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.