Black sea bass
Recommended servings per month
|Contaminant||Men||Women||Kids 6-12||Kids 0-5|
|Black sea bass (trawl-caught)||Mercury||4||4||4||4|
|Black sea bass (trap-caught, handline)||Mercury||4||4||4||4|
|European Sea Bass (farmed)||Unknown|
This popular species, prized by both commercial and recreational fishermen, is divided into two fisheries.
The North Atlantic population is in the process of rebuilding.
The South Atlantic population remains severely overfished. Both fisheries use bottom trawls, which have high rates of bycatch and habitat damage.