Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

43 50.0 N

69 40.0 W

43 40.0 N

69 50.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Waters within the square affecting south of Georgetown, ME., Bath, ME., Phippsburg, ME., Woolrich, ME., and Westport, ME., including those waters affecting Georgetown Island, from eastern Cape Small to Small Point. Also, these waters affect Squirrel Point of Arrowsic Island, within the estuary to the Kennebec and Sheepscot River. Other affected features within this square include: Lower Mark I., Cat Ledges, West Southport, Sheepscot Bay, Griffith Head, The Black Rocks, The Sisters, Tom Rock, White Ledge, Seguin Ledges, Salter I., Stage I., Long I., Pond I., Pond I. Shoal, Ellingwood Rock, Mile Ledge, Camel Ground, Fox Is., Bold Dick Rock, Heron I., Seal I., Halibut Rocks, Sagadahoc Bay, Atkins Bay, and the Five Is.

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

 

 

X

X

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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