Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

39° 40.0 N

74° 10.0 W

39° 30.0 N

74° 20.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): The waters within the square within the Inland New Jersey Bays estuary and the Atlantic Ocean affecting the following: east of New Jersey from Surf City, NJ., southeast to Beach Haven Inlet along most of Long Beach, past Ship Bottom, NJ., Brant Beach, NJ., Beach Haven Crest, NJ., Peahala Park, NJ., Spray Beach, NJ., to Beach Haven, NJ. Also, within southwest Manahawkin Bay and Little Egg Harbor (except for the most western part), affecting the following islands: Cedar Bonnet, Flat, Egg, High, Ham, the Marshelder Is. Shelter, Barrel, Hither, and Story, and the wetlands along the coast from just north of Mill Creek, south past Popular Pt., Cedar Run, Horse Pt., Dinner Pt., Dinner Pt. Creek, Westcunk Creek, Long Pt., Parker Cove, Parker Run, Edge Cove east of Tuckerton, NJ., Jeremy Pt., and Shooting Thorofare around Big and Little Sheepshead Creek, West Creek, and Parkertown, NJ.

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)

       

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)

   

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

 

Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus)

       

summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus)

 

X

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

tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvieri)

 

X

   

dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus)

 

X

   

sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

 

X

X

X

sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

 

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