Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

44° 10.0 N

69° 00.0 W

44° 00.0 N

69° 10.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Waters within the square within the Gulf of Maine and the Penobscot Bay estuary from Rockport Harbor, east of Beech Hill, south to Spruce Head, including those waters affecting Owls Head, Rockland City, and South Thomaston. Also affected by these waters are: the northern part of Andrews Island, and the following Islands: Garden, Dix, Oak, Birch, Camp, Crescent, Marblehead, High, Otter, Ash, Little, Emery, Fisherman, Tommy, Eben, Spaulding, Sheep, Monroe, Indian, and Ram. There is a discontinued disposal area along the eastern border near the northeast corner. Also, the following features are affected by the waters within this square: The Muscle Ridge Channel, Patten Pt., Elwell Pt., Garden I. Ledge, High Clam Ledges, Clam Ledges, Lark Ledges, Otter I. Ledge, The Neck on Andrews I., Sunken Pond Ledge, Inner Grindstone Ledge, Otter Pt, Ash Pt., Ash Point, ME., Glinn Pt. Crescent Beach, Fisherman I. Passage, Sheep I. Shoal, Holiday Beach, Cutters Nubble, Owls Head, Shag Rock, Spears Rock, Broad Cove, Seal Ledge, Rockland Harbor, Atlantic Pt., Crockett Pt., Jameson Pt., Brewster Pt., Brewster Pt. Ledge, Clam Cove on Glen Cove, ME., outer Rockport Harbor, Porterfield Ledge, and Lowell Rock. These waters are within the southwest part of West Penobscot Bay.

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

   

X

X

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

 

X

X

X

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

       

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