Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

41° 30.0 N

71° 10.0 W

41° 20.0 N

71° 20.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Atlantic Ocean waters within Narragansett Bay within the square south of Rhode Island affecting the following: from the east half of Newport Neck to Warren Point, including the Sakkonet River opening. Also affected are: Goat I., Newport R.I., Ochre Pt., Marys Seat, Gull Rock, Sheep Pt., Lands End, Cherry Neck, Roaring Bull, Flint Pt., Flint Pt. Ledge, Easton Beach and Pt. on Easton Bay, Sachuest Neck, Sachuest Pt., Sachuest Bay, Long Rocks, Island Rocks, Goosebury I., a dumping ground south of Newport Neck and Newport, RI., Second Beach, Gardiner Pond, Elbow Ledge, Cormorant Rock, Cormorant Reef, Cullywaugh Rocks, Dolphin Rock, Old Bull Rock, Church Pt., Church Cove, Sakkonet Pt., East I., West I., Schuyler Ledge, Long Pond, Round Pond, Warren Pt., and Sheep Pen Rock, along with the north part of a restricted area on the southwest corner.

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

     

X

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

 

X

   

pollock (Pollachius virens)

       

whiting (Merluccius bilinearis)

X

X

X

X

red hake (Urophycis chuss)

X

X

X

 

witch flounder (Glyptocephalus cynoglossus)

       

winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus)

X

X

X

X

yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea)

       

windowpane flounder (Scophthalmus aquosus)

X

X

X

X

American plaice (Hippoglossoides platessoides)

 

X

X

X

ocean pout (Macrozoarces americanus)

X

X

X

X

Atlantic sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus)

       

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

X

X

Atlantic butterfish (Peprilus triacanthus)

   

X

 

Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus)

X

X

X

X

summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus)

 

X

X

X

scup (Stenotomus chrysops)

X

X

X

X

black sea bass (Centropristis striata)

n/a

X

X

X

surf clam (Spisula solidissima)

n/a

n/a

X

X

ocean quahog (Artica islandica)

n/a

n/a

   

spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias)

n/a

n/a

   

tilefish (Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps)

       

king mackerel (Scomberomorus cavalla)

X

X

X

X

Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus maculatus)

X

X

X

X

cobia (Rachycentron canadum)

X

X

X

X

sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus)

X

blue shark (Prionace glauca)

 

X

 

X

dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus)

   

X

 

shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus)

   

X

 

sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

   

X

X

bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus)

     

X