Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10’ x 10’ Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

41° 30.0’ N

70° 40.0’ W

41° 20.0’ N

70° 50.0’ W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Waters within the square within Buzzards Bay and also within the Atlantic Ocean affecting the following: southwest of Woods Hole, including the eastern three quarters of Pasque Island, the lower three quarters of Naushon Island (part of the Elizabeth Islands), Martha’s Vineyard Sound and Martha’s Vineyard, MA., from Gay Head to Lambert’s Cove, just west of Norton Pt. Also affected on Martha’s Vineyard are: and Pond, Cape Higgon, Cedar Tree Neck, Paul Pt. and Lambert’s Cove on the north coast, and Wequoboscue Cliffs and Chilmark Pond southeast of Chilmark, MA. Affected within the Martha’s Vineyard Sound are: Menemsha Bight Norton Rock, Lucas Shoal, and Middle Ground, along with Tarpaulin Cove and Robinson’s Hole, and finally, Jobs Neck on Naushon Island.

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

 

X

X

X

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

X

X

   

pollock (Pollachius virens)

   

X

 

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

ocean pout (Macrozoarces americanus)

X

X

X

X

Atlantic sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus)

       

Atlantic sea herring (Clupea harengus)

     

X

monkfish (Lophius americanus)

       

bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix)

   

X

X

long finned squid (Loligo pealeii)

n/a

n/a

X

X

short finned squid (Illex illecebrosus)

n/a

n/a

   

Atlantic butterfish (Peprilus triacanthus)

X

X

X

X

Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus)

X

X

X

X

summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus)

X

X

X

X

scup (Stenotomus chrysops)

n/a

n/a

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

blue shark (Prionace glauca)

     

X

shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus)

   

X

 

sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

   

X

X

bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus)

     

X