Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

42° 40.0 N

70° 40.0 W

42° 30.0 N

70° 50.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Waters within the square within the Atlantic Ocean within Massachusetts Bay around western Cape Ann affecting the following: Manchester, MA., Manchester Bay, Bakers Island, Great Misery Island, Annisquam, MA. and Annisquam River, Essex, MA., Essex Bay and Essex River, West Gloucester Harbor, western Gloucester, MA., Cross Island, southern Hog Island, and Kettle Island. Features also affected include: eastern Salem Sound, Manchester Harbor, Gales Pt., Beverly Farms, MA., Childrens I., Childrens I. Channel, Salem Channel, Newcomb Ledge, Halfway Rock, Cole Ridge, Middle Ground, Kettle Ledge, Burnham Rocks, Saturday Night Ledge, Great Egg Rock, Eagle Head, Town Head, Coolidge Pt., Magnolia, MA., and Normas Woe Cove.

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

X

X

X

X

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

X

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

X

X

X

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