Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designations

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

37° 40.0 N

76° 20.0 W

37° 30.0 N

76° 30.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Waters within the square within the Rappahannock River affecting the following features: Antipoison Creek, Tabbs Creek, Palmer, VA., Mosquito Pt., Cherry Pt., Eastern Brook, Irvington, VA., Carter Creek, Orchard Pt., Corrotoman Pt., Corrotoman River inlet,Towles Pt., Whiting Creek, Grey Pt., Locklies, VA., Locklies Creek, Parrott I., Regent, VA., Mill Creek, Bush Park Creek, Woods Creek, and Sturgeon Creek. These waters are also wihtin the Piankatank River and affect the following in such:Coach Pt., Hell Neck, Ferry Creek, Dancing Creek, Doctor Pt., Holland Pt., Berkley I., Wilton Pt., Wilton Creek, Dixie, VA., Horse Pt., Healy Creek, Cobbs Creek, VA., Cobbs Creek, Iron Pt., Bland Pt., Godfrey Bay, Fishing Bay, Ruark, VA., Blake, VA., and Burton Pt.

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

       

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

       

pollock (Pollachius virens)

       

whiting (Merluccius bilinearis)

       

offshore hake (Merluccius albidus)

       

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)

       

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

     

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