Metadata Document

Identification Information:
Abstract: Molluscan Shellfish are polygon datasets that contain distribution information for the molluscan shellfish species; sea scallop (Placopectin magellanicus), american oysters (Crassostrea virginica), atlantic surf clams (Spisula solidissima), blue mussels (Mytilus edulis), european oysters (Ostrea edulis), hard clams (Mercenaria mercenaria), razor clam (Ensis directus) and softshell clams (Mya arenaria) for the coast of Maine . Polygons are based on locations indicated by town officials, harvesters, Harbormasters, MEDMR biologists, MEDMR specialists, MEDMR Marine Patrol officers or MEDMR scientists from February 2008 to September 2010. POLYGON codes include: Town, County, Species, NOAA_Chart, Updated, Acres and Source. A COMMENT field indicates sea scallop locations obtained from MEDMR sea scallop tow survey data generated during 2005 - 2009.
Purpose: Distributions of molluscan shellfish species in Maine as determined by Maine DMR in 2010.
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: MaineDMR
Theme Keyword: shellfish
Theme Keyword: oysters
Theme Keyword: OpenData
Theme Keyword: spatial
Theme Keyword: scallop
Theme Keyword: clam
Theme Keyword: MaineGeoLibrary
Theme Keyword: Open Data
Theme Keyword: ESI
Access Constraints: None
Use Constraints: MaineDMR provides this data for informative purposes and as a service to the research community. Users are free to use this data for analysis provided credit is given to MaineDMR. Users are requested to seek permission before republishing the data in its entirety. Not to be used for marine navigation. User assumes all liability for the use of this data.
Data Set Credit: Maine Department of Marine Resources
Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata Time Convention: local time