Be a part of sustainable rockfish management in Puget Sound: Take our survey!

Do you fish in Puget Sound? You can help inform future management of Puget Sound rockfish! Consider taking part in a survey that Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) rockfish researchers launched this summer to help evaluate anglers’ understanding of rockfish biology and ecology.

Many Puget Sound rockfish populations have declined dramatically over the last several decades, resulting in broad-scale changes to bottomfish fishing regulations to support rockfish conservation.

Since 2010, when three rockfish species were listed under the Endangered Species Act, state, regional, and federal fishery managers have worked to expand public awareness about rockfish biology and ecology, fishing regulation changes, and actions that people can take to support rockfish recovery.

This survey is integral to both evaluating our existing outreach efforts and their impact on anglers’ awareness of rockfish biology and management, as well as helping to guide future strategies.

Take the survey

This 20–30 minute survey will cover rockfish biology, Puget Sound fishing regulations, and rockfish identification. The survey is completely anonymous — project staff will not have the ability to link your name with responses to any question. Please note that you must be 18 years or older to complete the survey. To launch the survey, click here.

Other opportunities to make a difference with community science

This is just one example of the many opportunities to help impact fisheries monitoring management. Community scientists (just like you!) can help provide important information about populations and trends. Learn more in our community science blog post.

For more information about rockfish in Washington, visit our website.



The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is dedicated to preserving, protecting and perpetuating the state’s fish and wildlife resources.

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