Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

39° 00.0 N

74° 40.0 W

38° 50.0 N

74° 50.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Atlantic Ocean waters within the square within the one square east of the square affecting Cape May, New Jersey, southeast of Wildwood, NJ., from aproximately 1/2 mile down Two Mile Beach east of Wildwood Crest, NJ., north to North Wildwood, NJ., at the Hereford Inlet.

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)

X

X

X

 

white hake (Urophycis tenuis)

       

redfish (Sebastes fasciatus)

n/a

     

witch flounder (Glyptocephalus cynoglossus)

X

     

winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus)

X

X

X

X

yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea)

       

windowpane flounder (Scophthalmus aquosus)

X

X

X

X

ocean pout (Macrozoarces americanus)

       

Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus)

       

Atlantic sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus)

       

Atlantic sea herring (Clupea harengus)

     

X

monkfish (Lophius americanus)

X

X

 

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)

   

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

X

 

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

X

Atlantic angel shark (Squatina dumerili)

 

X

X

X

Atl. sharpnose shark (Rhizopriondon terraenovae)

     

X

dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus)

 

X

   

sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

 

X

X

X

tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvieri)

 

X

   

scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini)

   

X