Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10’ x 10’ Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

44° 00.0’ N

68° 50.0’ W

43° 50.0’ N

69° 00.0’ W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Gulf of Maine waters affecting the following: the northern part of Ragged Island, Matinicus Island, and No Man’s Land. The waters within this square also affect the following: Pigeon Ground, Fosters Ledges Green I. Seal Ledges, Mantinicus Roads, Criehaven Harbor, Criehaven on Ragged I., Shag Ledge, The Hogshead, Cato Ledge, Ten Pound I, Black Ledge, Tuckanuck Ledge, Mackerel Ledge, Western Black Ledge, Mantinicus Harbor, The Barrel, Two Bush Ledge, Greens Ledge, Two Bush I., Whaleback, Zephyr Ledges and Zephyr Rock, Bay Ledges, and Junken Ledge.

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

   

X

X

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

       

pollock (Pollachius virens)

       

whiting (Merluccius bilinearis)

     

X

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)

   

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)

       

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