A canary rockfish stares into the camera lens


The Council manages a diverse array of species under the groundfish fishery management plan, including more than 65 rockfish species; flatfish, such as petrale sole and Dover sole; and roundfish, such as sablefish and Pacific whiting (hake). Most groundfish are caught with trawl and longline gear, with small amounts caught by other kinds of hook-and-line gear.

Upcoming Council Meeting

Nov 15–22, 2021

Costa Mesa, CA

Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa 3050 Bristol Street Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Phone: 714-540-7000

A brown and green spotted lingcod sits on a rock


John DeVore

Todd Phillips