Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

40° 10.0 N

73° 10.0 W

40° 00.0 N

73° 20.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): The waters within the square within the Atlantic Ocean south of Long Island three squares south of the following: The waters within the Atlantic Ocean around East and West Fire Island, Fire Island around Saltaire, NY., Captree I., Sexton I., Oak I., Cedar Island Beach, Oak Beach, the Fire Island Inlet, and Democrat Pt. on Fire Island .

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

       

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

       

pollock (Pollachius virens)

       

whiting (Merluccius bilinearis)

X

X

X

X

red hake (Urophycis chuss)

X

X

X

 

white hake (Urophycis tenuis)

       

witch flounder (Glyptocephalus cynoglossus)

X

     

winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus)

X

X

X

X

yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea)

X

X

X

X

windowpane flounder (Scophthalmus aquosus)

       

American plaice (Hippoglossoides platessoides)

       

ocean pout (Macrozoarces americanus)

X

X

X

X

Atlantic sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus)

       

Atlantic sea herring (Clupea harengus)

   

X

X

monkfish (Lophius americanus)

X

X

X

X

bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix)

       

long finned squid (Loligo pealeii)

n/a

n/a

 

X

short finned squid (Illex illecebrosus)

n/a

n/a

   

Atlantic butterfish (Peprilus triacanthus)

 

X

   

Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus)

       

summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus)

   

X

X

scup (Stenotomus chrysops)

n/a

n/a

 

X

black sea bass (Centropristis striata)

n/a

X

   

surf clam (Spisula solidissima)

n/a

n/a

X

 

ocean quahog (Artica islandica)

n/a

n/a

X

X

spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias)

n/a

n/a

X

X

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

basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus)

   

X

 

blue shark (Prionace glauca)

 

X

X

X

white shark (Carcharodon carcharias)

   

X

 

tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvieri)

 

X

X

 

dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus)

   

X

 

sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

   

X

X

shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus)

 

X

X

X

bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus)

   

X

X

yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)

   

X

X

albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga)

   

X

 

skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis)

     

X

swordfish (Xiphias gladius)

   

X

 

common thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus)

 

X

X

X