Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

44° 30.0 N

67° 30.0 W

44° 20.0 N

67° 40.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): The waters within the Gulf of Maine within the square affecting the following: Great Wass Island and Steele Harbor Island, Eastern Bay, and southern Beals Island, all south of Jonesport, ME., and Jonesboro, ME. Also, these waters affect the following: Head Harbor, Man I., Knight I., Mistake I., Channel Rock, Freeman Rock, Main Channel Way, Mud Hole Channel, and Eastern Bay. Also the Pond, Little Pond Head, Red Head, and Pond Pt., all on Great Wass I., Slate I., Browney I., Browney I. Ledges, Crumple I., Curlew Rock, Seal Rock, Egg Rock, Seahorse Rock, Little Ram I., Ram I., Outer Ram I., Norton Ledges, Seaduck Rock, Drown Boy Ledges, Fisherman I., and Batson Ledges within eastern Western Bay are all affected.

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

X

X

X

X

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

       

pollock (Pollachius virens)

       

whiting (Merluccius bilinearis)

X

X

X

X

offshore hake (Merluccius albidus)

       

red hake (Urophycis chuss)

X

X

X

 

white hake (Urophycis tenuis)

   

X

X

redfish (Sebastes fasciatus)

n/a

     

witch flounder (Glyptocephalus cynoglossus)

   

X

X

winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus)

X

X

X

X

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)

X

X

X

X

Atlantic sea herring (Clupea harengus)

   

X

 

monkfish (Lophius americanus)

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)

       

bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus)

     

X