Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

40° 50.0 N

72° 50.0 W

40° 40.0 N

73° 00.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Atlantic Ocean waters within the square within Great South Bay estuary affecting the following: south of Great South Beach on Fire Island, within western Narrow Bay and Bellport Bay, from Mastic Beach, NY., to the Swan River in East Patchogue, NY. Also affected are eastern Patchogue Bay, and south of Bellport, NY., North Bellport, NY., Brookhaven, NY., Mastic, NY., and East Patchogue, NY.

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

 

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)

       

windowpane flounder (Scophthalmus aquosus)

X

X

X

X

American plaice (Hippoglossoides platessoides)

       

ocean pout (Macrozoarces americanus)

       

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

 

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

X

X

scup (Stenotomus chrysops)

n/a

n/a

X

X

black sea bass (Centropristis striata)

n/a

 

X

X

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)

       

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

white shark (Carcharodon carcharias)

   

X

 

dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus)

 

X

X

 

sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

 

X

X

X

tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvieri)

 

X

X

 

bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus)

   

X

X

skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis)

     

X