Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

40° 10.0 N

74° 00.0 W

40° 00.0 N

74° 10.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): The waters within the square within the Atlantic Ocean affecting the following: from east of Lake Como, Lake Como, NJ., and Belmar, NJ., on the north, southwest past Spring Lake, NJ., Wreck Pond, Sea Girt, NJ., Brielle, NJ., Manasquam, NJ., Manasquam River, Manasquam Inlet (east of Riviera Beach, NJ.), Point Pleasant Beach, NJ., Bay Head, NJ., Mantoloking, NJ., and the northern part of Island Beach, south to Normandy Beach, NJ. Also the waters within the northern part of Barnegat Bay affecting the Metedeconk River southwest of Laurelton, NJ., south of Beaverdam Creek and Wardells Neck, and east of Breton Woods, NJ., and affecting Metedeconk Neck, Kettle Creek, Herring I, Havens Cove, Green I, Silver Pt., Andrew Pt., and Swan Pt.

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

     

X

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

       

pollock (Pollachius virens)

       

whiting (Merluccius bilinearis)

     

X

red hake (Urophycis chuss)

X

X

X

 

white hake (Urophycis tenuis)

       

redfish (Sebastes fasciatus)

n/a

     

witch flounder (Glyptocephalus cynoglossus)

X

     

winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus)

X

X

X

X

yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea)

 

X

   

windowpane flounder (Scophthalmus aquosus)

X

X

X

X

American plaice (Hippoglossoides platessoides)

       

ocean pout (Macrozoarces americanus)

X

X

 

X

Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus)

       

Atlantic sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus)

       

Atlantic sea herring (Clupea harengus)

     

X

monkfish (Lophius americanus)

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)

       

Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus)

       

summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus)

   

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

X

X

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

tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvieri)

 

X

X