1. You must register or login to create a new entry.
  2. Go to Forms Page off of the main HMAP menu.
  3. Identify the Form Tree on the left side of the Froms Page and thenclick on the "New Area" option at the bottom of the tree to open a newarea form on the page.
  4. Enter fishing ground area information within your new form.Identify and describe a fishing ground or area (Main Form)A primary goal of this project is to identify historically productiveecosystems, or primary grounds or areas, within each HMAP region or oceanwhere humans have fished.A ground or area can be as geographically precise as the location of afishing trap, or as large and non-specific as an ocean or fishing zone.The geographic scale of your fishing area will be dependent upon thenature of fisheries data available to you.
  5. Draw a Map of the fishing ground or area (Map)Use JING tutorials to learn how to use the Google Earth and OpenLayersmapping interface. A link to the tutorials is also provided on the mapinterface page.You can draw multiple shapes (points, lines and polygons) to representyour fishing ground(s) or area(s).Or, mail or e-mail GIS files, digital or hardcopy maps to the Administrator
  6. Save edits on your new area form using the Save button.
  7. Once the Area form is complete, next click on the "New Method" optionwithin your New Area branch of the tree to open a new method form.Complete the form appropriately.
  8. Identify and describe the Method (fishing gear or technology) used tofish the ground or area (Method Form)The database has one-to-many relationships, and is organizedhierarchically: area > method > species. The structure allows for multiplemethods and species to be associated with a geographical space.Fisheries science has traditionally organized and structured data tomanage single species. This geographical database is organized insteadaround the notion of ecosystem- or place-based management, containinghuman impact assessments and data management for multiple species.Identification and description of the methods used to fish a particularspecies is needed to assess the long-term impacts of fishing upon marineecosystems and specific fish populations (or species).
  9. Once the Methods form is complete, either choose to create another newmethods as described in steps 7 & 8 or create a "New Species" within yourcurrent method by clicking on the "New Species" option within the currentMethods. Complete the form appropriately.
  10. Identify the species fished by the method identified.Evaluate the impact of each method on each species fished.
  11. Finish form entry.

How to Edit and Entry:
  1. Incomplete entries are acceptable. You can add to and edit your work atany time.  To edit an entry simply click on your Area, Method, or Species name within the form tree to first view itsassociated entry.
  2. Next click on the Edit button to allow for edits and then edit the entry form appropriately.Click the Save button to commit your edits.