Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

41° 00.0 N

72° 20.0 W

40° 50.0 N

72° 30.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Atlantic Ocean waters within the square within Gardiners Bay, western Little Peconic Bay and eastern Great Peconic Bay affecting the following: southwest of New Suffolk, NY., Cutchogue, NY., southern Nassau Pt., Robins I., along with and north of North Sea, NY., Sebonac Neck, NY., Southampton , NY., and Shinecock Hills, NY., from Shinecock Canal to south of Jessup Neck. Also, within the Atlantic Ocean south of Southampton, NY., from south of Mecox Bay to just west of the Shinnecock Inlet, within eastern Shinecock Bay. Also, waters within Great South Bay estuary can be found at the very bottom of the square

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

   

X

X

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

       

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

       

pollock (Pollachius virens)

   

X

 

whiting (Merluccius bilinearis)

X

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

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)

       

Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus)

X

X

X

X

summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus)

 

X

X

X

scup (Stenotomus chrysops)

X

X

X

X

black sea bass (Centropristis striata)

n/a

 

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

white shark (Carcharodon carcharias)

   

X

 

dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus)

 

X

   

sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

 

X

X

X

tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvieri)

   

X

 

skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis)

     

X