Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

41° 40.0 N

71° 10.0 W

41° 30.0 N

71° 20.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): The waters within the square within Narragansett Bay affecting the following: south of Hog I., most of Rhode I. within the Sakkonnet River, east of from Island Park on the north, south past Portsmouth, RI., McCorrie Pt., The Glen, Sandy Pt., and Black Pt., to Woods Castle, except for Newport, RI., Sachuest Neck, Easton Pond, most of Green End Pond, Easton Beach, Easton Pt., and Second Beach. Also, within the Sakkonet River, surrounding west of Little Compton, RI., and Tiverton, RI., from Church Pt., on the south , north past Brown Pt., High Hill Pt., Fogland Pt., Sappowet Pt. And Sappowet Cove, and Nannaquaket Pt. And Nannaquaket Pond, north up to North Tiverton, RI. Also waters and within the eastern half of the East Passage from Bristol Ferry on the north, south past Arnold Pt., Coggeshall Pt., Melville Pt., and Carr Pt., past Coddington Cove, Coasters I., and Coasters I. Harbor, to just north of Newport, RI. Affected as well are Hen I., and Spectacle I., both within The Cove and waters around The Hummocks, RI. Also affected are: the tip of Mt. Hope Pt., Bristol Neck from Church Cove, south around Bristol Pt., back up to Bristol Harbor, and Popaquash Neck, from Bristol Harbor, south past Usher Cove and Popaquash Pt. up to half way up the west coast of Popaquash Neck, along with Prudence I., except for the northwest part. There is also a disposal area southeast of Prudence I., southwest of Dyer I., and east of Rhode I.

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

       

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

 

X

   

pollock (Pollachius virens)

       

whiting (Merluccius bilinearis)

       

red hake (Urophycis chuss)

 

X

X

X

white hake (Urophycis tenuis)

       

redfish (Sebastes fasciatus)

n/a

     

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)

       

Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus)

       

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

   

Atlantic butterfish (Peprilus triacanthus)

       

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

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)

       

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

sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

     

X

bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus)

   

X