from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A large edible rockfish (Sebastes paucispinis) of eastern Pacific waters, having a long lower jaw and a reddish-brown body.
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- noun A
venomousmarine fish, taxonomic name Sebastes paucispinis, in the Sebastinae subfamilyfound in the subtropical Eastern Pacific.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Even more surprising, the study also claims that sport fishing accounts for nearly one-quarter of the catch of many overfished species such as red snapper, red drum, and bocaccio.
Protections for bocaccio, yelloweye and canary rockfish, a slow-growing rockfish that can outlive many humans were pushed into oblivion due to overfishing in the 1970s and 1980s.
He was later able to sell the bocaccio, although the catch still counted against his quota for the year.
There are such strict limits on catching the overfished bocaccio that netting a large load, even by accident, can sideline and even ruin an independent fisherman.
Oceanside: 24 anglers, one half-day boat: 92 sculpin, 31 rockfish, 23 vermillion rockfish, 1 bocaccio, 3 whitefish and 20 sanddabs.
Our biggest fish to that point had been a couple of whitefish and bocaccio, or salmon grouper, that went around 2 pounds.
The feds will almost certainly, sometime this spring, declare three rockfish species in Puget Sound - yelloweye, canary, and bocaccio - as either threatened or endangered, and so the state is required to respond.
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