Sea Bass

Seafood shoppers face a confusing variety of market, local, và scientific names for fish. Ahy vọng the terms faced by consumers are bass & seabass. We’ve sầu assembled some information on different types of seabass lớn help you navigate these waters and make a more informed decision next time you visit the market.

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What Makes a Seabass?

Unlike salmon, seabass are not necessarily closely related as the term is applied to several species which chia sẻ certain attributes. The various fish we Gọi seabass generally nói qua an elongated body toàn thân shape, large head và mouth, tight scales, & a broad, fork-less tail. Seabass also spover some portion of their lifecycle in the ocean.

On the plate, seabass have a mild, sweet flavor with meat that turns White when cooked. Some species are known for high levels of omega-3’s, but most are not considered oily from a culinary perspective sầu. However if you are looking for chất lượng seafood as a source of Omega-3—và you should be—there are species of seabass, lượt thích Barramundi, that fit the bill.

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European Seabass

The European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax) are silvery grey và live in the coastal waters of Europe & North Africa. As European seabass have sầu become increasingly popular, most sản phẩm comes lớn market from farms in Greece & Turkey. European seabass is sold under various names including Mediterranean seabass, branzino, and loup de mer. In the UK it is sold as European seabass whereas in US, it’s most frequently sold as branzino (branzini, plural) and many restaurants serve sầu them whole.

Top fish is a true striped bass. Bottom fish is a hybrid striped bass. Phokhổng lồ by California Department of Fish & Wildlife (Flickr).

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Black Seabass

The blachồng seabass (Centropristis striata) is found on the East Coast of North America is part of a family that mostly include species of grouper. These small, black-scaled seabass are a popular sport fish. Commercially, blachồng seabass are usually caught on hooks or in fish traps. Blachồng seabass is a firmer fleshed fish than striped bass, with less oil, but has a similar mild flavor.


Chilean seabass a.k.a. Patagonian toothfish. Public Domain (Wikipedia

Barramundi / Asian Seabass

Barramundi (Lates calcarifer) is the Australian aboriginal name for Asian seabass; a term that means “large scaled fish.” Barramundi spawn in estuaries are able khổng lồ live in both fresh và saltwater environments.

When British scientists first encountered Barramundi in Southeast Asia they noted its similarity khổng lồ European seabass and named it “Asian Seabass.” This history remains very much alive sầu today throughout Southeast Asia where it’s broadly known as “seabass.” Organizations lượt thích Australis have sầu discovered that this hardy and adaptable species is ideally suited for sustainable aquaculture, without the pitfalls associated with other fish species.

Barramundi cooks up Trắng with a mild, sweet flavor, và thanks lớn its relatively high oil nội dung, the flesh stays moist regardless of cooking method. American consumers have sầu started to lớn discover the delicious taste & versatility of Barramundi and it continues khổng lồ be Australia’s most popular fish. The health benefits & user-friendliness of Barramundi, its year-round availability, affordability & sustainability makes this seabass a must buy.