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Human Uses of the Ocean

These data show ocean use patterns (general use areas and dominant use or hotspot areas) for 27 separate uses of the ocean off the state of California. The data set includes input from commercial and recreational fisheries, offshore energy, tourism, ports, shipping and navigation, national security, recreational users (e.g., surfers, boaters, wildlife viewers, etc.), and conservation groups.

 Aquaculture application: Development and planning for aquaculture activities.

Contributing Partners: MarineCadastre, NOAA

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