Slope Rockfish - Pacific Ocean Perch

Graphic: Pacific Ocean Perch

Pacific Ocean Perch (Sebastes alutus) dominates the rockfish catch in Canada's Pacific groundfish trawl fishery. This long-lived species, commonly called POP, inhabits the sloping walls of marine canyons along the coast of British Columbia (BC) in association with many other rockfish species. POP has an important economic and cultural impact on smaller BC communities like Prince Rupert.

Publications

Schnute, J. T., R. Haigh, B. A. Krishka, and P. Starr. 2001. Pacific ocean perch assessment for the west coast of Canada in 2001. Can. Sci. Ad. Sec. Res. Doc. 2001/138. 90 p.  Complete Document (PDF).

Schnute, J. T. and R. Haigh. 2000. Estimating stock biomass from tow-by-tow data for Pacific groundfish. Canadian Stock Assessment Secretariat Research Document 2000/155. 32 p.  Complete Document (PDF).

Schnute, J. T., N. Olsen, and R. Haigh. 1999. Slope rockfish assessment for the west coast of Canada in 1999. Canadian Stock Assessment Secretariat, Research Document 99/184. 104 p.  Complete Document (PDF).

Schnute, J. T., N. Olsen, and R. Haigh. 1999. Slope rockfish assessment for the west coast of Canada in 1998. Canadian Stock Assessment Secretariat, Research Document 99/16. 79 p.  Complete Document (PDF).

Richards, L. J., N. Olsen, J. T. Schnute, and R. Haigh. 1997. Slope rockfish stock assessment for the west coast of Canada in 1997 and recommended yield options for 1998. Canadian Stock Assessment Secretariat, Research Document 97/147, 61 p. 

Richards, L. J., J. T. Schnute, and N. Olsen. 1997. Visualizing catch-age analysis: a case study. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 54: 1646-1658. .

Richards, L. J. and N. Olsen. 1996. Slope rockfish stock assessment for the west coast of Canada in 1996 and recommended yields for 1997. Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 2134. 91 p.

Richards, L. J. 1993. Slope rockfish assessments for 1993 and recommended yield options for 1994. PSARC Working Paper G93-8. 63 p.

Richards, L. J. 1994. Slope rockfish assessments for 1994 and recommended yield options for 1995. PSARC Working Paper G94-9. 25 p.

Richards, L. J. 1995. Slope rockfish assessments for 1995 and recommended yield options for 1996. PSARC Working Paper G95-9. 35 p.

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For more information about ongoing work on Pacific Ocean Perch at the Pacific Biological Station, please contact Dr. Jon Schnute. For information about groundfish fisheries management or the stock assessment review process in the Pacific Region, please visit the Groundfish Management Unit homepage.