Seafood Species

The seafood bounty of Alaska is unrivaled. With five species of salmon, several varieties of whitefish, and numerous shellfish species, Alaska offers mouthwatering seafood options for every taste and cooking method.

Rockfish

Alaska Rockfish is excellent whether sautéed, roasted, broiled or grilled, and perfect paired with rubs, marinades or sauces

SPECIES FACT SHEET

Download the complete Alaska Rockfish fact sheet.

FLAVOR & TEXTURE

Ranges from mild to full and rich firm, flaky texture.

NUTRITION FACTS

  • Excellent source of high-quality protein
  • Great source of omega-3 fatty acids

SIZE & SPECS

Alaska is home to many species of rockfish including: Northern, Dusky, Canary, Widow, Shortraker, Rougheye, Thornyhead, Pacific Ocean Perch, and many others.

There is a wide variance in weight between species, averaging between 3 to 14 pounds with a maximum weight of 30 to 36 pounds.

HARVESTING METHOD

  • Trawling
  • Longlining
  • Jig fishing

SEASONAL AVAILABILITY

Harvested January through November and available frozen year-round.

PREPARATION TIPS

Rockfish lends itself to many cooking methods:

  • Sautéing
  • Roasting
  • Broiling, or
  • Grilling

Its flavor profile lends itself to a wide range of rubs, marinades, and sauces.

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