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(vertebrate zoology)
Anoplopoma fimbria. An abundant black-skinned fish in the North Pacific.



(Anoplopoma fimbria), a marine fish of the order Scorpaeniformes. The fish usually measures 40–60 cm long and weighs 1–3 kg. The coloring is dark gray. The body is torpedo-shaped, and the base of the tail is slender. There are two dorsal fins and a tail fin that has a deep depression. The sablefish is encountered in the Bering Sea and in the Pacific Ocean as far south as southern California and Tokyo Bay. It spawns from fall to spring at depths of more than 400 m. The young live deep in the water and swim closer to the bottom at night as they grow. The sablefish has commercial importance, as its flesh is tasty and the liver is rich in vitamins A and D.


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Anoplopoma fimbria, from Oregon coastal waters California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations Reports, 35:160-174.
Stock structure and movement of tagged sablefish, Anoplopoma fimbria, in offshore northeast Pacific waters and the effects of El Nino-Southern Oscillation on migration and growth.
Climatic influence linking copepod production with strong year-classes in sablefish, Anoplopoma fimbria.
Pacific hake juveniles and adults are also prey for other nekton, including dogfish, Squalus acanthias; sablefish, Anoplopoma fimbria; lingcod, Ophidon elongates: arrowtooth flounder, Atheresthes stomias; rockfishes, Sebastes spp.
The preliminary groundfish fishery management plans closed many areas to foreign trawling year-round and/or seasonally to protect domestic fisheries for crab, sablefish, Anoplopoma fimbria, and Pacific halibut from that competition.
Using trawls and traps, they found that sablefish, Anoplopoma fimbria, were the dominant finfish on each of the seamounts and that trap catch rates of sablefish were higher than those from NMFS survey sites off southeastern Alaska.
Stock group Common name Scientific name Rockfish bocaccio Sebastes paucispinis canary rockfish Sebastes pinniger chilipepper Sebastes goodei darkblotched rockfish Sebastes crameri Pacific ocean perch Sebastes alutus widow rockfish Sebastes entornelas yelloweye rockfish Sebastes ruberrimus yellowtail rockfish Sebastes flavidus shortspine thornyhead Sebastolobus alascanus Roundfish cabezon Seorpaenichthys marmoratus lingcod Ophiodon elongatus Pacific whiting Merluecius productus sablefish Anoplopoma fimbria Flatfish Dover sole Microstomus pacificas petrale sole Eopsetta jordani Coastal Pacific mackerel Scomber japonicus pelagic Pacific sardine Sardinops sagax No.
The decline can be attributed to management regulations that encouraged more efficient fishing practices and the introduction of individual quota management programs for the sablefish, Anoplopoma fimbria, longline fishery in Alaska and the groundfish bottom trawl fishery in British Columbia.
We measured 25 sablefish, Anoplopoma fimbria; 7 blackgill rockfish, Sebastes melanstomus; 6 aurora rockfish, Sebastes aurora; 8 greenspotted rockfish, Sebastes chlorostictus; 3 greenstriped rockfish, Sebastes elongatus; and 1 rosethorn rockfish, Sebastes helvomaculatus.
Movable box-shaped traps used for sablefish, Anoplopoma fimbria Pallas, caught ragfish (specimen size and sex not listed) in Barkley Sound, B.
We alleviate such potential problems by monitoring the total effort of each vessel within eight generally classified fisheries: groundfish (including wall-eye pollock, Theragra chalcogramma; Pacific cod, Gadus macrocephalus; Atka mackerel, Pleurogrammus monopterygius; rockfish, Sebastolobus and Sebastes species; sablefish, Anoplopoma fimbria; flatfish, primarily Alaska plaice, or Pleuronectes quadrituberculatus; and "other groundfish (7)"); Pacific herring, Clupea pallasi; Pacific halibut, Hippoglossus stenolepis; Pacific salmon, Oncorhynchus spp.
Sablefish, Anoplopoma fimbria, and several species of rockfish, Sebastes spp.