Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

41° 20.0 N

71° 50.0 W

41° 10.0 N

72° 00.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): The waters within the square within the Connecticut River estuary affecting the following: from just east of Watch Hill R. I., to Noank CT., including waters affecting Little Narragansett Bay, Fishers Island Sound, the eastern 2/3 of Fishers I., the southern half of Mason I., Pawcatuck Point in R. I., Ram I., Napatree Point, and the tip of Wamphassuck Point. These waters also affect the following: the southern part of Stonington, CT., Wicopesset PT., East Pt. on Fishers I., East Harbor, eastern West Harbor, south of Mystic and West Mystic, CT., along with the Mystic River and Pawcatuck River Inlets. Also affected are: Cerberus Shoal, Watch Hill Rock, Catumb Rock, Dodges I., Libby I.

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

     

X

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

       

pollock (Pollachius virens)

       

whiting (Merluccius bilinearis)

       

offshore hake (Merluccius albidus)

       

red hake (Urophycis chuss)

       

white hake (Urophycis tenuis)

       

redfish (Sebastes fasciatus)

n/a

     

witch flounder (Glyptocephalus cynoglossus)

       

winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus)

       

yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea)

       

windowpane flounder (Scophthalmus aquosus)

       

American plaice (Hippoglossoides platessoides)

       

ocean pout (Macrozoarces americanus)

       

Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus)

       

Atlantic sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus)

       

Atlantic sea herring (Clupea harengus)

     

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)

       

summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus)

       

scup (Stenotomus chrysops)

n/a

n/a

   

black sea bass (Centropristis striata)

n/a

     

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

dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus)

   

X

 

bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus)

     

X