Copper Rockfish

Photo Credit: Janna Nichols


  • Species Common Name Copper Rockfish
  • Species Scientific Name Sebastes caurinus


Special needs

Rocky reefs. Estuaries may be important nursery habitat.

Limiting factors

Periodic recruitment dependent on favorable conditions in a highly variable environment. Low productivity. Major 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