- 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.
California Department of Fish and Game (Marine Region)
20 Lower Ragsdale Drive, Suite #100
Type Of Organization
The Marine Resources Division: protects, maintains, and enhances populations and habitats of marine plants, invertebrates, fish, and mammals, and provides opportunities for their uses; and conducts research and management programs.
Name Of Contact
The mission of the Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) is to manage California's diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend, for their ecological values and for their use and enjoyment by the public. Functions and responsibilities of the CDFG are derived from the State Constitution and the Fish and Game Code. CDFG's implementing regulations are found in Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations