary product has not been verified by NJDEP and is not state-authorized or endorsed."
4. NJDEP makes no warranty that digital data are free of Copyright or Trademark claims or other restrictions or limitations on free use or display. Making a copy of this data may be subject to the copyright of trademark laws.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
NJDEP, Division of Fish and Wildlife, Bureau of Marine Fisheries
Contact_Person: Peter Clarke
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 401 East State Street
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08625
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 609-748-2024
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: peter.clarke@dep.nj.gov
Contact_Instructions: via email
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3500

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The coordinates for the NJ reef sites have been checked for accuracy.
Logical_Consistency_Report: No topology tests were conducted.
Completeness_Report: No omissions
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NJDEP
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Homeport Charts
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Trenton, NJ
Publisher: NJDEP
Source_Scale_Denominator: 1000
Type_of_Source_Media: hardcopyPaper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20191003
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Homeport Charts
Source_Contribution:
It supplemented the original sparse data with an updated version of NJ Prime sportfishing grounds.
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Reefs were identified via homeport charts and mapped in ArcGIS.
Process_Date: 20181110
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
NJDEP, Division of Fish and Wildlife, Bureau of Marine Fisheries
Contact_Person: Peter Clarke
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 401 East State Street
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08625
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 609-748-2024
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: peter.clarke@dep.nj.gov
Contact_Instructions: via email

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 17

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: State Plane Coordinate System 1983
State_Plane_Coordinate_System:
SPCS_Zone_Identifier: 2900

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Envr_admin_fish_reef
Entity_Type_Definition: Artificial Reef Sites
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: NJDEP
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: Reef ID
Attribute_Definition: Reef Identifier
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique value
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Reef Name
Attribute_Definition: Reef name
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique value
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Reef URL
Attribute_Definition: A URL web link to a pdf with more information about the reef.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique value
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE_Length
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE_Area
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NJDEP/DOIT/Bureau of GIS
Contact_Person: GIS Help Desk
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 401 East State Street
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08625
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (609) 777-0672
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (609) 292-7900
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gisnet@dep.nj.gov
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
The State of New Jersey makes great effort to provide secure, accurate, and complete data and metadata. However, portions of the data and metadata may be incorrect or not current. Any errors or omissions should be reported for investigation.
The State of New Jersey, its officers, employees or agents shall not be liable for damages or losses of any kind arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of data and metadata, including but not limited to, damages or losses caused by reliance upon the accuracy or timeliness of any such data and metadata, or damages incurred from the viewing, distributing, or copying of those materials.
The data and metadata are provided "as is." No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed, or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the data and metadata, or its hyperlinks to other Internet resources.
The State disclaims any duty or obligation either to maintain availability of or to update the data and metadata.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name:
DEP distributes ESRI .SHP and/or GDB. Some data may be NJ GeoWeb "display only" layers.
Format_Version_Number: latest version
File_Decompression_Technique: WinZip
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: https://www.nj.gov/dep/gis/geowebsplash.htm
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: https://www.nj.gov/dep/gis
Fees: None
Ordering_Instructions:
All available NJDEP public GIS data can be downloaded for free. Some data shown in NJGeoWeb application may not yet be available for download due to various data or distribution issues. Please email gisnet@dep.nj.gov with any data distribution questions.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20191003
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
NJDEP, Division of Fish and Wildlife, Bureau of Marine Fisheries
Contact_Person: Peter Clarke
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 401 East State Street
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08625
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 609-748-2024
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: peter.clarke@dep.nj.gov
Contact_Instructions: via email
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time

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