Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

40° 30.0 N

73° 50.0 W

40° 20.0 N

74° 00.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): The waters within the square both west of and east of the northern majority of Sandy Hook Peninsula. Also affected along with these waters include waters east of Sea Bright, NJ., and north of Monmouth, NJ., and waters within the eastern half of the Shrewsbury River and the very eastern portion of the Navesink River.

 

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

     

X

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

       

pollock (Pollachius virens)

       

whiting (Merluccius bilinearis)

X

X

X

X

red hake (Urophycis chuss)

X

X

X

 

redfish (Sebastes fasciatus)

n/a

     

witch flounder (Glyptocephalus cynoglossus)

 

X

   

winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus)

X

X

X

X

yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea)

X

X

   

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)

X

X

   

bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix)

X

X

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

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

 

X

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

obia (Rachycentron canadum)

X

X

X

X

sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus)

X

dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus)

 

X

X

 

shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus)

 

X

   

sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

 

X

X

X

bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus)

   

X

 

skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis)

     

X

tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvieri)

 

X