Delicious for all cooking applications, this deep water treasure is prized for its bright red color and firm versatile flesh.
Vermillion rock cod and blackgill are found mostly in deep water canyons and banks along the Pacific coastline from Northern Canada to the Southern Baja Mexico area of San Quentin.
These fish are prized by local fisherman for their high market value, and local chefs for their high yield and succulent flavor. Rock cod feed primarily on small crustaceans and squid, although they also feed on anchovies and sardines in the shallow zones. Hook and line catch methods and small panga fishing vessels ensure sustainable harvests from San Diego to Baja.
Sweet and mild to medium in flavor with a firm, coarse-flaked texture, our local rockfish are often selected local sushi bars and restaurants.
March - August
Primary Product FormsWhole, Gutted, Fillets
Hook & Line
California and Baja California
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Mild to medium