The Safina Center

Koho salmon.Koho salmon.Photo taken by: Carl Safina

Species has a combination of problems such as overfishing, high bycatch, and poor management.
Bass, Black Sea – U.S. Atlantic, Bottom Trawl

Black Sea Bass are caught among rocky structures by both recreational and commercial fishers along the entire Atlantic coast. They begin life as females and become males by the time they are five years old.

Black Sea Bass populations are currently at healthy abundances. However, fishing with bottom trawls causes extensive damage to important ocean habitat and catches large numbers of unintended species, including loggerhead sea turtles.

Full Seafood Watch species report here.