Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

 

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

39° 30.0 N

75° 20.0 W

39° 20.0 N

75° 30.0 W

 

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Atlantic Ocean waters within the square within the mixing water salinity zone of Delaware Bay affecting the following: Cohansey Cove from Middle Marsh Creek on the south, north past Ragged Island except eastern Cohansey Cove, Tindall Island, Dunks Pt., Bay Side, Oyster Cove, Arnold Pt., Jacobs Creek, Stow Creek, Lower Deep Creek and Mad Horse Creek, past Alder Cove, Fishing Creek, and Shore Ditch, to Hope Creek on the north. Also, waters over the Arnold Pt. Shoal and Dunks Bar. All southwest of Greenwich, NJ., Springtown, NJ., and within Newport Meadows. On the Delaware coast, waters around Bakeoven Pt. and Pierson Cove.

 

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

       

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)

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 halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus)

       

Atlantic sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus)

       

Atlantic sea herring (Clupea harengus)

       

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

 

Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus)

       

summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus)

   

X

X

scup (Stenotomus chrysops)

n/a

n/a

X

 

black sea bass (Centropristis striata)

n/a

 

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