Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

44° 20.0 N

68° 20.0 W

44° 10.0 N

68° 30.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Gulf of Maine waters within the square within Blue Hill Bay affecting the following: the southwest quarter of Mount Desert Island, the southeast part of Long Island, the northern part of Swan Island, the southern part of Bartlett Island, and including waters around the following islands: Hardwood, Moose, Tinker, Pond, Opechee, Black, Sheep, Johns, Eagle, Trumpet, Little Gott, Placentia, as well as Tremont, ME. Also, the waters affect Staple Ledge, Atlantic, ME., North Pt. on northeast Swans I., Mackerel Cove, York Narrows, Casco Passage, Ship and Barges Ledge, East Barge, Ship I, Bar I., Sand I., Channel Rock, Pond I. Passage, West Barge, Bass Harbor Bar, Weaver Ledge, Bass Harbor, Lopaus Pt. south of Bernard, ME., south of West Tremont, ME., Duck Cove, Goose Cove, Nutter Pt., Dix Pt., Goose Cove Rock, Rummell I., Seal Cove, Reed Pt., Folly I., and Long I. Hub., all within Blue Hill Bay.

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

   

X

X

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

X

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)

       

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)

     

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