Canary Rockfish

Photo Credit: Janna Nichols


  • Species Common Name Canary Rockfish
  • Species Scientific Name Sebastes pinniger


Special needs

Rocky reefs. Semi-pelagic species. Juveniles recruit to nearshore areas.

Limiting factors

Federally-designated as an overfished species. Periodic recruitment dependent on favorable conditions in a highly variable environment. Low productivity. Fishery bycatch.

Conservation actions

Maintain conservative management strategy to rebuild populations. Protect critical habitat. Gather information to fill data gaps.

Key reference or plan

Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan

Life History Traits