Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designations

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

38° 00.0 N

75° 40.0 W

37° 50.0 N

75° 50.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Waters within the square within Chesapeake Bay within Pocomoke Sound affecting the following within Maryland waters: Oystershell Pt., Big I., Ape Hole Creek, East Creek, Tulls Pt., Marumsco Creek, and the Muds; and affecting the following within Virginia waters: Long Pt., Drum Bay, Fishing Creek, Starling Creek, Saxis, VA., Freeschool Marsh, North End Pt., Pig Pt., Cattail Channel, western Cattail Creek, western Michael Marsh, Messory Creek, Bernard I., Bernard Flats, Guilford Creek, Guilford Flats, Great Gut, Simpson Pt., Beasley Bay, and eastern Muddy Creek.

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)

       

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)

       

Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus)

       

summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus)

   

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

X

 

sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

 

X

X

X