Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

42 50.0 N

69 20.0 W

42 40.0 N

69 30.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Atlantic Ocean waters within the square seven squares east of the square affecting northeast of Gloucester, MA. and Rockport, MA.

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

 

 

 

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

X

X

X

witch flounder (Glyptocephalus cynoglossus)

 

 

X

X

winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus)

 

 

 

 

yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea)

 

 

 

 

windowpane flounder (Scophthalmus aquosus)

 

 

 

 

American plaice (Hippoglossoides platessoides)

 

 

X

X

ocean pout (Macrozoarces americanus)

 

 

 

 

Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus)

X

X

X

X

Atlantic sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus)

 

 

 

 

Atlantic sea herring (Clupea harengus)

 

 

 

 

monkfish (Lophius americanus)

X

X

X

X

bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix)

 

 

 

 

long finned squid (Loligo pealeii)

n/a

n/a

 

 

short finned squid (Illex illecebrosus)

n/a

n/a

 

 

Atlantic butterfish (Peprilus triacanthus)

 

 

 

 

Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus)

 

 

 

 

summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus)

 

 

 

 

scup (Stenotomus chrysops)

n/a

n/a

 

 

black sea bass (Centropristis striata)

n/a

 

 

 

surf clam (Spisula solidissima)

n/a

n/a

 

 

ocean quahog (Artica islandica)

n/a

n/a

 

 

spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias)

n/a

n/a

 

X

tilefish (Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps)

 

 

 

 

porbeagle shark (Lamna nasus)

 

 

 

X

blue shark (Prionace glauca)

 

 

 

X

bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus)

 

 

 

X