Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

44° 10.0 N

68° 40.0 W

44° 00.0 N

68° 50.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Gulf of Maine waters within the square within southern East Penobscot Bay and Isle Au Haut Bay affecting the following: eastern Vinal Haven Island, the southwest tip of Deer Isle, part of Vinal Haven, ME., the southeast tip of North Haven Island, Calderwood Neck and Calderwood Point. In addition, These waters affect the following: Black Ledges, The Brandies, The Washers, Kimball Rock, Kimball Head on western Kimball I., Ram I. Channel Rock, Scraggy Ledge, Halibut Ledges, Outer Scrag Ledge, Sparrow I., Sparrow I. Ledges, Farrel I., The Brown Cow, Scraggy I., Crotch I., Deer I. Thorofare, Mark I., Crotch I., Moose I., Green Head on Deer Isle south of Stonington, ME., West Mark Ledge, Andrews I., Second I., The Fort, Fifield Pt., Burnt Cove, southern Barred I., Mullen Head and Indian Pt. on North Haven I., Burnt I., Little Thorofare, Stimpsons I., Calderwood I., Babbidge I., Widow I. Fox Islands Thorofare, Black Ledge (different from above in list), Babbidge I. Ledge, Hen I. Benney Ledge, Winter Harbor, Penobscot I., Seal Bay, Hay I., Burnt Is. (different from above in list), Bluff Head, Smith Cove, Browns Ledge, Stoddard I., Smith I., Calderwood Pt., Coombs Hill, and Ayer Neck on Vinal Haven I., Triangle Ledge, Grren I., Narrows I., House Ledge, Mitten Ledge, Griffin Ledge, Roberts Harbor, Wreck Ledge, Point Ledge, Bunker Ledge, Arey Ledges, Channel Rock (different from above in list), Carvers I., Halibut Ledge (different from above in list), Green Ledge, Crosby Ledge, Sheep I., Roberts Is., Otter I., Hay Is., Diamond Rock Ledge, Diamond Rock, Shag Rock, Buffalo Ledge, Eastern Ledge, Brimstone I., Yellow Rock, Otter I. Ledge, Saddleback Ledge Shoal, and Saddleback Ledge.

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

   

X

X

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

 

X

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)

       

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