Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

43 40.0 N

70 10.0 W

43 30.0 N

70 20.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): The waters within the square east of Portland, ME., affecting the following: Cape Elizabeth, ME. and South Portland, ME., from Portland, ME., to just south of Scarborough Beach (the tip of Prouts Neck), off Scarborough, ME. These waters are located mostly within southern Casco Bay (east of and north of Cape Elizabeth), including waters within Fore River, and within the Bigelow Bight (south of Cape Elizabeth), within the Gulf of Maine. This square also include waters affecting the southern part of Peaks Island, Cushing Island and Richmond Island. Other features affected include: Bluff I., Stratton I., Old Proprietor, Richmond I. Harbor, Ram I., Adams Head on Richmond I., Old Anthony Rock, West Hue and Cry, and the westernmost part of the West Cod Ledge, along with the Libby River, Spurwink River, Taylor Reef, Mitchell Rock, Seal Cove, and Broad Cove. Also, Trundy Pt., Trundy Reef, Willard Rock, Pine Tree Ledge, Jordon Reef, Portland Head, Spring Pt., Ram I., Witch Rock, and Ram I. Ledge are affected.

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

 

 

 

X

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

X

X

X

X

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

 

 

 

X

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

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