(Hook-and-line from California, Oregon and Washington)
Black rockfish from California, Washington and Oregon is the "Best Choice."
Black Bass, Black Rock Cod, Black Snapper, Sea Bass
Buyer beware: rockfish is often mislabeled as red snapper or Pacific snapper. There are no snapper on the U.S. West Coast.
Black rockfish populations off the coast of California, Washington and Oregon are healthy and abundant. Unlike other species of rockfish, black rockfish grow and reproduce fairly quickly - traits that help them withstand fishing pressure.
Black rockfish are the most common species caught in coastal waters. They are mostly caught by hook-and-line or bottom longline, methods that do little habitat damage.
For these reasons, black rockfish is a "Best Choice."