RCA in Review – Preliminary Data Interpretations

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 (See Table 1 Here). 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: