Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

44° 10.0 N

68° 30.0 W

44° 00.0 N

68° 40.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Gulf of Maine waters within the square affecting the following West Marshall I. and Isle Au Haut, along with the southeast tip of Deer Isle, as well as Stonington ME., as well as the following: Head Harbor, Eastern Head on Isle Au Haut, Eastern Ear, Eastern Ear Ledge, Black Horse, Colt Ledge, White Horse, Little Spoon I., Great Spoon I., Great Spoon Ledge, Horseman Ledge, Halfway Rock, The Cow Pen, York I., Torrey Ledge, Drunkard Ledge, White Ledge, Popplestone Ledge, Green Ledge, Airy Ledge, Bills I., Pell I., Burnt I., Fog I., Spirit Ledge, Sprague Ledge, Jobs Ledge, Blue Hill Rock, Boxam Ledge, Three Bush I., Halibut Rocks, Whaleback Ledge, The Woodbury, Shabby I., Shingle I., Saddleback, Southern Mark I. Ledge, Saddleback I., Bold I., Devil I., Millet I., Spruce I., Southern Mark I., Colby Ledge, Gunning Rock, No Mans I., Colby Pup, Burnt Ledge, Channel Rock, Gooseberry I., McGlathery I., Merchant Row, West Halibut Rock, Cape Ann Ledge, Camp I., Russ I., Green I., Coombs Is., Bare I., St. Helena I., George Head, Wreck I., Round I., Deer I. Thorofare, Merchant I., Harbor I., Ewe I., Bay Ledge, Kimball I., Isle Au Haut Thorofare, , Moores Harbor, Moores Harbor Ledge, Duck Ledge, Duck Harbor, Haddock Ledge, Black Ledges, Keeler Rock, Western Ear, Western Ear Ledge and Birch Pt., Robinson Pt., and Western Head on Isle Au Haut.

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

     

X

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)

       

Key: X = Designated as EFH for this species and lifestage.