Yellowtail Rockfish

Photo Credit: Linda Snook, NOAA


  • Species Common Name Yellowtail Rockfish
  • Species Scientific Name Sebastes flavidus


Special needs

Pelagic species. Juveniles recruit to nearshore waters, and occasionally, estuaries.

Limiting factors

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

Conservation actions

Gather information to fill data gaps. Manage for sustainable harvest.

Key reference or plan

Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan

Life History Traits