Blue Rockfish

Photo Credit: NOAA


  • Species Common Name Blue Rockfish
  • Species Scientific Name Sebastes mystinus


Special needs

Rocky reefs. Semi-pelagic.

Limiting factors

Periodic recruitment dependent on favorable conditions in a highly variable environment. High vulnerability potential for 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