Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designations

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

37° 30.0 N

76° 20.0 W

37° 20.0 N

76° 30.0 W

 

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Atlantic Ocean waters within Chesapeake Bay within the square affecting the following: The East, North, and Ware Rivers, along with Whites Neck, Minter Pt., Godsey Creek, Cakes Creek, Mobjack, VA., Pribble, VA., Bohannon, VA., Ware Neck Pt. on Ware Neck and Schley, VA. Also affected by the waters within this square are Tow Stake Pt., Freeschool Creek, Oldhouse Creek, Ware River Pt, Windmill Pt, and Naxera, VA., on Robins Neck, along with Horse Pt., Hicks and Williams Wharfs on the East River, and Davis Creek and Line Pt. southeast of Elmington, VA., on Ware Neck. Finally, the very tip of Bay Shore Pt. on the East River, is affected by these waters.

 

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)

       

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 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

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

   

sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

 

X

X

X

sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

 

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