Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

41° 00.0 N

73° 30.0 W

40° 50.0 N

73° 40.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Atlantic Ocean waters within the square within Long Island Sound affecting the following: on the north shore of Long Island from Cove Neck on the east, west of Cold Spring Harbor, NY., west past Oyster Bay, NY., Oyster Bay Harbor, Centre Island, Bayville, NY., on Oak Neck, and west Matinecock Pt. to Hempstead Harbor at Glen Head, west of Sea Cliff, NY., and Glen Cove, NY. These waters are all north of Syosset, NY., East Norwich, NY., Brookville, NY., Hicksville, NY., Old Westbury, NY., East Willston, Mineola, NY., and Roslyn, NY. Also, these waters affect southeast of Port Chester NY., and Port Chester Harbor, and affect the following features: Transport Rock, Glover Reef, Bluefish Shoal, Calf I., and Little and Great Captain Is., along with Payea Reach and a discontinued dumping ground on the northeast corner.

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)

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 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)

X

X

X

X

summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus)

   

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