White Sea Bass

Atractoscion nobilis

Despite its name White sea bass is not a sea bass, but a member of the croaker and drum family. The family is named after the croaking sound emitted by the fish when vibrating their air bladder. It is primarily found along the Pacific, mainly between San Francisco, Baja, and the northern Gulf of California. California caught White sea bass have a green Best Choice rating from Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch when caught by hook-and-line due to effective fishery management. White sea bass has a similar flavor profile to halibut with a mild taste and firm, flaky texture. The thick fillets make this a great grilling fish to kick off the summer months.

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