About Rockfish Revival
Rules and Tools
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!
Enhancing rockfish recovery through citizen science, outreach and field experiments. There are four main objectives for the project.
Improving angler awareness about the project
Generating research data for rockfish from anglers
Studying how effective descending devices are in rockfish recovery
Analysing the effect on rockfish communication after release.
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.
Attaches to the jaw and releases the fish from a manually-triggered clamp at the chosen depth.
Attaches to the jaw and automatically releases when a depth setting on the device is reached.
Attaches to the jaw and when the correct depth is reached and the line is tugged, a recovered rockfish will swim away.
Free Ocean maps
Rockfish Conservation Areas shown
University of Victoria
President of Angler's Atlas
Fisheries and Oceans
Ball State University