Blue Ocean Institute


Species is relatively abundant, and fishing methods cause little damage to habitat and other wildlife.
Bass, Striped (Suzuki) 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, and are mostly caught using hook and line, and gillnets. These fishing methods have minimal habitat impacts and result in moderate levels of bycatch.

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.