Habitat Conservation Area Maps
NMFS has closed various, ecologically important areas to fishing, with specific or all gear types, to protect essential habitat. Maps of these areas are available as PDFs, Windows executables, and in CMF format. The CMF format allows the application to run on IPhone\IPad and Android devices after the free CarryMap application is installed via ITunes or Google. The applications work with location services so you can always find your current location on the mapping application. The maps are designed for simplicity; overlaps of restriction areas have been removed— the most restrictive closure is always on top of other restrictions in the maps.
- Habitat Closure Areas Map – Areas closed by gear types
- Essential Fish Habitat Closure Area Maps
- Habitat Closure Areas (CarryMap) Applications
- Shape files (7 MB zip)