- 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.
2600 Washington Ave., P. O. Box 756
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The Commission manages the Commonwealth's marine fishery and habitat resources
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The Commission manages the Commonwealth's marine fishery and habitat resources. It emphasizes a decision-making process that is science-based, balanced, and open to wide public participation to ensure healthy resources and maximum benefit to all citizens. It reseeds publicly-owned oyster beds, leases oyster planting grounds, constructs artificial reefs to enhance habitat, and is responsible for Virginia's streambeds and tidal bottomlands, wetlands, and dunes. The Virginia Marine Patrol enforces boating, fishery, and habitats management laws and regulations in tidal waters. It also provides search and rescue services and public health services related to seafood.