Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

43° 10.0 N

70° 40.0 W

43° 00.0 N

70° 50.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers) Gulf of Maine waters within the square within the Atlantic Ocean and within Great Bay affecting the following: from Rye Harbor to Gerrish Island, ME., including waters affecting Portsmouth, NH., and Kittery, ME., along with New Castle Island, NH., and Seavey, ME. Affected features inlcude: Ragged Neck Pt., Foss Ledges, Concord Pt., Seal Rocks, Fairhill Manor, Odiones Point, Frost Pt., Little Harbor, Sagamore Creek, New Castle I., Jaffrey Pt., Seavey I., Portsmouth Harbor, Kittery Depot, Admiralty Village, ME., Spruce Creek, Kittery Pt., western Cutts I., Wood I., White I., Phillips Rock, West Sister, Kits Rock, and Gunboat Shoal.

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

   

X

X

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

X

X

X

X

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

X

X

   

pollock (Pollachius virens)

X

X

X

X

whiting (Merluccius bilinearis)

   

X

X

offshore hake (Merluccius albidus)

       

red hake (Urophycis chuss)

X

X

X

X

white hake (Urophycis tenuis)

X

X

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

ocean pout (Macrozoarces americanus)

       

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

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