Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

43° 40.0 N

70° 00.0 W

43° 30.0 N

70° 10.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Waters within the square within Bigelow Bight and the Gulf of Maine affecting the following: outer and inner Green Island, including West Cod Ledge. Other features affected include the eastern part of West Cod Ledge, , Alden Rock, Corwin Rock, West Cod Ledge Rock, East Hue and Cry, West Hue and Cry, and two dump sites, one of which is located in a discontinued disposal area along with three other discontinued disposal areas. Finally, Halfway Rock, Webster Rock, Outer Green I., The Hussey, Bache Rock, Bullwark Shoal, East Cod Ledge Rock, East Cod Ledge, and Green I. Reef

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

     

X

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

     

X

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)

     

X

winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus)

       

yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea)

       

windowpane flounder (Scophthalmus aquosus)

       

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

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

 

X

tilefish (Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps)

       

bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus)

     

X