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Redbanded Rockfish ( Sebastes babcocki )
Adorned with beautiful pink and red striping, the Redbanded Rockfish is a vibrant, visually appealing species.  The flesh consistency of this fish is firm and flaky.  It's flavour is consistent with that of most rockfish, mild and sweet.


Shortspine Thornyhead (Sebastolobus alascanus)
This species of rockfish can reach lengths of up to 76 cm and can weigh up to 6 pounds. They are a vibrant red colour and have bright, white flesh, which is said to be sweeter than that of other rockfish.


Longspine Thornyhead(Sebastolobus altivelis)
The Longspine Thornyhead typically grows to lengths of 35 cm and weighs about 2 to 3 pounds. Their flavour is undistinguishable from that of the Shortspine Thornyheads.


Pacific Ocean Perch(Sebastes alutus)
This fish is bright red in colour, with olive stippling on both sides. It reaches a length of up to 50 cm, and weighs about 2 to 3 pounds. It is a lean fish with white, flaky flesh and a mild flavouring.


Yellowmouth Rockfish(Sebastes reedi)
The Yellowmouth Rockfish grows up to 58 cm. Their meat is uniform to that of the rockfish species: white, moist, and slightly flaky with a mild flavour.


Canary Rockfish (Sebastes pinniger)
With its bright and vibrant colouring, the Canary Rockfish is like the parrot of the Pacific Ocean . It is one of the largest of the rockfish family, growing up to about 76 cm, making it one of the premium rockfish varieties. Their flesh is very typical of any of the rockfish species, very light and mild in flavour.


Redstripe Rockfish (Sebastes proriger)
This particular species of rockfish grow up to 61 cm in length. Their meat is uniform to that of the rockfish species: white, moist, and slightly flaky with a mild flavour.


Rougheye Rockfish (Sebastes aleutianus)
Often marketed as Pacific Ocean Perch, the Rougheye grows up to 97 cm in length. Their meat is virtually undistinguishable from that of the Pacific Ocean Perch, or any other rockfish.


Shortraker Rockfish (Sebastes borealis)
As is the case of the Rougheye Rockfish, the Shortraker is often marketed as Pacific Ocean Perch. Their meat is also virtually undistinguishable from that of other rockfish species.


Yellowtail Rockfish(Sebastes flavidus)
Commonly known as “greenies”, this colourful fish is eye-catching in any display: forest green on its back, fading into lighter shades towards the belly, trailed by flecks of yellow at the base of the tail fin. They can grow to 71 cm and their meat is similar to that of all rockfish: lean, white, and moist, with a mild flavour.


Widow Rockfish (Sebastes entomelas)
The Widow Rockfish is one of the most prominent species of rockfish on the Pacific Coast . They are slightly softer than most rockfish, but when in fillet form, are virtually undistinguishable from other rockfish. They grow to lengths of 59 cm.


Silvergray Rockfish (Sebastes brevispinis)
This species of rockfish possess the characteristics common to all species of rockfish: lean, moist flesh with a mild flavour. They typically grow to be 71 cm in length.


Sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria)
Also known as the “butterfish” due to its melt-in-your-mouth meat, the Sablefish is one of the most important and abundant fish species off the northern British Columbia coast. Sablefish meat has a high-fat content, giving it a soft, velvety texture and an exceptionally rich, yet somewhat mild flavour. The typical catch size is about 60 cm and weighs 10 pounds.


Lingcod (Ophiodon elongatus)
Lingcod fillets can appear greenish when raw, but will turn white when cooked. Although some find this green colour unappealing, these fillets are of outstanding quality and many experienced seafood eaters prefer them this way.


Pacific Cod (Gadus macrocephalus)
This is one of the most desirable of the North Pacific Ocean groundfish. They grow up to 60 cm and weigh anywhere from 6 to 8 pounds. In the marketplace, they are rarely separately distinguished from the Atlantic Cod, and are frequently used interchangeably. The only noticeable difference between the two is the higher moisture content of the Pacific Cod. The flesh of this fish is white and flaky with a mild flavour.


Dover Sole(Microstomus pacificus)
This fish typically grows to approximately 76 cm and up to 10 pounds, however, the average size caught by trawlers is around 1 pound. Dover Sole flesh is very soft and moist, and is said to be the most delectable of the flatfish family. Oddly enough, it has been found that the meat actually improves with age (only a day or two), making it a favourite among restaurateurs.


Petrale Sole (Eopsetta jordani)
Actually a member of the flounder family, the Petrale Sole is the most sought after of all Pacific Coast flatfish, highly valued for it's delicious flavour and fine texture. It is one of the larger of the flatfishes, with a thicker fillet than most, making it the Mercedes-Benz of the Flatfish family.


Rock Sole (Pleuronectes bilineatus, formerly Lepidopsetta bilineata)
The Rock Sole is one of the most important of the smaller flatfishes on the west coast. The flesh and flavour of Rock Sole is very similar to that of Petrale Sole. It is a lean fish with delicate white flesh, and grows to 61 cm, weighing in at about 6 pounds. The weight caught by trawlers is typically between 1 and 1 ½ pounds.


Lemon Sole (Pleuronectes vetulus, formerly Parophrys vetulus)
Also referred to as the “English Sole”, this fish grows to a length of approximately 61 cm, although the average size caught is 36 cm and ¾ pound. It has the delicate, light flavour characteristic of most flatfish.


Pacific Dogfish (Squalus acanthias)

This fish is the Pacific Coast 's “diamond in the rough”. Its white meat has a sweet, mild flavour and a flaky yet firm texture. It can be used as a substitute for many white-fleshed fishes. Dogfish is very popular in Europe , being used mainly as the fillet in fish and chip dishes. They grow to approximately 90cm and usually weigh in at 7 to 10 pounds.


Alaskan Pollock (Theragra chalcogramma)

A member of the cod family, the Alaskan Pollock grows to an average length of 40 cm and weighs between ½ to 2 pounds. It is a mild, delicately flavoured fish which some find more flavourful than cod. It has a slightly coarse texture, but cooks nicely, resulting in lean, moist, meat with a nice flake.

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