The Essential Fish Habitat Mapper is an online tool that displays essential fish habitat, and habitat areas of particular concern, established under provisions in the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. The tool also includes areas where steps have been taken to minimize the impact that fisheries have on essential fish habitat, including anchoring restrictions, required fishing gear modifications, and bans on certain types of gear. Users can query information from multiple fishery management plans at once to view habitat maps and lists of species for a specific location.
- Displays habitat maps and species lists for specific locations
- Queries spatial information from multiple fishery management plans at once
- Provides links to text descriptions and data inventories, including related fishery management plans, federal regulations, and data and metadata download