Latest Sebastidae Stories

Insurance Adjuster Catches 200-Year-Old Fish In Alaska
2013-07-03 09:25:07

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Forget catch of the century -- an insurance adjuster from Seattle has landed a shortraker rockfish that is believed to be at least 200 years old, various media outlets reported on Tuesday. According to Discovery News, the 39.08-pound, nearly 41-inch fish was caught on June 21 by Henry Liebman off the coast of Sitka, Alaska. It could well be the oldest rockfish ever captured by a fisherman. It is the largest fish of its kind...

2009-07-27 16:10:00

WASHINGTON, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A father and son pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Md., to illegally over fishing striped bass, also known as rockfish, from 2003 through 2006, the Justice Department announced. Joseph Peter Nelson Jr., a commercial fisherman licensed in Maryland, pleaded guilty to four felony violations of the Lacey Act for participating in a scheme to illegally over harvest and under report the amount of rockfish he took from the...

Latest Sebastidae Reference Libraries

Bocaccio, Sebastes paucispinis
2013-10-22 10:58:24

The Bocaccio (Sebastes paucispinis) is a member of the Sebastidae rockfish family. Other names regarding this species include the Salmon Grouper, Grouper, Tom Cod referring to juveniles, and Slimy. In Greek, sebastes means “magnificent” and paucispinis is Latin for “few spines”. These fish can be found from Stepovak Bay, Alaska to central Baja California, but is mostly abundant from Oregon to the northern part of Baja California. They have been seen from a variety of depths from...

2009-01-17 20:33:56

The Gopher Rockfish (Sebastes carnatus) is a species of fish found along the Pacific coast, primarily off California. They are known from as far north as Cape Blanco in Oregon, down to Punta San Roque in southern Baja California. They can be found in the intertidal zone(an area between the low tide and high tide marks), but mostly occur at depths of 60 to 65 feet. They live in crevices and holes during the day, and venture further out at night to feed on benthic crustaceans, cephalopods, and...

2009-01-15 18:11:54

The Canary Rockfish (Sebastes pinniger) is a species of rockfish found on the Pacific Coast from south of Shelikof Strait in the eastern Gulf of Alaska to Punta Colnett in northern Baja California. They are found around reefs or soft bottoms at typical depths of 300 to 900 feet, and sometimes over 2500 feet. The body of the Canary Rockfish is elongate, moderately deep and compressed with a large head. The color is yellow orange with gray mottling on the back and paler, near white, below....

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