Big Skate

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Photo Credit: Oregon Coast Aquarium

Overview

  • Species Common Name Big Skate
  • Species Scientific Name Raja binoculata

Ecoregions

Special needs

Soft seafloor spawning habitat.

Limiting factors

Low productivity. Medium concern for vulnerability to potential overfishing based on productivity and susceptibility analysis.

Conservation actions

Protect critical habitat. Manage for sustainable harvest. Gather information to fill data gaps.

Key reference or plan

Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan