Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designations

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

37° 20.0 N

76° 30.0 W

37° 10.0 N

76° 40.0 W

 

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers York River waters within the square affecting the following: Purtan Is., Purtan Bay, Barren Pt., Bland Creek, Almondsville, VA., Cowpen Neck, Jones Creek, Concord, VA., Clay Bank, VA., Aberdeen Creek, Rosewell, VA., Gunn Pt., Carter Creek, Cedar Bush Creek, Catlett Is., Timberneck Creek, Carmines I., Mumford I., Wicomico, VA., and Gloucester Pt., all on the north bank of the river within this square. On the south bank of the river, the following are affected: Ferry Pt., Bigler Mill, VA., Queen Creek, King Creek, Cheatham Annex, VA., Felgates Creek, Black Swamp, Foley Pt., Indian Field Creek, Stony Pt., and Yorktown, VA.

 

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

       

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

       

pollock (Pollachius virens)

       

whiting (Merluccius bilinearis)

       

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

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)

   

X

X

Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus)

       

summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus)

 

X

X

X

scup (Stenotomus chrysops)

n/a

n/a

   

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

red drum (Sciaenops occelatus)

X

X

X

X

dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus)

 

X

X

 

sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

 

X

 

X

sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

 

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