Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designations

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

37° 50.0 N

76° 10.0 W

37° 40.0 N

76° 20.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Waters within the Chesapeake Bay affecting east of the following: from Fleets Bay on the south, north to Bull Neck. In between these the following are affected by these waters: Fleets Bay Neck, Indian Creek, Bluff Pt., Bluff Pt. Neck, Hughlett Pt., Ditchley, VA., Dividing Creek, Dameron Marsh, Mill Creek, Harveys Creek, Ingram Bay, Cranes Creek, Sandy Pt., Gougher Creek, Haynie Pt., Great Wicomico River Marsh, and Fleeton, VA. There is also a disposal area on the southwest corner of the square.

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)

       

redfish (Sebastes fasciatus)

n/a

     

witch flounder (Glyptocephalus cynoglossus)

       

winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus)

   

X

X

yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea)

       

windowpane flounder (Scophthalmus aquosus)

   

X

X

ocean pout (Macrozoarces americanus)

       

Atlantic sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus)

       

Atlantic sea herring (Clupea harengus)

       

monkfish (Lophius americanus)

       

bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix)

       

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)

       

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

 

X

Atl. sharpnose shark (Rhizopriondon terraenovae)

     

X

dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus)

   

X

 

sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

     

X

sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

 

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