Essential Fish Habitat, Pacific Salmon GIS Data

This file represents salmonid freshwater and estuarine Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) in the western United States. Congress, through the Magnuson-Stevens Act, defined EFH as "those waters and substrate necessary to fish for spawning, breeding, feeding, or growth to maturity." This dataset follows the federal codification of delineating EFH using 4th field Hydrologic Units. It spatially depicts designated EFH for Federally-managed Pacific salmon within freshwater and estuarine regions of California, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Areas above identified certain impassible dams are not designated EFH, and these have been removed from the 4th field Hydrologic Units. Only areas defined as EFH are present in this dataset. Each Hydrologic Unit polygon has been coded to indicate for which species of salmon (Chinook salmon, coho and/or pink) it represents EFH.

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Last Updated August 6, 2019, 06:04
Created August 6, 2019, 06:04
access_constraints ["Access Constraints: None | Use Constraints: No warranty, expressed or implied is made and no liability is assumed by NOAA Fisheries as to the positional or attribute accuracy of the data. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty and no responsibility is assumed by the U.S. Government in the use of these files. | Distribution Liability: These data are intended to assist in mapping and GIS efforts for fishery management efforts for the Pacific Coast Salmon. They can be used to depict the general areas of salmon EFH. Data were combined from the best available sources with some adjustments made to ensure a logical combination. Every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of these data, however they DO NOT constitute a legal description of Essential Fish Habitat. No liability is assumed for the accuracy or completeness of the information contained."]
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licence ["NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose."]
metadata-date 2019-06-24T16:44:19
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