- 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.
To provide the scientific expertise and technical capabilities needed to develop and conduct the research programs required to protect, restore, and enhance the state's extensive estuarine and marine resources
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Responsibilities: Sets seasons for saltwater fishing and shellfishing; Studies marine resources & does mariculture research; Promotes recreational fishing and shellfishing; Manages state shellfish grounds; Maintains state's artificial reefs; Performs environmental reviews; Promotes seafood marketing; Maintains a marine science library; Conducts marine fish tagging programs; Conducts marine education programs & public outreach; Provides information on saltwater commercial fishing; Provides information on saltwater fishing tournaments