YOUR MISSION:

Rockfish Revival

 Take a picture of your live rockfish on a descending device with the MyCatch mobile app. Each rockfish entered qualifies for a chance to win one of three $1,000 prizes in 2020!

 Photo Credits: Tristan Blaine/CCIRA

About Rockfish Revival

 Enhancing rockfish recovery through citizen science, outreach and field experiments. There are four main objectives for the project.

  1. Improving angler awareness about the project

  2. Generating research data for rockfish from anglers

  3. Studying how effective descending devices are in rockfish recovery

  4. Analysing the effect on rockfish communication after release.

 

New Rules and New Tools when catching Rockfish in BC

  • There are new rules for rockfish in BC. 

  • Any rockfish that are not being kept, must be immediately released to the water and descending to a similar depth at which they were caught.

  • This means you need to carry a descending device on your boat. 

 
 
What tools do I need?

Spring-loaded

Clamp

Attaches to the jaw and releases the fish from a manually-triggered clamp at the chosen depth.

Pressure-release

Clamp

Attaches to the jaw and automatically releases when a depth setting on the device is reached.

Inverted Weighted

Hook (barbless)

 Attaches to the jaw and when the correct depth is reached and the line is tugged, a recovered rockfish will swim away.

Download the MyCatch Mobile App

  • Free Ocean maps

  • Rockfish Conservation Areas shown

  • Fishing regulations

  • Offline maps 

 
Participating Researchers

Natalie Ban

University of Victoria

Sean Simmons

President of Angler's Atlas

Dana Haggarty

Fisheries and Oceans

Paul Venturelli

Ball State University

Francis Jaunes

University of Victoria

Supporting Partners
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Rockfish Revival is part of the Angler's Atlas.

rockfishrevival@anglersatlas.com

PO Box 182 Prince George, BC, V2L 4S1