About the Species
Bocaccio are large Pacific coast rockfish. They range from Punta Blanca, Baja California, to the Gulf of Alaska off Krozoff and Kodiak Islands. They are most common between Oregon and northern Baja California. The Puget Sound/Georgia Basin distinct population segment of bocaccio are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Bocaccio are slow-growing, late to mature, and long-lived. They have struggled to recover from overfishing.
NOAA Fisheries is committed to conserving and protecting the bocaccio. Our scientists and partners use a variety of innovative techniques to study, learn more about, and protect this species.
- Puget Sound/Georgia Basin DPS
The Puget Sound/Georgia Basin distinct population segment of bocaccio are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act
Regulatory Actions & Documents
Critical Habitat for the Puget Sound/Georgia Basin Distinct Population Segments of Yelloweye Rockfish, Canary Rockfish and Bocaccio
This recovery plan outlines actions and research for the conservation and survival of threatened…
5-Year Review for Yelloweye rockfish (Sebastes ruberrimus), canary rockfish (Sebastes pinniger), and bocaccio (Sebastes paucispinis) of the Puget Sound/Georgia Basin
Summary and Evaluation April 2016