The Safina Center

Coho salmon.Coho salmon.Photo taken by: Carl Safina

Species is relatively abundant, and fishing methods cause little damage to habitat and other wildlife.
Bass, Striped (Suzuki) – U.S., Hook and Line These fish contain levels of mercury or PCBs that may pose a health risk to adults and children.

Striped Bass are a moderately growing, long-lived fish found along the Atlantic Coast of the U.S. and Canada. Since the collapse of the Striped Bass fishery in the 1980s, numbers have gradually increased due to successful management, and today Striped Bass have a high abundance throughout much of their range.

Striped Bass are an important recreational and commercial seafood species. When caught with hook and line, there are minimal affects 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.