Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designations

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

37° 40.0 N

75° 40.0 W

37° 30.0 N

75° 50.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Waters within the Atlantic Ocean within the square affecting Bell Neck, Bradford Neck, Upshur Neck, and Exmore, VA., and south of Wachapreague, VA. These waters also affect Willish Wharf, Darting Creek, Machipongo River, Upshur Bay, Major Hole Bay, Revel Is. Bay, Little Sloop Creek, and western Swash Bay. Also affected are: Old Trower, Bradford Bay, Wachapreague Channel White Trout Creek, Sandy I. Channel, and Quinby Creek.

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

       

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

       

pollock (Pollachius virens)

       

whiting (Merluccius bilinearis)

       

red hake (Urophycis chuss)

   

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

 

Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus)

       

summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus)

   

X

X

scup (Stenotomus chrysops)

n/a

n/a

X

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

sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

 

HAPC

HAPC

HAPC

scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini)

   

X