- 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 Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with the responsibility of managing and protecting Louisiana's abundant natural resources
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It is the mission of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), Marine Fisheries Division to conserve and protect Louisianas renewable aquatic resources for present and future generations of Louisiana citizens by controlling harvest and by replenishing and enhancing stocks and habitat. This is accomplished by setting seasons, size and possession limits, gear restrictions, or other means of protecting key resources; replenishing species and enhancing or developing species or habitats as needed to provide for the needs of consumptive and non-consumptive users or environmental health; research to provide insights into the proper functioning of natural systems; and educating the public and promoting wise use of these resources.