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VMS Salmon 2010-2017 (BOEM)

Metadata Updated: October 29, 2023

2010-2017 Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) data were used from the NOAA Office of Law Enforcement to create this fishing effort dataset for the U.S. West Coast. The dataset was generated using VMS points at fishing speeds to create fishing tracks. Tracks were joined to the BOEM aliquot grid (1.2x1.2 km) to create heat maps of fishing effort for various fisheries based on individual and combined declaration codes.Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Aliquots are a subdivision of the offshore marine OCS Blocks and divided into 16 equal parts for Renewable Energy leasing purposes. A metric OCS Aliquot is 1200 meters square containing 144.000000 hectares and is shown with the aliquot letter.A full description of the methodology used to create these data can be found here:

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date October 29, 2023

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date October 29, 2023
Publisher Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
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Data Last Modified 2021-12-22
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 010:06
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