Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

 

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

41° 50.0 N

72° 20.0 W

41° 40.0 N

72° 30.0 W

 

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): The waters within the square within the Connecticut River estuary affecting the following: within the Connecticut River, from Rocky Hill, CT on the south, north past all the following listed features up to the northern part of Hartford CT. The features affected are: Glastonbury Two Piers Bar Channel, Goff Brook, Glastonbury Bar, Glastonbury Upper Bar Channel, Glastonbury Meadows, Press Barn Bar, Crow Pt., Naubuc Bar, Cys Hollow Bar, Wethersfield, CT., Keeney Pt., Keeney Cove, Brainard Airport, Clay Banks Bar, Clay Banks Bar Channel, Hartford Jetty, Hartford Bar, Hockanum River, Hartford, CT., East Hartford, CT., and the Podunk River, juts north of Hartford, CT.

 

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

   

X

X

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

       

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

       

pollock (Pollachius virens)

   

X

X

whiting (Merluccius bilinearis)

       

offshore hake (Merluccius albidus)

       

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)

       

yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea)

       

windowpane flounder (Scophthalmus aquosus)

X

X

X

X

American plaice (Hippoglossoides platessoides)

       

ocean pout (Macrozoarces americanus)

       

Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus)

       

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

   

short finned squid (Illex illecebrosus)

n/a

n/a

   

Atlantic butterfish (Peprilus triacanthus)

       

Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus)

       

summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus)

       

scup (Stenotomus chrysops)

n/a

n/a

   

black sea bass (Centropristis striata)

n/a

     

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)