Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

42° 10.0N

70° 00.0W

42° 00.0N

70° 10.0W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Atlantic Ocean waters within the square affecting the following: east of Provincetown, MA. / tip of Cape Cod approximately from Provincetown, MA., to Truro, MA., on both the Cape Cod Bay side and Atlantic Ocean side of land. From Corn Hill in Truro, MA., to Provincetown Harbor on the west coast (Cape Cod Bay side), and from the Highlands in Truro, MA., northwest to the Sand Dunes of Provincetown, MA., on the east coast (Atlantic Ocean side). The waters on the east coast also encompass part of the Boston Harbor Shipping Traffic Lane.

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

X

X

X

X

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

   

X

X (not on Cape Cod Bay side)

pollock (Pollachius virens)

       

whiting (Merluccius bilinearis)

X

X

X

X

offshore hake (Merluccius albidus)

       

red hake (Urophycis chuss)

X

X

X

X

white hake (Urophycis tenuis)

       

redfish (Sebastes fasciatus)

n/a

     

witch flounder (Glyptocephalus cynoglossus)

       

winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus)

X

X

X

X

yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea)

   

X

X

windowpane flounder (Scophthalmus aquosus)

     

X

American plaice (Hippoglossoides platessoides)

   

X

X

ocean pout (Macrozoarces americanus)

X

X

 

X

Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus)

X

X

X

X

Atlantic sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus)

X

X

X

X

Atlantic sea herring (Clupea harengus)

 

X

X

X

monkfish (Lophius americanus)

X

X

 

X

bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix)

   

X

X

long finned squid (Loligo pealeii)

n/a

n/a

X

X

short finned squid (Illex illecebrosus)

n/a

n/a

X

X

Atlantic butterfish (Peprilus triacanthus)

X

X

X

X

Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus)

X

X

X

X

summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus)

X

X

 

X

scup (Stenotomus chrysops)

n/a

n/a

X

X

black sea bass (Centropristis striata)

n/a

   

X

surf clam (Spisula solidissima)

n/a

n/a

X

X

ocean quahog (Artica islandica)

n/a

n/a

   

spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias)

n/a

n/a

X

X

tilefish (Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps)

       

blue shark (Prionace glauca)

     

X

bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus)

   

X

X