Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

44° 10.0 N

68° 20.0 W

44° 00.0 N

68° 30.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Gulf of Maine waters within the square affecting the following: Mason Ledge, Seal Ledge, Black Ledge, eastern Marshall I., most of Swan Island except for Swans I. Head, the part on Mackerel Cove, and the part affecting Atlantic, ME. These waters also affect the following as well: Sister I., Heron I., Long I., Brimstone I., Yellow Ledge, Ringtown I., Sally Prude Ledge, Green I., Johns I., Johns I. Ledge, Southwest Approach, Crow I., 2 different Harbor I., Northeast Ledge, Green Is. (different than Green I. above in list), Otter Ledge, Sherriff Ledge, Gooseberry I., Toothacher Bay, eastern tip of Hat I., East Pt., Red Pt., Irish Pt., and Minturn, ME., all on Swans I., Bake Is., Toothacher Cove, Seal Cove, Burnt Coat Harbor, and western Richs Head on Long I.

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)

       

yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea)

       

windowpane flounder (Scophthalmus aquosus)

       

American plaice (Hippoglossoides platessoides)

       

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)

       

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