- Black sea bass have dangerously sharp spines on their dorsal fin that can puncture human skin.
- The all-tackle world record for black sea bass is 9 pounds, 8 ounces.
- When hooked in deep water and brought quickly to the surface, a black sea bass will often regurgitate its stomach contents.
The Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources comprises the bureaus of Fisheries, Wildlife, Habitat and Marine Resources and division-level offices
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The mission of the Bureau of Marine Resources is to manage and maintain the state's living marine, estuarine and anadromous resources, and to protect and enhance the habitat upon which these resources depend, in order to assure that diverse and self-sustaining populations of these resources are available for future generations. Consistent with such stewardship, and in recognition of the intrinsic value of productive marine ecosystems, the Bureau will manage the state's living marine, estuarine and anadromous resources to achieve optimum benefit by providing for the broadest range of uses including commercial and recreational harvest, human consumption, natural forage and observation and appreciation. Optimizing benefit may include: managing, restoring and enhancing indigenous marine, estuarine and anadromous resources and their habitats; regulating the harvest of these resources to optimize yield; assuring that living marine, estuarine and anadromous resources available for harvest and human consumption meet public health guidelines; providing enhanced public access to waters of the marine and coastal district; and promoting public awareness of the value and benefits of diverse and productive marine, estuarine and anadromous resources and habitats and the function of resource management in securing such value and benefits.