Yelloweye Rockfish

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Photo Credit: Taylor Frierson

Overview

  • Species Common Name Yelloweye Rockfish
  • Species Scientific Name Sebastes ruberrimus

Ecoregions

Special needs

Rocky reefs.

Limiting factors

Periodic recruitment dependent on favorable conditions in a highly variable environment. Low productivity. Major concern for vulnerability to potential overfishing based on productivity and susceptibility analysis.

Conservation actions

Protect critical habitat. Gather information to fill data gaps. Reduce bycatch mortality through use of descending devices.

Key reference or plan

Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan