Periodic recruitment dependent on favorable conditions in a highly variable environment. Likely high vulnerability potential for overfishing based on productivity and susceptibility analysis for similar species.
Population status, trends, and stock delineation. Fishery-independent population monitoring. Formally recognized as a species different from blue rockfish in 2015 so previous biological information is likely from sampling of both deacon rockfish and blue rockfish.
Protect critical habitat. Incorporate new species into fishery management. Manage for sustainable harvest. Gather information to fill data gaps.