Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

42° 30.0 N

70° 50.0 W

42° 20.0 N

71° 00.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Waters within the Atlantic Ocean within Massachusetts Bay within the square affecting the following: from Winthrop, MA to Marblehead Neck, including those waters surrounding inner Marblehead Harbor, Deer Island, The Brewsters, Graves Island, Nahant, MA., Nahant Bay, Broad Sound, Revere, MA., Lynn, MA., Revere Beach, Littles Point, Phillips Point, Saugus River, and Pines River. Other features affected include: Tinkers I., Flying Pt. on Marblehead Neck, Ram I., Southwest Breakers, Outer Breakers, Great Pig Rocks, Off Rock, Dread Ledge, Lincoln House Pt., Long Beach, Little Nahant, MA., Egg Rock, East Pt. and Bass Pt. on Nahant, MA., Lynn Harbor, Point of Pines, Belle Isle Inlet, Crescent Beach, Beachmont, Winthrop Highlands, Grovers Cliff, Snake I., Finns Ledge, Boston North Channel, Calf I., Boston Ledge, Martin Ledge, Three and One Half Fathom Ledge, Roaring Bulls, The Graves, Shag Rocks, Flip Rock, Bass Rock, President Roads, and Green I.

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

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