Blue Ocean Institute

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Some problems exist with this species' status or catch methods, or information is insufficient for evaluating. Seabass, White

White Seabass are found along the US Pacific coast, growing over 1.5 m in length and 40 kg in weight. They grow at a moderate rate, may live for 25 years, and can produce millions of eggs each year.

The US commercial fishery for White Seabass occurs in Californian waters, where abundance of White Seabass is at a medium level.

Most fish are caught using drift and set gillnets, which cause little or no habitat damage. Some marine mammals are incidentally caught in this fishery but the State of California has implemented regulations to reduce their bycatch.

Full species report here.