Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

43° 30.0 N

70° 20.0 W

43° 20.0 N

70° 30.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Gulf of Maine waters within the square within Saco Bay within the square affecting the following: east and south of Biddeford, ME., from Ocean Park past the Saco River around Wood I. Harbor, Biddeford Pool, Fletcher Neck ,Hoyt Neck, Little River, Cutts Cove, Goose Rocks Beach, Goosefare Bay, past the Kennebunk River to Kennebunk Beach in Kennebunk, ME. Inlcudes those waters affecting Kennebunkport, ME., Cape Arundel, Cape Porpoise, Eagle I., Ram I., Stage I., Goat I., Bumpkin I., and the western half of Wood I. Other features affected include Paddy Creek, Fishing Rock,Timber I., Fortunes Rocks, Libbyshears, and Hussey Neck.

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

   

X

X

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

X

X

X

X

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

X

     

pollock (Pollachius virens)

   

X

 

whiting (Merluccius bilinearis)

     

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

 

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