Last update: December 5th, 2019 at 8:00 am
The Bocaccio rockfish is the poster child for an overfished species, currently estimated to be 2-4 percent their original biomass.
Bocaccio rockfish have been important to both commercial and recreational fisheries for several decades.
Therefore the maximum age of this species is not well understood, but it is thought to be at least 50 years.
Also the bocaccio rockfish is one of the larger rockfish and can grow up to 3 feet in length and live to 45 years.
Females grow faster than males and also live longer.
Southern California bocaccio mature at 14 inches and reproduce at around 18 inches
while northern males mature at 22 inches and females at 24 inches.
El Niño and La Niña effect of the upwelling due to the drastic changes in the warmth of water.