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The following statements apply to all Web pages that are part of the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) Data System
Data Liability Disclaimer
This map viewer is based on the data from a series of fish habitat assessments, conducted within the framework of the National Fish Habitat Action Plan. Primary results of these assessments were reported in “Through a Fish’s Eye: The Status of Fish Habitats in the United States 2010” (National Fish Habitat Board, 2010. Through a Fish’s Eye: The Status of Fish Habitats in the United States 2010. Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Washington D.C. 68 pp.). Users must recognize that the analysis and interpretation of data requires background knowledge and expertise in biology or environmental science, as well as understanding of the procedures and methodology used. Please consult the Science and Data section of the NFHP Web site to learn more about the assessments, the report, or to contact the NFHP Science and Data Committee.
The viewer incorporates other datasets, not produced by the NFHP Science and Data Committee, which have been included for informational purposes. For appropriate contextual, explanatory and interpretive information users should consult FGDC-compliant metadata records, available through links on this Web site associated with primary data and each auxiliary layer.
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