Grass Rockfish

Photo Credit: Oregon Coast Aquarim


  • Species Common Name Grass Rockfish
  • Species Scientific Name Sebastes rastrelliger


Special needs

Shallowest distribution of rockfish species. Rocky reefs.

Limiting factors

Periodic recruitment dependent on favorable conditions in a highly variable environment. Low productivity. Medium concern for potential overfishing based on productivity and susceptibility analysis. Central Oregon is northern extent of range.

Conservation actions

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

Key reference or plan

Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan

Life History Traits