Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

44° 20.0 N

68° 10.0 W

44° 10.0 N

68° 20.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Gulf of Maine waters within the square affecting the following: the southeast quarter of Mount Desert Island, from Great Head to Bass Harbor Head, and affecting the following islands: Baker, Sutton, Little and Great Cranberry, Little Duck, Greening, the eastern part of Great Gott, and the following two towns, Southwest and Northeast Harbor, ME. These waters are also affect the following: Old Soaker, Otter Cliff, Otter Pt., Otter Cove, East Bunker Ledge, Lewis Rock, Gilley Thorofare, Eastern Way, Seal Harbor, Seal Harbor, ME., West Bunker Ledge, Western Way, Southwest Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Harding Ledge, Gilley Ledge, Cranberry Harbor, Manset, ME., Seawall Pt., Long Ledge, Grindstone Ledge, and southern Somes Sound.

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

       

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

       

pollock (Pollachius virens)

       

whiting (Merluccius bilinearis)

       

offshore hake (Merluccius albidus)

       

red hake (Urophycis chuss)

       

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)

       

windowpane flounder (Scophthalmus aquosus)

       

American plaice (Hippoglossoides platessoides)

       

ocean pout (Macrozoarces americanus)

       

Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus)

X

X

X

X

Atlantic sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus)

X

X

X

X

Atlantic sea herring (Clupea harengus)

       

monkfish (Lophius americanus)

       

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

   

tilefish (Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps)

       

bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus)

     

X

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