Deacon Rockfish

Photo Credit: ODFW


  • Species Common Name Deacon Rockfish
  • Species Scientific Name Sebastes diaconus


Special needs

Rocky reefs. Semi-pelagic.

Limiting factors

Periodic recruitment dependent on favorable conditions in a highly variable environment. Likely high vulnerability potential for overfishing based on productivity and susceptibility analysis for similar species.

Conservation actions

Protect critical habitat. Incorporate new species into fishery management. Manage for sustainable harvest. Gather information to fill data gaps.

Key reference or plan

A new species of Sebastes (Scorpaeniformes: Sebastidae) from the northeastern Pacific, with a redescription of the blue rockfish, S. mystinus (Jordan and Gilbert, 1881) Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan

Life History Traits