Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

 

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

39° 30.0 N

74° 20.0 W

39° 20.0 N

74° 30.0 W

 

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Atlantic Ocean waters within the square within the New Jersey Inland Bays estuary affecting the following: Great Bay, Little Bay, Reed Bay, Absecon Bay, and the Atlanitc Ocean. These waters affect Brigantine, N. J., Atlantic City, N. J., Absecon Inlet, Egg I., Great Thorofare, Main Marsh Thorofare, Hammock Cove, Doughty Creek, Perch Cove, Simkins Thorofare, Little Mud Thorofare, Mud Thorofare, Brigantine Channel, Black Pt., Grass Bay, Turtle Cove, Somers Cove, Obes Thorofare, Wading Thorofare, Broad Cove, Newfound Thororfare, Beach Thorofare, Great I., Inside Thorofare, Ventnor City, N. J., Smithville, N. J., Leeds Pt., Conovertown, N. J., Oceanville, N. J., Absecon Creek, and surrounding marsh.

 

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

     

X

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

       

pollock (Pollachius virens)

       

whiting (Merluccius bilinearis)

       

red hake (Urophycis chuss)

X

X

X

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)

X

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)

   

X

 

Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus)

       

summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus)

 

X

X

X

scup (Stenotomus chrysops)

n/a

n/a

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

dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus)

 

X

   

sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

 

X

X

X

sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

 

HAPC

HAPC

HAPC

tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvieri)

 

X