Bluemouth rockfish

Characteristics

Habitat: the Bluemouth rockfish is essentially a deepwater species that occurs on rocky bottoms and at depths of up to 1,100 m.

Principal fishing methods: handline and deepwater longline.

Biology: the Bluemouth rockfish has maximum reported size of 47 cm (1.5 kg) and a maximum reported age of 43 years.

Conservation status: although sampling indicates that the average size has declined notably during the last fifteen years, there is currently no reason for concern as to the status of this species.

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