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Commercial Fishing Rules and Regulations - Nearshore Fisheries

Nearshore Fish

Black Rockfish and Blue Rockfish Permit with or without a Nearshore Endorsement
Black rockfish Black rockfish, Sebastes melanops
Blue rockfish Blue rockfish, Sebastes mystinus

Nearshore Fish with a Nearshore Endorsement
Greenling Kelp greenling, Hexagrammos decagrammus
  Painted greenling, Oxylebius pictus
  Rock greenling, Hexagrammos lagocephalus
  Whitespotted greenling, Hexagrammos stelleri
Other nearshore rockfish Black and yellow rockfish, Sebastes chrysomelas
  Brown rockfish, Sebastes auriculatus
  Calico rockfish, Sebastes dalli
  China rockfish, Sebastes nebulosus
  Copper rockfish, Sebastes caurinus
  Gopher rockfish, Sebastes carnatus
  Grass rockfish, Sebastes rastrelliger
  Kelp rockfish, Sebastes atrovirens


Olive rockfish, Sebastes serranoides


Quillback rockfish, Sebastes maliger


Treefish, Sebastes serriceps

  * Tiger rockfish, Sebastes nigrocinctus


* Vermilion rockfish, Sebastes miniatus

Cabezon Cabezon, Scorpaenichthys marmoratus

Buffalo sculpin

Buffalo sculpin, Enophrys bison

Brown Irish lord

Brown Irish lord, Hemilepidotus spinosus

Red Irish lord

Red Irish lord, Hemilepidotus hemilepidotus

* You must have a nearshore endorsement to fish for tiger and vermilion rockfish. Landings of these species apply toward each fisher's federal shelf rockfish trip limit and the annual harvest guideline, and not toward the state trip limits or annual landing caps.


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