Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

44° 40.0 N

67° 20.0 W

44° 30.0 N

67° 30.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): The waters within the square within Machias Bay/ Englishman Bay affecting the following: from Larrabee Cove south of Machiasport, ME., to Great Cove, including south of Machias, ME., and Roque Bluffs, ME., along with the eastern part of Roque I., Salt I., Bare I., and Englishman Bay. These waters also affect the following features: Middle Black Rock, East Black Rock, Marsh I., Jumper Ledge, Misery Ledge, Bar I., Lakeman I., Shoppee I., Gull Rock, Halifax I., Anguilla I., Shag Rock, Double Shot I., Green I., The Brothers, Brothers Passage, Smith Reef, Calf I., Calf Pt., Codhead Ledge, Pierson Ledge, Fan I., Hickey I., Shag Ledge, Cow Pt., Hope I., East Branch, West Branch, Collins Branch within Little Kennebec Bay, Englishman River, Libby Is., Yellow Head, Seashore Ledge, Disposal area, Bucks Head, Bar I., Bucks Harbor, Stone I., Stone I. Ledge, Starboard I., Starboard I. Cove, and Starboard I., Ledge, Foster I., Foster Channel, Ram I., Pulpit Rock, Scabby Is., Scabby Is. Ledge and the western tip of Chance I.

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

   

X

X

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

X

X

X

X

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

       

pollock (Pollachius virens)

   

X

 

whiting (Merluccius bilinearis)

   

X

X

offshore hake (Merluccius albidus)

       

red hake (Urophycis chuss)

   

X

X

white hake (Urophycis tenuis)

   

X

X

redfish (Sebastes fasciatus)

n/a

     

witch flounder (Glyptocephalus cynoglossus)

       

winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus)

X

X

X

X

yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea)

X

X

   

windowpane flounder (Scophthalmus aquosus)

X

X

X

X

American plaice (Hippoglossoides platessoides)

X

X

X

X

ocean pout (Macrozoarces americanus)

X

X

X

X

Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus)

X

X

X

X

Atlantic sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus)

X

X

X

X

Atlantic sea herring (Clupea harengus)

X

X

X

X

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)

     

X

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