Seabass

Dicentrarchus labrax

WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT?

  • Atlantic
  • Mediterranean
  • Baltic
  • Kattegat-Skagerrak

HOW TO MEASURE?

Total length (cm)

DOES IT HAVE A LEGAL SIZE?

Yes

HOW TO MEASURE

DISTRIBUTION MAP


DISTRIBUTION

Found in the North-east Atlantic ranging from the Norwegian Sea to West Africa, including the Canary Islands. Also found in the Mediterranean and Black Seas.

ECOLOGY

Demersal species found in shallow waters of rocky, sandy and muddy bottoms, although it can be found down to 100 m. It feeds on fish, crustaceans and cephalopods.

FISHERIES

Caught commonly by bottom and pelagic trawlers, fixed and drifted nets and lines. Majority found on sale are from aquaculture production.

DID YOU KNOW

Sea bass often explore coastal inshore waters and are frequently reported in lagoons, estuaries and even rivers.