Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

 

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

40° 30.0 N

73° 10.0 W

40° 20.0 N

73° 20.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): The waters within the square within the Atlantic Ocean within the Nantucket/Ambrose shipping traffic lanes one square south of the square affecting the following: East and West Fire Island, Saltaire, NY., and Democrat Pt., on Fire Island, Captree I., Sexton I., Oak I., Cedar Island Beach, Oak Beach, the Fire Island Inlet.

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

       

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

 

X

   

pollock (Pollachius virens)

       

whiting (Merluccius bilinearis)

X

X

X

 

red hake (Urophycis chuss)

X

X

X

 

witch flounder (Glyptocephalus cynoglossus)

X

X

   

winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus)

X

X

X

X

yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea)

X

X

   

windowpane flounder (Scophthalmus aquosus)

X

X

 

X

American plaice (Hippoglossoides platessoides)

       

ocean pout (Macrozoarces americanus)

X

X

 

X

Atlantic sea herring (Clupea harengus)

 

X

X

 

monkfish (Lophius americanus)

X

X

 

bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix)

X

X

 

X

long finned squid (Loligo pealeii)

n/a

n/a

   

short finned squid (Illex illecebrosus)

n/a

n/a

   

Atlantic butterfish (Peprilus triacanthus)

   

X

 

Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus)

       

summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus)

X

X

 

X

scup (Stenotomus chrysops)

n/a

n/a

X

X

black sea bass (Centropristis striata)

n/a

X

   

surf clam (Spisula solidissima)

n/a

n/a

X

X

ocean quahog (Artica islandica)

n/a

n/a

 

X

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

common thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus)

 

X

X

X

blue shark (Prionace glauca)

 

X

X

X

white shark (Carcharodon carcharias)

   

X

 

tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvieri)

 

X

X

 

dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus)

 

X

X

 

shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus)

 

X

X

X

sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

 

X

X

X

bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus)

   

X

X

skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis)

     

X