Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

42° 20.0 N

70° 50.0 W

42° 10.0 N

71° 00.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Waters within the Atlantic Ocean within Massachusetts Bay and within Boston Harbor within the square affecting from north of Black Rock Beach in Cohasset, MA., to Long Island Bridge in Quincy, MA., and including off of Quincy, MA., Hull, MA. These waters also affect the following islands: Peddocks, Long, Gallops, Spectacle, Lovell, Georges, Hangman, Rainsford, southern Great Brewster, and the northwest tip of Thompson, along with Quincy Bay. Also affected include: Worlds End, Planters Hill, Bumkin I., Sheep I., Nantasket Beach, Strawberry Ledge, Harding Ledge, Thieves Ledge, Ultonia Ledge, Pt. Allerton, Spinnaker I., Grape I., Slate I., Hingham Harbor, Hingham MA., Back River, Weymouth, MA., N. Weymouth, MA., Weymouth Fore River, Quincy Pt., Town River Bay, Houghs Neck, and Moon Head.

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

X

X

X

X

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

X

X

   

pollock (Pollachius virens)

X

X

X

X

whiting (Merluccius bilinearis)

X

X

X

X

offshore hake (Merluccius albidus)

       

red hake (Urophycis chuss)

X

X

X

X

white hake (Urophycis tenuis)

X

X

X

X

redfish (Sebastes fasciatus)

n/a

     

witch flounder (Glyptocephalus cynoglossus)

       

winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus)

X

X

X

X

yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea)

X

X

X

X

windowpane flounder (Scophthalmus aquosus)

X

X

X

X

American plaice (Hippoglossoides platessoides)

X

X

X

X

ocean pout (Macrozoarces americanus)

X

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)

       

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

scup (Stenotomus chrysops)

n/a

n/a

X

X

black sea bass (Centropristis striata)

n/a

 

X

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

   

tilefish (Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps)

       

bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus)

   

X

X