The Canary Rockfish (Sebastes pinniger) lives on the rocky reefs of the Salish Sea. It eats crustaceans and small fish and can live for a very long time! Because they reach sexual maturity at around 15 years of age, rockfish, usually marketed as snapper, are threatened by overfishing.
Learn more about rockfish fishery in BC on the Literasea Marine Science blog.
Welcome to the 12 days of fish-mas gallery!
At Christmas time in 2013 I made this gallery while working at the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre!