Skip booklet index and go to page content

COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the Rougheye Rockfish sp. type I and sp. type II in Canada

Acknowledgements and Authorities Consulted

We thank the Canadian Groundfish Research and Conservation Society for their ongoing support of survey work. Chris Grandin, Lisa Lacko, and Jon Schnute provided additional assistance.  Paul Bentzen provided assistance with interpreting published information on the sympatric species and establishing the designatable unit.

Information Sources

Boutillier, J.A. and Olsen, N. 2000. Shrimp Survey Bulletin 00-04: Results of the Queen Charlotte Sound Shrimp Survey.  Shrimp Trawl Homepage, Shellfish - Pacific Region: content /shellfish/ shrimp/default.htm

DFO, 1999. Rougheye Rockfish British Columbia Coast. Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Science Stock Status Report A6-15 (1999). groundfish/rockfish/rougheye_e.htm

DFO. 2007.  Pacific Region, Integrated Fisheries Management Plan, Groundfish, March 10, 2007 to March 31, 2008.  Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Vancouver, BC. /plans07/Groundfish0708pl.pdf

Fargo, J. and Tyler, A.V. 1991. Sustainability of flatfish-dominated fish assemblages in Hecate Strait, British Columbia, Canada. Netherlands Journal of Sea Research 27 (3/4): 237-253.

Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2005. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication., version (03/2005). Accessed by authors June 2005.

Gharrett, A.J., Matala, A.P., Peterson, E.L., Gray, A.K., Li, Z., and Heifetz, J. 2005. Two genetically distinct forms of rougheye rockfish are different species. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 134: 242-260.

Gharrett, A.J., C.W. Mecklenberg, L.W. Seeb, Z. Li, A.P. Matala and A.K. Gray 2006.  Do genetically distinct rougheye rockfish sibling species differ phenotypically?  Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 135: 792-800.

Haigh, R., Olsen, N., and Starr, P. 2005. A review of rougheye rockfish Sebastes aleutianus along the Pacific coast of Canada: biology, distribution, and abundance trends. Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Research Document 2005/096.

Hart, J.L. 1973. Pacific fishes of Canada. Bulletin of the Fisheries Research Board of Canadian 180. Reprinted 1988. 740 pp.

Hawkins, S.L., Heifetz, J., Kondzela, C.M., Pohl, J.E., Wilmot, R.L., Katugin, O.N., and Tuponogov, V.N. 2005. Genetic variation of rougheye rockfish (Sebastes aleutianus) and shortraker rockfish (S. borealis) inferred from allozymes. Fishery Bulletin 103: 524-535.

Hawkins, S., Heifetz, J., Pohl, J., and Wilmot, R. 1997. Genetic population structure of rougheye rockfish (Sebastes aleutianus) inferred from allozyme variation. Alaska Fisheries Science Center Quarterly Report, July-August-September, p. 1-10.

Krieger, K.J., and Ito, D.H. 1999. Distribution and abundance of shortraker rockfish, Sebastes borealis, and rougheye rockfish, S. aleutianus, determined from a manned submersible. Fishery Bulletin 97: 264-272.

Love, M.S., M. Yoklavich, and L. Thorsteinson. 2002. The rockfishes of the northeast Pacific. University of California Press. 405 pp.

McDermott, S.F. 1994. Reproductive biology of rougheye and shortraker rockfish, Sebastes aleutianus and Sebastes borealis. M.S. thesis, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 81 p.

Mecklenburg C.W., T.A. Mecklenburg, and L.K. 2002. Thorsteinson. Fishes of Alaska. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland. xxxvii + 1037 pp.

Moser, G.H., and G.W. Boehlert. 1991. Ecology of planktonic larvae and juveniles of the genus Sebastes. Environmental Biology of Fishes 30:203-224.

Munk, K.M.. 2001. Maximum ages of groundfishes in waters off Alaska and British Columbia and considerations of age determination. Alaska Fisheries Research Bulletin 8(1):12-21.

Schnute, J.T., and Haigh, R. 2006. Compositional analysis of catch curve data with an application to Sebastes maliger. ICES Journal of Marine Science, in review.

Seeb, L. W. 1986. Biochemical systematics and evolution of the scorpaenid genus Sebastes. Doctoral dissertation. University of Washington, Seattle.

Shotwell, K., Hanselman, D., and Clausen, D.M. 2005. Rougheye. in NPFMC, editor. Gulf of Alaska SAFE, Anchorage, AK 99501.

Sinclair, A., Martell, S., and Boutillier, J. 2001. Assessment of Pacific cod off the west coat of Vancouver Island and in Hecate Strait, November 2001. Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Research Document 2001/159, 60 p.

Stanley, R., Starr, P., Olsen, N., and Haigh, R. 2004. Summary of results of the 2003 Queen Charlotte Sound bottom trawl survey. Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Research Document 2004/028, 50 p.

Tsuyuki, H., E. Roberts, R.H. Lowes, W. Hadaway, and S.J. Westrheim. 1968. Contribution of protein electrophoresis to rockfish (Scorpaenidae) systematics. Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada 25: 2477–2501.

Weinberg, K.L., Wilkins, M.E., Shaw, F.R., and Zimmerman, M. 2002. The 2001 Pacific west coast bottom trawl survey of groundfish resources: estimates of distribution, abundance, and length and age composition. U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-AFSC-128, 140 p. + Appendices.

Yang, M-S., and Nelson, M.W. 2000. Food habits of the commercially important groundfishes in the Gulf of Alaska in 1990, 1993, and 1996. U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-AFSC-112, 174 p.