September 20, 2012

Rocky Habitat Analysis, Spatial Change Analysis, Spatial Data sets available, and Recommendations on Key Monitoring Metrics: Tables and Figures

Cheryl Chen / Ecotrust, Future of Fish

Data Package Summary


This data set is a part of Ecotrust's project entitled: Establishing a Baseline and Assessing Spatial and Socioeconomic Change in the California Central Coast Commercial and CPFV Fisheries. This project is a component of the Central Coast Baseline Program. The purpose of this program is to establish a benchmark of ecological and socioeconomic conditions at the time of MPA implementation, and to examine any initial changes that may have occurred since MPAs were established. The Central Coast region includes all state waters from Pigeon Point to Point Conception.

This excel workbook contains several figures and tables that were included in the rocky habitat analysis and spatial change analysis sections. Furthermore, spatial data and recommendations on key monitoring metrics are also included in this workbook.

The rocky habitat analysis combined rocky habitat data from two data sets. The rocky habitat data set for state waters (within 3 nautical miles of shore) was developed by the Seafloor Mapping Lab at California State University, Monterey Bay and is entitled ‘Predicted Nearshore Benthic Substrates of California’. A coarser dataset was used for federal waters developed by the Center for Habitat Studies at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories entitled ‘U.S. West Coast Geological Seafloor Habitat Characterization for Essential Fish Habitat (EFH)’. The boundaries of the no-trawl commercial Rockfish Conservation Area, which was implemented in 2002-2003 on the west coast of the United States, were obtained from NOAA NMFS. The boundaries for the MPAs implemented in September 2007 were obtained from CDFG.

Spatial changes were investigated in commercial fishing patterns for key fisheries in the Central Coast Region between 2005 and 2011. Analyses were based on data from commercial fishing mapping interviews conducted by Ecotrust in 2005 and 2012.

The primary goal of this project was to collect up-to-date information on historical trends, current socioeconomic conditions, and the spatial distribution and economic value of key commercial fisheries and the commercial passenger fishing vessel (CPFV) fleet in the Central Coast Region.

Please contact Ecotrust before using this data:
Charles Steinback


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  • Ecotrust Central Coast Report Spatial Analyses.xlsx
  • Ecotrust Central Coast Report Spatial Analyses.xml
  • cc_mpa_boundaryinformation_lookup_table.csv
  • cc_mpa_boundaryinformation_lookup_table_metadata.csv
  • statewide_mpa_boundaryinformation_lookuptable.csv