Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

44° 00.0 N

69° 10.0 W

43° 50.0 N

69° 20.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Waters within the square within Muscongus Bay affecting the foloowing: from Wheller Bay east of Clark Island, west to Friendship, ME. Also, south of the St. George River including the following islands: Morse, Gay, Allen, Burnt, Hupper, Mosquito, Caldwell, Thompson, McGee, and Crotch. These waters are also south of Cushing, ME., and St George, ME. Other features affected include Old Man Ledge, Old Woman Ledge, Benner I., Davis I., Carey Rock, Shag Ledges, Old Cilley Ledge, The Sisters, Old Horse Ledge, Gunning Rocks, Black Rock, Davis Shoal, Barter I., Bar I., Marshall Pt., Port Clyde, Hupper Pt., Deep Cove, Howard Pt., St. George River, Pleasant Pt., Meduncock River, Crotch I., Bradford Pt., Jenks Ledge, Goose Rock, and Goose Rock Ledge

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

   

X

X

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

   

X

X

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

     

X

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

monkfish (Lophius americanus)

       

bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix)

   

X

X

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

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