Black Sea Bass
Alternative Names: Humpback, rock bass
Monterey Bay Recommendation: All "Best Choice" seabass ("suzuki" in sushi) is caught with handlines, pots or traps or farmed in closed tanks. Then look for a "Good Alternative," but know that these sources have environmental issues. Take a pass on black seabass caught in the U.S. Atlantic with trawls.
Uses in Cooking: This generally small and fish is a perfect shape and size for whole fish preparations. They can be pan fried, grilled, or roasted.
Similar Fish: Ocean perch, rockfish, striped bass
Description: A medium firm fish with a light flavor and nice edible skin.
Fun Facts: Black sea bass are actually a member of the grouper family.