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Species is relatively abundant, and fishing methods cause little damage to habitat and other wildlife.
Bass, Striped (Suzuki) – U.S., HandlineThese fish contain levels of mercury or PCBs that may pose a health risk to adults and children. Our source of information is http://seafood.edf.org/.  We also recommend that you check local advisories.

Striped Bass are a moderately growing, long-lived fish found along the Atlantic Coast of the U.S. and Canada. Striped Bass is an important recreational and commercial seafood species.

The U.S. Striped Bass fishery is well managed and the population is not currently overfished. However, abundance is below the target abundance level and has been declining over the last decade.

When caught with handlines, there are minimal effects on non-target species and bottom habitats.

Full species report here.

This fish may have high levels of mercury and PCBs that could pose a health risk to adults and children. More info here about mercury and PCBs in Striped Bass. Check out our mercury in seafood section.