Black Sea Bass

Centropristis striata

Also Known As

Sea bass, Blackfish, Rock bass, Black bass, Tallywag

U.S. wild-caught black sea bass is a smart seafood choice because it is sustainably managed and responsibly harvested under U.S. regulations.



Generally year-round, but varies by state.


U.S. wild-caught from Massachusetts to the west coast of Florida. The United States is the only source for this species.


Mild, fresh, somewhat delicate flavor.


Tender but firm.


Uncooked meat should be sparkling white and translucent. The meat is snow white when cooked.

Health Benefits

Black sea bass is a good low-fat source of protein and magnesium.

Health & Nutrition

Nutrition facts

Serving weight 100 g (raw)
Amount per serving
Calories 97
Protein 18.43 g
Fat, total 2 g
Saturated fatty acids, total 0.511 g
Carbohydrate 0 g
Sugars, total 0 g
Fiber, total dietary 0 g
Cholesterol 41 mg
Selenium 36.5 mcg
Sodium 68 mg

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