Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designations

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

36° 40.0 N

75° 50.0 W

36° 30.0 N

76° 00.0 W

 

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Waters within the Atlantic Ocean within the square affecting east of the North Carolina/ Virginia Border. These waters affect east of the Wash Flats on the north, south past False Cape, Wash Hill, and Sheep House Hill, past the border, to Fresh Pond Hill. These waters also affect southern Long I., Charity Neck, Redhead Bay, Little Narrows, Ragged I., Wash Flats, Spratt Cove, False Cape, Cedar I., Drum Pt., Nawney Creek, Pellitory Pt., Morse Pt., Great Marsh, and Corys Causeway in Virginia waters, and Mackay I., N.C., Knotts I. N.C., Knotts Channel, Knotts Bay, and Back Creek in North Carolina waters.

 

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

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)

       

yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea)

       

windowpane flounder (Scophthalmus aquosus)

   

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)

       

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

red drum (Sciaenops occelatus)

X

X

X

X

sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus)

 

X

 

X

Atl. sharpnose shark (Rhizopriondon terraenovae)

     

X

dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus)

 

X

X

 

sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

 

X

X

X

scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini)

   

X

 

tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvieri)

 

X

X

X