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Bocaccio rockfish

North America

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Sebastes paucispinis

Endangered

  • Commercial and recreational fishing
  • Habitat degradation

The Bocaccio Rockfish is a north-eastern Pacific Ocean marine creature with a scientific name of Sebastes Paucispinis which means ‘magnificent’ and ‘having few spines’ in Greek and Latin, respectively. It is considered as one of the largest rockfish species that thrives in Alaska, Mexico, and Oregon, US.

Due to its longer shelf life and abundance, it is a heavily targeted fish species among fishing companies. The Bocaccio Rockfish is hunted using different methods including hook and line, gillnetting, and trawling. Diminishing water quality and food resources within its natural habitat is also a major culprit for its fast population decline.