Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

 

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

41° 10.0 N

72° 20.0 W

41° 00.0 N

72° 30.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Atlantic Ocean waters within the square within Long Island Sound affecting the following: northeast Long Island from east of Duck Pond Pt. to just east of Rocky Pt. on the north, north of Greenport, NY., and Southold, NY., including waters affecting Horton Lane Beach, Goldsmith Inlet, Horton Pt., Horton Neck, Shelter I. Sound, northern Little Peconic Bay, and Noyack Bay. Also, these waters are within Gardiners Bay, and affect the following: northern Cutchogue Harbor, Hog Neck Bay, Great Hog Neck, Cedar Beach Pt., NY., Paradise Pt., NY., Southold Bay. In addition, these waters affect the western half of Shelter I. from Hay Beach Pt. to east of West Neck Harbor, around West Neck, Jennings Neck, NY., Shelter I. Heights, NY., Dering Harbor, Dering Harbor, NY., and Shelter I., NY., and Jessup Neck from the north half of Nassau Pt. to just east of Cleaves Pt., south of Greenport, NY.

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)

       

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

   

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

scup (Stenotomus chrysops)

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