Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designations

Name of Estuary/ Bay/ River: Merrimack River, Massachusetts

 

10 x 10 latitude and longitude squares included in this bay or estuary or river (southeast corner boundaries):

4250/7040; 4250/7050; 4240/7040; 4240/7050; 4240/7100; 4240/7110

 

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Spawning Adults

Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

   

F,M

F,M

 

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

         

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

         

pollock (Pollachius virens)

M

M

M

   

whiting (Merluccius bilinearis)

M

       

offshore hake (Merluccius albidus)

         

red hake (Urophycis chuss)

         

white hake (Urophycis tenuis)

M

       

redfish (Sebastes fasciatus)

n/a

       

witch flounder (Glyptocephalus cynoglossus)

         

winter flounder (Pleuronectes americanus)

M

M

M

M

M

yellowtail flounder (Pleuronectes ferruginea)

S

S

     

windowpane flounder (Scopthalmus aquosus)

         

American plaice (Hippoglossoides platessoides)

         

ocean pout (Macrozoarces americanus)

         

Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus)

S

S

S

S

S

Atlantic sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus)

         

Atlantic sea herring (Clupea harengus)

 

M

M

   

monkfish (Lophius americanus)

         

bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix)

         

long finned squid (Loligo pealei)

n/a

n/a

     

short finned squid (Illex illecebrosus)

n/a

n/a

     

Atlantic butterfish (Peprilus triacanthus)

         

Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus)

M

M

     

summer flounder (Paralicthys dentatus)

         

scup (Stenotomus chrysops)

         

black sea bass (Centropristus striata)

         

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)