Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

44° 00.0 N

69° 20.0 W

43° 50.0 N

69° 30.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Gulf of Maine waters within the square within Muscongus Bay affecting the following: from Pemaquid Neck to Medomak including the following islands: Hog, Louds, Friendship Long, Bremen Long, Harbor, Cranberry, Otter, Cow,and Hog I. Also, the waters are south of Waldoboro, Bremen, and Friendship, ME., within Muscongus Sound and Bay. Other features affected include Shark I., Little Egg Rock Shoals, Little Egg Rock, Walsh Ledge, Seal Ledges, Old Hump Ledge, Gangway ledge, Long Ledge, Midway Rocks, Egg Rock North Ledge, Eastern Egg Rock, Egg Rock South Ledge, South Ledge, New Harbor Sunken Ledges, Haddock Kelp Ledge, Haddock I., Ross I., Webber Sunken Ledge, Marsh I., Harbor I. Rock, Jones Garden I., Wreck I., Harbor I. Rock, Crane I., Little Franklin Ledge, Franklin I., Morse Ledge, southern Hungry I., Hockomock Pt., Martin Pt., and Gull Rock.

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

   

X

X

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