> > >

Yellowtail Rockfish

Yellowtail Rockfish is a fish that lives in the Pacific from Alaska down to California.

Its sides are spotted with yellow; its tail is a solid yellow and its other fins are a muted yellow. It has a lower jaw that projects a bit from the head of the fish.

The fish can live up to 50 years in the wild, if not caught, and grow up to 26 inches (65 cm) long. By 3 years of age, it will be about 11 inches (30 cm) long. By 5 years will be about 13 inches (33 cm) long. A two foot (60 cm) long Yellowtail Rockfish will weigh about 7 1/2 pounds (3 1/2 kilos.)

A Yellowtail Rockfish tends to spend its entire life in one general area, feeding on small fish, squid and crustaceans.

It has rose-coloured firm flesh, with a dark layer of flesh just under the skin, with a taste similar to that of other rockfish.

Cooking Tips

Its firm flesh stays together during cooking, making it good for soups or stews.


Anchovy; Blue Fish; Bombay Duck; Caviar; Eels; Fish and Chips; Fish and Seafood Dishes; Fish Fumet; Fish Plank / Plank Cooking; Fish Sauces; Fish Slice; Fish Stock; Fish Worms; Fish; Fugu; Grey Mullet; Lutefisk; Mahimahi; Mola Mola; Perch; Pink Fish; Poaching; Safe Cooking Temperatures; Sardines; Smoking; Sole; Swordfish; Vesiga; White Fish; White Seabream; Yellowtail Jack; Yellowtail Rockfish; Yellowtail Snapper; Zander

Please share this information with your friends. They may love it.

Also called:

Sebastes flavidus (Scientific Name)


Oulton, Randal. "Yellowtail Rockfish." CooksInfo.com. Published 08 December 2004; revised 17 September 2005. Web. Accessed 05/22/2018. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/yellowtail-rockfish>.

© Copyright 2018. All rights reserved and enforced. You are welcome to cite CooksInfo.com as a reference, but no direct copying and republishing is allowed.