Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

44° 00.0 N

69° 00.0 W

43° 50.0 N

69° 10.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Gulf of Maine waters within the square affecting the following: Two Bush Channel as well as affecting the following islands: Large and Little Green, Metinic, Norton, Whitehead, south part of Andrews, Hewett, Graffam, Pleasant, Rackliff, Elwell, Seal, Crow, Two Bush, Flag, Metinic Green, Yellow Ridge, most of Sprucehead, Eagle,and Hurricane. This square is one square of the square south of Owls Head, and South Thomaston, ME. Other features affected by waters within this square include: Northern Triangles, Southern Triangles, Metinic I. Ledge, Black Rock, The Nubble, Herring Ledge, Collins Rock, Alden Rock, Wheeler Rock, Wheeler Big Rock, Halibut Rock, False Halibut Ledge, Yellow Ledge, Hewett I. Rock, Stallion Ledge, Crow I. Ledges, Two Bush Reef, South Breaker, Norton I. Ledges, Long Ledge, Seal Harbor, most of Wheeler Bay, the southern part of the Muscle Ridge Channel and Hurricane Ledge.

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

     

X

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

       

pollock (Pollachius virens)

       

whiting (Merluccius bilinearis)

     

X

offshore hake (Merluccius albidus)

       

red hake (Urophycis chuss)

       

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)

       

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)

       

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