Black Sea Bass - Centropristis striatas

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Monterey Fish Market Seafood Index photograph of Black Sea Bass,  Centropristis striatas


Virginia to New England


Year-round with many Federal closures

Method of Capture:

Hook & Line, Trap and Trawl

Sustainability Consideration:

This is a highly regulated fishery. Avoid trawl-caught black sea bass.

Size Range:

1 to 3 pounds - (.75 - 1 pound = pins) (1 - 1.25 pounds = medium) (1.25 - 2 pounds = large) (2 pounds and up = jumbo)

Flavor and Texture:

Rich and complex flavor with a delicate, yet firm, refined texture

Cooking Tips:

roast, grill, sauté, fry, steam, serve raw