Abstract

Commonwealth Fisheries 2006 is a digital representation of the limits of all Commonwealth Fisheries around Australia and its External Territories (except for the Australian Antarctic Territory), as set out in the Fisheries Management Regulations 1992 and/or relevant Management Plans administered by the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA). In the event of a discrepancy between the digital data and the Management Regulations or Management Plans, the Management Regulations or Management Plans take precedence. Free download available.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -55.0 East bound -140.0 West bound -50.0 South bound -60.0

Product Type/Sub Type

dataset

Constraints

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Date (publication)

2006-01-01T00:00:00

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

64771 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/64771/

Keywords

GIS Dataset
Thematic
administrative boundaries
marine jurisdiction
dataset
marine
AU
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-55.0
East bound
-140.0
West bound
-50.0
South bound
-60.0

Lineage

Descriptions of Commonwealth Fisheries boundaries, found in the Fisheries Management Regulations 1992 and/or relevant Management Plans, were interpreted and digitised into a Geographic Information System (GIS), and subsequently attributed. Where national maritime limits formed part of these boundaries, current AMB V2.0 data was directly extracted and appended into the coverages. Where fisheries included coastline or low water information, GEODATA Coast 100K coastline data was used as it provided a nationally consistent dataset; was of the right level of detail for the project (eg closed river mouths); and, resulted in a manageable file size for distribution. Any intersections between boundary lines were rigorously calculated using specialised geodetic software. In the event of a discrepancy between the digital data and the Management Regulations or Management Plans, the Management Regulations or Management Plans take precedence.

Digital Transfer Options

onLine

Distributor

Role
distributor
Organisation Name
Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address

Source Description

Source data not available.

Metadata File Identifier

a05f7892-ce86-7506-e044-00144fdd4fa6

Metadata Standard Name

ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

Metadata Standard Version

1.1

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

Metadata Contact

Role
pointOfContact
Organisation Name
Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address