Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

39° 10.0 N

74° 50.0 W

39° 00.0 N

75° 00.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Waters within the square within the salt water salinity zone of Delaware Bay affecting the following: over Fishing Creek Shoal west of the following: Goshen, NJ., Dias Creek, NJ., Cape May County Airport, Wildwood Highlands Beach, North Highlands Beach, Fishing Creek, NJ., Delhaven, NJ., Miami Beach, Sunray Beach, Nummytown, NJ., Green Creek, King Crab Ledge, Pierces Pt., entrance to Dias Creek, Kimbles Beach, Cooks Beach, and Reeds Beach, all between from Dennis Creek on the north, south to just north of North Cape May, NJ. Also, within the New Jersey Inland Bay estuary and Richardson Sound affecting southeast of Wildwood Gardens, NJ., Whitesboro, NJ., and Surleigh, NJ.

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

       

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

       

pollock (Pollachius virens)

       

whiting (Merluccius bilinearis)

       

red hake (Urophycis chuss)

     

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 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)

 

X

X

X

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

   

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

dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus)

 

X

   

sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

 

X

X

X

sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

 

HAPC

HAPC

HAPC

Atl. sharpnose shark (Rhizopriondon terraenovae)

     

X