Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

44° 30.0 N

68° 00.0 W

44° 20.0 N

68° 10.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): The waters within the Gulf of Maine within the square around Schoodic peninsula except for the very tip (Schoodic Point), south of Gouldsboro, ME., West Gouldsboro, ME., and Winter Harbor, ME. These waters affect the following as well: Ironbound Harbor and Island, Flanders Bay and West Bay, Egg Rock, western Prospect Harbor, and the following Islands: Calf, Stave, Jordan, Tufts, Long Porcupine, and The Hop, within Frenchman Bay. Finally, the following are affected by these waters: Schoodic Harbor, Schoodic Ledge, Brown Cow, Bunkers Ledge, Clark Ledges, Inner Harbor, Birch Harbor, Birch Harbor, ME., Prospect Harbor Pt., Prospect Harbor, ME., Sand Cove, northern Schoodic Harbor, Tufts I., Heron I., Crow I., Stave I. Harbor, Jones Pond, Cod Ledges, Halibut Hole, Yellow I., Winter Harbor,: East Sullivan, ME., and Ashville, ME.

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)

X

X

X

X

American plaice (Hippoglossoides platessoides)

       

ocean pout (Macrozoarces americanus)

       

Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus)

       

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