Slightly elongated bodies. Typically freckled or spotted.

Long dorsal fin, separated into distinct front and back sections.

Also known as Sea Trout, Greenlings are a widespread bottom species along the Pacific Coast and are most commonly found in areas with current breaks, such as breakwaters, sea walls, rocky sea beds and kelp forests.


45 to 50 cm (18 to 20 inches)


1 to 2 kg (2 to 4 ½ pounds)


Found across the North Pacific. In B.C., they are widely dispersed and very common.


Year ‘round. Found in both deep ocean and shallow, inshore waters. Traditional rod and reel is popular.


Typically a flaky, moist and delicate “white fish.” Many cooking variations are popular.


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