Artificial Reefs in Massachusetts
Entry ID: CZM_moris_artificial_reefs_pt

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Summary
Abstract: These vector point data represent the three permitted artificial reefs deployed in Massachusetts. Supplemental information including a brief history of their inception and their success in creating habitat can be accessed using the MORIS Hotlink tool. NOTE: This layer does not include fortuitously submerged artificial structures such as vessels.

Purpose: The intended use of this data is to support diverse activities including planning, management, maintenance, research and interpretation. Creation of artificial habitat can be an effective method of increasing productivity, providing additional recreational and commercial fishing opportunities, and enhancing the forage base (i.e., provide attachment substrate for blue mussels and habitat for ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 42.34   S: 41.52   E: -70.18   W: -70.98

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM)
Dataset Title: Artificial Reefs in Massachusetts
Dataset Release Date: 2006-08-19
Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-01-01
Stop Date: 2006-12-31
Data Resolution
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: An Accuracy Report was conducted for these data.

LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: A Logical Consistency Report was not completed for these data.

COMPLETENESS REPORT: This data is complete to the specifications of the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries. All individual unit deployments are represented. A unit may consist of multiple objects such as a cluster of cobbles, tires, or concrete debris. Again, the individual points represent deployment locations of such units.
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: None. These data are in the public domain. GIS files are freely available for download.

DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these data, errors and conditions originating from physical sources used to develop these data may be reflected in the data supplied. The client must be aware of data conditions and bear responsibility for ... View entire text
Use Constraints USE CONSTRAINTS: Public domain data from the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM), an agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management as the source of these data. You are not permitted to use CZM's name ... View entire text
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.mass.gov/czm/
Dataset ID: Downloadable Data

Data Center Personnel
Name: CZM DATA MANAGER
Phone: 617-626-1200
Fax: 617-626-1240
Email: czm at state.ma.us
Contact Address:
251 Causeway Street, Suite 800
City: Boston
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02114-2136
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Size: 0.002
Fees: See Use Constraints.
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 617-626-1200
Fax: 617-626-1240
Email: czm at state.ma.us
Contact Address:
251 Causeway Street, Suite 800
City: Boston
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02114-2136
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-09-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-01-22
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