Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

41° 30.0 N

71° 00.0 W

41° 20.0 N

71° 10.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Atlantic Ocean waters within Buzzards Bay within the square affecting south of Dartmouth, MA. and Westport, MA., from Gooseberry Neck to Warren Pt. in Little Compton, R. I. Also affected are: part of the Buzzards Bay Shipping Traffic Lane, Chickadee Ledge, Old Cock, Hen and Chickens, Pinetree Ground, Browning Ledge, Inner Mayo Ledge, Two Mile Ledge, Kibby Ground, Cutty Wow Rock, Palmer Ledge, Two Mile Rock, Halfway Rock, Elisha Ledge, and Joe Burris Ledge.

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

X

X

X

X

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

X

X

   

pollock (Pollachius virens)

       

whiting (Merluccius bilinearis)

       

red hake (Urophycis chuss)

X

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)

   

X

 

windowpane flounder (Scophthalmus aquosus)

X

X

X

X

American plaice (Hippoglossoides platessoides)

   

X

X

ocean pout (Macrozoarces americanus)

X

X

 

X

Atlantic sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus)

       

Atlantic sea herring (Clupea harengus)

   

X

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

X

X

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)

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