Quillback Rockfish

Photo Credit: Michael Carver, NOAA


  • Species Common Name Quillback Rockfish
  • Species Scientific Name Sebastes maliger


Special needs

Rocky reefs.

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. Gather information to fill data gaps. Manage for sustainable harvest.

Key reference or plan

Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan

Life History Traits