Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designatio

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

43° 20.0 N

70° 30.0 W

43° 10.0 N

70° 40.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Gulf of Maine waters within the square within Wells Harbor affecting the following: from Little River Inlet northeast of Wells, ME., and east of Elms, ME., west past Ogunquit, ME., to Cape Neddick, east of York, ME. Other features affected include Wells Beach, a dumping ground east of Wells, ME., on the northeast corner of the square, Bibb Rock, Moody Beach east of Moddy, ME., the Webhannet River, the Ogunquit River, the Jesias River, Perkins Cove, and Bald Head Cliff, along with Cape Neddick Harbor, Weare Pt., Barn Pt., the Cape Neddick River, east of Cape Neddick, ME., and York Beach.

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

     

X

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

       

pollock (Pollachius virens)

       

whiting (Merluccius bilinearis)

     

X

offshore hake (Merluccius albidus)

       

red hake (Urophycis chuss)

       

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

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)

       

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