RCA Data Interpretations

RCA Data in Review

Since Fall 2012, we have identified, measured, and retained or released a total of 6,455 fishes from 3 study areas: 2,455 from Half Moon Bay fishing spots, 1,723 from the Farallon Islands, and 2,277 from Cordell Bank.

This website provides preliminary data summaries for the fishes caught. The data collected through this research project will assist fisheries management decisions on the effectiveness of Rockfish Conservation Areas as a management tool. This project attempts to answer the following questions: