SABLEFISH (Anoplopoma fimbria), commonly known as blackcod, inhabits shelf and slope waters from California around the north Pacific to the Bering Sea and Japan. It is most abundant in northern BC and the Gulf of Alaska. The sablefish spawns primarily from Jan to Mar along the continental shelf. It has an elongated black or green-grey body with 2 well-separated, almost equal-sized dorsal fins. The average size of a mature sablefish 4–5 years old is 55 cm; maximum size is about 80 cm. The...

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