Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

39° 30.0 N

73° 50.0 W

39° 20.0 N

74° 00.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Aylantic Ocean waters within the square two squares east of the square affecting the following: waters within Little Egg Harbor Inlet and waters south and east of this inlet. Features affected within this square include Little Beach, Pullen I., Brigantine Inlet, Brigantine Shoal, Great Thorofare, and surrounding marshes. There is a large area with numerous research buoys towards the northwest corner of the square just outside of the inlet.

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

       

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

       

pollock (Pollachius virens)

       

whiting (Merluccius bilinearis)

X

X

X

 

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)

     

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)

       

long finned squid (Loligo pealeii)

n/a

n/a

   

Atlantic butterfish (Peprilus triacanthus)

       

Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus)

     

X

summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus)

     

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

X

ocean quahog (Artica islandica)

n/a

n/a

   

spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias)

n/a

n/a

X

X

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

blue shark (Prionace glauca)

   

X

X

dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus)

 

X

   

sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

 

X

X

X

shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus)

 

X

X

X

tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvieri)

 

X

X

 

bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus)

   

X

X

skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis)

     

X

swordfish (Xiphias gladius)

   

X