About the Species
Yelloweye rockfish are among the longest lived of rockfishes, living up to 118 years. This species is slow growing, late to mature, and long-lived. Although conservation measures like fishing bans have been put in place, recovery from threats such as overfishing and bycatch will take many years due to the life history of yelloweye rockfish. The Puget Sound/Georgia Basin DPS in Washington State is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
NOAA Fisheries is committed to conserving and protecting yelloweye rockfish. Our scientists and partners use a variety of innovative techniques to study, learn more about, and protect this species.
Learn more about yelloweye rockfish.
- Puget Sound/ Georgia Basin DPS
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