Bass, Black Sea – U.S. ATLANTIC, POTS/TRAPS
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 were once depleted, but because of good management have now recovered to healthy abundances.
Black Sea Bass are fished with a variety of gears. When fished with pots or traps, some damage may occur to bottom ocean habitats but there are minimal catches of non-target species.