Marine Zone

Rockfish identification tips

It's important to be able to distinguish between the most commonly encountered rockfish. Knowing what you've caught, and how many you can possess, will keep you on the right side of the regulations. Take a quiz to test your rockfish id skills.

Take the Yelloweye rockfish quiz.

image of rockfish quiz page

Take the Recreational bottomfish species quiz.

Example of one of the questions in the common bottomfish quiz


Yelloweye and vermilion rockfish

Yelloweye & vermillion rockfishes

Canary and copper rockfish 

Canary & copper rockfishes

China, quillback and black rockfish 

China, quillback & black rockfish

Blue and deacon rockfish 

Blue & deacon rockfish
Rockfish identification


Header photo by Bob Swingle

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