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NHDES Shellfish Classification Data 2015

NHDES Shellfish Classification Data 2015

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Chris Nash, NHDES
Publication_Date: 20150226
Title: NHDES Shellfish Classification Data 2015
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage:
<URL:http://www.granit.unh.edu/data/search?dset=shellfishwaterclassification/shellfishwaterclassification2015>
Description:
Abstract:
The NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) has developed geographic information on the boundaries of shellfish growing areas in NH's tidal waters. Under the authority granted by RSA 143:21, RSA 143:21-a and RSA 487:34, NHDES uses a set of guidelines and standards known as the National Shellfish Sanitation Program (NSSP) for classifying shellfish growing areas.
Purpose:
The purpose of this coverage is to compile all relevant information about the classification of shellfish growing areas in NH's tidal waters.
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: New Hampshire
Theme_Keyword: Shellfish
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Place_Keyword: oceans
Place_Keyword: Northeast
Place_Keyword: New England
Place_Keyword: New Hampshire
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
The Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) makes these data and information available to enhance public knowledge and promote education. The data provided should not be used for navigational purposes and are not intended to identify the official mean high tide line demarcating the public trust boundary. DES cannot guarantee accuracy and reliability of these data. NHDES also retains the right to make changes to the data made available without prior notice. Neither NHDES nor any of its employees, contractors, or subcontractors, make any warranty, express or implied, nor assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any data, nor represent that its use would not infringe on privately owned rights. The data are provided with the understanding that they are not guaranteed to be usable, timely, accurate, or complete. NHDES assumes no liability, any damages or loss of any kind that might arise from the use of, misuse of, or the inability to use these data. NHDES assumes no liability for any damages or loss of any kind caused by any errors or omissions in the data. All data are distributed "as is," without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, and subject to the terms and conditions stated in this disclaimer.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Chris Nash
Contact_Organization: New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
Contact_Position: Shellfish Program Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 222 International Drive, Suite 175
City: Portsmouth
State_or_Province: New Hampshire
Postal_Code: 03801
Email: chris.nash@des.nh.gov
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 603-559-1509
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3000

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: None
Completeness_Report: See use constraints.
Lineage:
Statement: Polygons directly adjacent to the shoreline are delineated so the upland boundary of the polygon approximates the the location of the high tide line. The position of the high tide line is approximate, based on manual interpretation of aerial photography (the aerial "NH_Regional_2010_6inch_RGB" from the NH GRANIT system was the photograph source).

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 95

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Shellfish 2015
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAME
Attribute_Definition: The name of the polygon classified by NHDES.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NHDES
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CLASSCURR
Attribute_Definition: The current classification of the polygon.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NHDES
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATE
Attribute_Definition:
The state that the polygon is in. "ME" is an abbreviation for Maine. "NH" is an abbreviation for New Hampshire.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NHDES
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AREA
Attribute_Definition: The area of the polygon in square feet.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NHDES
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PERIMETER
Attribute_Definition: The perimeter of the polygon in feet.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NHDES
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ACRES
Attribute_Definition: The area of the polygon in acres.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NHDES
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GROWAREA
Attribute_Definition:
The growing area to which the polygon is associated, as related to the sanitary survey. "AC" is an abbreviation for the Atlantic Coast. "BLM" is an abbreviation for the Bellamy River. "GB" is an abbreviation for Great Bay. "HH" is an abbreviation for Hampton/Seabrook Harbor. "LH" is an abbreviation for Little Harbor/Back Channel. "LLB" is an abbreviation for Lower Little Bay. "LMP" is an abbreviation for the Lamprey River. "LPR" is an abbreviation for the Lower Piscataqua River. "OYS" is an abbreviation for the Oyster River. "PRN" is an abbreviation for Piscataqua River North, which includes the Upper Piscataqua River and the tidal portions of the Cocheco and Salmon Falls rivers. "RH" is an abbreviation for Rye Harbor. "SQM" is an abbreviation for the Squamscott River. "ULB" is an abbreviation for Upper Little Bay. "WIN" is an abbreviation for the Winnicut River.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NHDES
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SAFETYZONE
Attribute_Definition:
If the polygon is part of a prohibited/safety zone, then the field will say "Vessel" for a Vessel Prohibited Area or "WWTF" for a Waste Water Treatment Facility Prohibited Area. If the field is blank, then the polygon is not a prohibited/safety zone.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NHDES
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: REC_CATEGO
Attribute_Definition:
This field qualifies polygons into four categories: "OPEN", "OPEN (Sat.)", "CLOSED", and "MAINE". If a growing area has the potential to be open for harvest, then it is labeled "OPEN". If a growing area is open only on
Saturdays from 9am-sunset, then it is labeled "OPEN (Sat.)". If a growing area does not have the potential to
be open for harvest, then it is labeled "CLOSED". If a growing area is in Maine, then it is labeled "MAINE".
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HH_TRIB
Attribute_Definition:
If the polygon is a tributary to Hampton/Seabrook Harbor, then the field will say "Y" for Yes. If not, the field will be blank.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NHDES

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ATLAS_GROW
Attribute_Definition:
The growing area to which the polygon is associated, as illustrated in the New Hampshire Coastal Atlas.











Attribute_Definition_Source: NHDES

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20150304
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NHDES
Contact_Person: Chris Nash
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: unknown
Address: 222 International Drive, Suite 175
City: Portsmouth
State_or_Province: NH
Postal_Code: 03801
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (603) 559-1509
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: chris.nash@des.nh.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time

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