Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

44° 10.0 N

68° 50.0 W

44° 00.0 N

69° 00.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Gulf of Maine waters within Penobscot Bay within the square affecting most of Vinal Haven from Vinal Haven, ME., to Carver Cove, and the southeast part of North Haven Island from Kent Cove to Pulpit Harbor. These waters also affect the following: Perry Ledge, Colt Ledge, Folly Ledge, Heron Neck Ledge, Hurricane I., Little Hurricane I., White Is., Lawrys I., Cedar I., Crane I., Hurricane Sound, Lawrys Narrows, Green Ledge, Inner Bay Ledges, Seal Ledges, Medric Rock, White Is., Barton I., Dyer I., Greens I., Carvers Harbor, The Basin, Long Cove, Crockett Cove, Dogfish I., Dogfish Ledges, Feddler Ledge, Drunkard Ledge, Stand-In-Point Ledge, Leadbetter I., Leadbetter Narrows, Seal Cove, Sugar Loaves, Dumpling Is., Southwest Harbor, Waterman Cove, Goose Rocks, western Kent Cove, western Calderwood Neck, Fish Pt., Amesbury Pt., Ames Pt., Iron Pt.,and Stand-In-Pt. on southwest North Haven I., Browns Head, Fish Head, Crockett Pt., Conway Pt., Zeke Pt., and The Reach on Vinal Haven I., Bartlett Harbor, MacIntosh Ledge, Pulpit Rock, and Robinson Rock.

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)

   

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