Final Section 4(b)(2) Report for the Designation of Critical Habitat for Yelloweye Rockfish, Canary Rockfish, and Bocaccio

September 16, 2019

This report contains NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region’s analysis for designating critical habitat under section 4 of the Endangered Species Act for the Distinct Population Segments of yelloweye rockfish, canary rockfish, and bocaccio of the Puget Sound/Georgia Basin.

This report describes the methods used, the process followed, and conclusions reached for each step leading to the critical habitat designation. We determined which areas to recommend as critical habitat for yelloweye rockfish, canary rockfish, and bocaccio consistent with statutory requirements and agency regulations.

Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on 10/10/2019