Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation:

Major Estuaries, Bays, and Rivers along the Northeast United States Coast

Point cursor on desired estuary, bay or river in the appropriate state and click to view EFH designations.
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MAINE:
1. Blue Hill Bay 8. Narraguagus Bay
2. Casco Bay 9. Passamaquoddy Bay
3. Damariscotta River 10. Penobscot Bay
4. Englishman/Machias Bay 11. Saco Bay
5. Great Bay 12. Sheepscot River
6. Kennebec/Androscoggin Rivers 13. Wells Harbor
7. Muscongus Bay




NEW HAMPSHIRE:
1. Great Bay




MASSACHUSETTS:
1. Boston Harbor 4. Massachusetts Bay
2. Buzzards Bay 5. Merrimack River
3. Cape Cod Bay 6. Waquoit Bay




RHODE ISLAND:
1. Narragansett Bay




CONNECTICUT:
1. Connecticut River




NEW YORK:
1. Gardiners Bay 3. Hudson River/Raritan/Sandy Hook Bays
2. Great South Bay 4. Long Island Sound




NEW JERSEY:
1. Barnegat Bay 4. Hudson River/Raritan/Sandy Hook Bays
2. Delaware Bay 5. New Jersey Inland Bays
3. Great Bay




DELAWARE:
1. Delaware Bay 2. Delaware Inland Bays




MARYLAND:
1. Chesapeake Bay, Mainstream 5. Patuxent River
2. Chester River 6. Potomac River
3. Chincoteague Bay 7. Tangier/Pocomoke Sound
4. Choptank River




VIRGINIA:
1. Chesapeake Bay, Mainstream 4. Rappahannock River
2. Chincoteague Bay 5. York River
3. James River