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2015 Scallop Regs Story Map: New Way to See Information

Last week, NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Regional Office posted our first Story Map, a new communication tool for complicated map-based information. Story Maps allow us to combine maps with explanations, images, and videos, to provide a new way for viewers to see and interact with information.

Our first test of the Story Map shows an overview of the existing 2015 Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery regulations. The Story Map allows users to easily find what they need. For example, viewers can locate open and closed areas at different times of year, see gear requirements by area, and get other regulatory information.

The Story Map is live on our Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery page. Also included in the Story Map is an instructional video on how to use a Story Map for those who want more information.

This Story Map is our first contribution to the growing number of map-based web applications on the NOAA GeoPortal. We hope to produce many more in the year to come.

Please tell us what you think!

Send your comments, suggestions, and questions on the Story Map concept to:

Dean-Lorenz Szumylo
GIS Specialist, Information Resource Management 
(978) 282-8479

If you have questions about the 2015 Atlantic Sea Scallop regulations, please contact:

Travis Ford
Fishery Policy Analyst, Sustainable Fisheries Division
(978) 281-9233

Emily Gilbert
Fishery Policy Analyst, Sustainable Fisheries Division
(978) 281-9244