Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

43° 50.0 N

70° 00.0 W

43° 40.0 N

70° 10.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Waters within the square within Casco Bay affecting the following: south of Freeport, ME., including those waters affecting eastern Harpswell Neck, Birch Island, Upper and Lower Goose Island, and the following Islands: Moshier, Long, Cliff, Jewell, Little John, Cousins, Great Cheabegue, and Hope. Other features affected include: Drunkers Ledge, Mark I. Ledge, Little Mark I., Jaquish I., Whale Rock, Eagle I., West Brown Cow, Bates I., Inner Green I., Luckse I., Little Chebeague I., Chnadler Cove, Seal ledge, eastern Basket I., Hope I., Stockman I., Stave I., Whaleboat I., Little Whaleboat I., Whaleboat Ledge, Basin Pt., Ash Pt., Basin Cove, Potts Harbor, Goose Ledge, the Goslings, French I., Bustins I., Sister I., Williams I., Flying Pt., Little Moshier I., Crab I., Lanes I., Parker Pt., Southbridge Pt., Harraseeket River, Middle Bay, and Shelter I.

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

   

X

X

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

X

X

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

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