Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

44° 30.0 N

68° 10.0 W

44° 20.0 N

68° 20.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Waters within the Gulf of Maine within the square affecting the following: the northeast quarter of Mount Desert Island, ME., from west of Hadley Point to between Great Head and Schooner Head, and around Bar Harbor, ME., within Frenchman Bay. Includes waters affecting southern Crabtree Neck, southern Waukeag Neck, the waters south of Hancock Point, ME., and Lamoine, ME., along with Sheep Island, Burnt Porcupine I., Bald Porcupine I., and Sheep Porcupine I., as well as those waters in Eastern Bay. These waters also affect the following: Bar I., The Thrumcap, Newport Ledge, Bald Rock, Halftide Ledge, Sunken Ledge, Dram I., Preble I., Bean Pt. on Waukeag Neck southwest of Sorrento, ME., Bean I., Crabtree Ledge, Raccoon Cove, Berry Cove, Meadow Pt., Lamoine Beach, Hulls Cove, Hulls Cove, ME., Old Pt. on Berry Cove, Old Pt. southeast of Marboro, ME., Googins Ledge, and Old Whale Ledge. The waters also affect the southern parts of the Skillings River and Sullivan Harbor, and part of Flanders Bay.

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)

X

X

X

 

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