Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designations

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

37° 30.0 N

76° 00.0 W

37° 20.0 N

76° 10.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Atlantic Ocean waters within Chesapeake Bay within the square affecting the following on the West coast of outer Virginia: From just south of The Gulf at the nortwestern edge of Savage Neck, north past The Gulf, past Barlow Creek, past Mattawoman Creek on Oldtown Neck, Wilsons Neck, Jacobs Creek, Waterford Pt., Hungars Creek, Church Neck, Westerhouse Creek, Shooting Pt., Church Pt., Church Cove, Elliots Neck, Warehouse Creek, Nassawadox Creek, Long Pt., Nassawadox Pt., up to Silver Baech on the north. Also affected on this coast within this square is Horse I. Affected on the east coast within the Atlantic Ocean within the square are the following: Spider Crab Bay, Ramshorn Channel, and The Thorofare, all east of Kendell Grove and Shadyside, VA.

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

       

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

       

whiting (Merluccius bilinearis)

       

red hake (Urophycis chuss)

   

X

X

white hake (Urophycis tenuis)

       

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 sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus)

       

Atlantic sea herring (Clupea harengus)

     

X

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

X

X

Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus)

       

summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus)

 

X

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

   

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

   

dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus)

 

X

X

 

sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

 

X

X

X

sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

 

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