Recommended servings per month
|Contaminant||Men||Women||Kids 6-12||Kids 0-5|
|Canary rockfish (US)||Mercury||4+||4+||3||2|
|Widow rockfish (US)||Mercury||4+||4+||3||2|
|Yellowtail rockfish (US)||Mercury||4+||4+||3||2|
|Pacific Ocean Perch (WA, OR, CA)|
|Chilipepper rockfish (US)||Mercury|
|Pacific Ocean Perch (Alaska)|
- Rockfish are caught from California to Alaska, however many species are depleted because of historical fishing pressure and the fact that rockfish grow slowly and take many years before they reproduce.
- Rockfish from British Columbia and Alaska are more abundant.
- In California, Oregon and Washington, rockfish are now managed under an innovative new ‘catch share’ management plan. Bycatch is down 75%, and conservative catch quotas have limited the catch of overfished species. Additionally, an innovation boom in gear design and fishing behavior has helped trawlers avoid bycatch hotspots and keep sensitive rockfish out of nets.