Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

41° 50.0 N

71° 10.0 W

41° 40.0 N

71° 20.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): The waters within the square within the Narragansett Bay estuary affecting the following: Mt. Hope Bay, west of Fall River, MA., south of Barrington Beach and Barrington, RI., as well as the following: Belcher Cove, the Runnins River, Warren River, Palmer River, Barrington River, Bristol Harbor, Kickamuit River, Cedar Cove, Cole River, Chase Cove, the Bristol Narrows, Lee River, and the Hundred Acre Cove. These waters also affect the following: Mt. Hope, RI., Touisset, RI., Touisset Highlands, RI., Toweset Pt., Coggeshall, RI., Spar I., Rumstick Rock, Rumstick Shoal, Neck, and Pt., Tyler Pt., Warren, RI., and New Meadow Neck on The Palmer and Barrington Rivers, Adams Pt. on the Palmer River, Sewammock Neck, Borden, Flats, Old Bay Rock and Gardiners Neck south of Swansea, MA., and Ocean Grove, MA. Finally, these waters affecting eastern Bristol Neck, and Bristol, RI., except for the tip of Mt. Hope Pt., and except for Bristol Neck from Church Cove, south around Bristol Pt., back up to Bristol Harbor, as well as Popaquash Neck except for the part from Bristol Harbor, south past Usher Cove and around Popaquash Pt., up to half way up the west coast of Popaquash Neck. The northeast corner of this square is within the mixing water salinity zone for Narragansett Bay, at the entrance to the Taunton 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