Brown Rockfish

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Photo Credit: Oregon Coast Aquarium

Overview

  • Species Common Name Brown Rockfish
  • Species Scientific Name Sebastes auriculatus

Ecoregions

Special needs

Rocky reefs.

Limiting factors

Periodic recruitment dependent on favorable conditions in a highly variable environment. 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