Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

40° 40.0 N

73° 20.0 W

40° 30.0 N

73° 30.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Atlantic Ocean waters within the square affecting the following: south of Amityville, NY., Lindenhurst, NY., Copiague, NY., Seaford, NY., Massapequa, NY., Biltmore Shores, NY., and Nassau Shores, NY., Seaford Creek and Amityville Creek These waters are also within Great South Bay affecting the following: Jones Beach Island, Toby Beach, and Cedar Island from the western half of Cedar Island Beach to Jones Beach State Park. Also, these waters affect Zachs Bay, eastern Hempstead Bay and southern Oyster Bay, and around the following Islands: South Line, North Line, Goose, and Gilgo.

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

     

X

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

       

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

       

pollock (Pollachius virens)

   

X

 

whiting (Merluccius bilinearis)

X

X

X

 

red hake (Urophycis chuss)

X

X

X

 

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)

       

ocean pout (Macrozoarces americanus)

X

X

 

X

Atlantic sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus)

       

Atlantic sea herring (Clupea harengus)

   

X

X

monkfish (Lophius americanus)

X

X

 

bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix)

   

X

X

long finned squid (Loligo pealeii)

n/a

n/a

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

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

   

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

dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus)

 

X

X

 

sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

 

X

X

X

shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus)

   

X

 

tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvieri)

 

X

   

skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis)

     

X