Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

41° 40.0 N

71° 20.0 W

41° 30.0 N

71° 30.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Waters within the square within Narragansett Bay affecting the following: south of Rhode I., including the western half of the East Passage the West Passage, and the northern half of Conanicut Island. Also affected are: Calf Pasture Pt., Allen Harbor, Davisville Depot, Sauga Pt. and Poplar Pt. on Fishing Cove east of Wickford, RI., Lone Tree Pt., Wild Goose Pt., Fox I., Bissel Cove, Rome Pt, Green Pt., Plum Beach east of Barber Heights, RI., Casey Pt., Saunderstown, RI., and Dutch I., all on the mainland, and on Conanicut I., from Sand Pt., south to Jamestown, RI., west of the island along with Potter Cove and Taylor Pt. northeast of Jamestown, RI. on the east side of the island. Other important areas affected: National Estuarine Sanctuarys around Hope I., Despair I., and Gooseberry I., and around the northwest portion of Prudence I., including Potter Cove, Gull Pt., Bear Pt., Providence Pt., Coggeshall Cove, Sheep Pen Cove, and Pine Hill Pt. Also affected are, Patience I. and the very tip of Warwick Pt. on Warwick Neck, south of Warwick, RI., the waters within and around Greenwich Cove east of East Greenwich, RI., and waters around Potowomut Neck on Greenwich Bay, including on the Potowomut River" Sandy Pt., Marsh Pt., Pojac Pt., and Bluff Pt, the Potowomut River, Tibbets Creek, Mount View, RI., Cold Spring Rock, Round Rock, Hunt Ledge, and Flat Rock, Old Seargent, and the Annaquatacut River.

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 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