Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

40° 00.0 N

73° 30.0 W

39° 50.0 N

73° 40.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): The waters within the Atlantic Ocean within the square three squares east of the square affecting the following: Island Beach on Barnegat Bay from Normandy Beach on the north, south past Chadwick Beach, NJ., Lavalette, NJ., Ortley Beach, NJ., Seaside Heights, NJ., and Seaside Park, NJ., Also, west within Barnegat Bay and east of mainland New Jersey from just north of the Forked River, north past Stouts Creek, Lanoka Harbor, NJ., Cedar Creek, Holly Park, NJ., Potter Creek, Bayville, NJ., Good Luck Pt. east of Ocean Gate, NJ., the Toms River east of Beachwood, NJ. and Toms River, NJ., north of Pine Beach, NJ., and south of Island Heights, NJ., then past Coates Pt., Bay Shore, NJ., Goose Creek, and Tilton Pt. and Applegate Cove, both east of Cedar Grove, NJ., up to Silver Bay on the north.

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

       

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

       

pollock (Pollachius virens)

       

whiting (Merluccius bilinearis)

X

X

X

X

red hake (Urophycis chuss)

X

X

X

 

white hake (Urophycis tenuis)

       

witch flounder (Glyptocephalus cynoglossus)

X

X

   

winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus)

X

X

X

X

yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea)

X

X

X

X

windowpane flounder (Scophthalmus aquosus)

X

X

 

X

American plaice (Hippoglossoides platessoides)

       

ocean pout (Macrozoarces americanus)

       

Atlantic sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus)

       

Atlantic sea herring (Clupea harengus)

   

X

 

monkfish (Lophius americanus)

X

X

 

X

bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix)

X

X

 

X

long finned squid (Loligo pealeii)

n/a

n/a

X

 

Atlantic butterfish (Peprilus triacanthus)

       

Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus)

   

X

 

summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus)

X

X

X

 

scup (Stenotomus chrysops)

n/a

n/a

X

X

black sea bass (Centropristis striata)

n/a

     

surf clam (Spisula solidissima)

n/a

n/a

X

X

ocean quahog (Artica islandica)

n/a

n/a

 

X

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

X

white shark (Carcharodon carcharias)

   

X

 

tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvieri)

 

X

X

 

dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus)

   

X

 

sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

     

X

shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus)

 

X

X

X

bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus)

   

X

X

skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis)

     

X

swordfish (Xiphias gladius)

   

X