Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designations

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

37° 30.0 N

76° 40.0 W

37° 20.0 N

76° 50.0 W

 

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): York River estuary waters within the square affecting the following: on the northern coast, from Purtan Bay and Purtan I., on the southeast, northwest past and including, Adams Creek, Gable Branch, Poropotank Bay, Morris Bay, Poropotank River, Partridge Landing, Guthrie Creek, Roane, VA., Belleview, VA., Hockley Creek up to Bakers Creek, southeast of West Pt., VA., and West Pt. Municipal Airport. These waters affect on the south bank of the York River within this square the following: from Ferry Pt., north past and including Skimino Creek, Christensons Corner, VA., Taskinas Creek, Sycamore Landing, terrapin Pt., up to just north of and within Philbates Creek, south of West Pt., 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)

       

witch flounder (Glyptocephalus cynoglossus)

       

winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus)

       

yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea)

       

windowpane flounder (Scophthalmus aquosus)

       

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

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

sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

 

X

X

X

sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

 

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