Blue Ocean Institute


Some problems exist with this species' status or catch methods, or information is insufficient for evaluating. Bass, European Sea- hook and line caught

European Sea Bass are found throughout the Mediterranean and Black Seas and along the Atlantic coast of Europe. They reach sexual maturity between 4 to 8 years of age, and may live for 30 years.

Although the abundance of European Sea Bass is not known throughout its entire range, populations around the United Kingdom are sustainably fished.

European Sea Bass are caught by a variety of gears including hook and line. Hook and line fisheries typically cause little, if any, damage to the sea floor, and result in low levels of bycatch.

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