Big Skate

Photo Credit: Oregon Coast Aquarium


  • Species Common Name Big Skate
  • Species Scientific Name Beringraja binoculata


Special needs

Soft seafloor spawning habitat.

Limiting factors

Low productivity. 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

Life History Traits