Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

44° 20.0 N

68° 30.0 W

44° 10.0 N

68° 40.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Gulf of Maine waters within western Blue Hill Bay within the square affecting the following: around Brooklin, ME., Oceanville, ME., Stinson Neck, and eastern Deer Isle. These waters also affect the following: Jims Pt. on the southwestern part of Long I., and southwestern Long I., Harrison Pt., Flye Pt., Naskeag Pt., Herrick Bay, Benjamin River, West Brooklin, ME., North Brooklin, ME., Flye I., Naskeag Harbor, Harbor I., Smuttynose I., Mahoney I., Mahoney Ledge, Hay I. Ledge, Hog I., Devils Head, Channel Rock, Egg Rock, Sunken Egg Rock, Green Ledge, Crow I., Long Ledge, Potato Ledge, Lazygut Is., northern Shabby I., Eastern Mark I., Sheep I., Sunshine, ME., on Stinson Neck; White I., Bear I., Conary I., and Campbell I., within Eggemoggin Reach; Greenlaw Cove, Southeast Harbor, northern Deer I. Thorofare, east of Deer Isle, ME., Warren Pt. on Inner Harbor and Inner Harbor, Long Cove, Whitmore Neck, Buckmaster Neck, and Webb Cove.

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