Successful season after CDFW lifts depth restrictions on rockfish

Jan 22, 2020

For two decades, recreational fishing for groundfish species in deep waters off the California coast was declared off limits by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. This was meant to protect certain stocks that had been overfished, notably the yelloweye rockfish. But on November 1st of last year, because of increasing populations of the rockfish, the depth limit restrictions were lifted. KZYX talked to Richard Thornton, owner-manger of Anchor Charter Boats in Fort Bragg, about the season that finished at the end of December.


Richard Thornton on the Kracken in Noyo Harbor