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California White Seabass


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Product Description

A beloved West Coast fish, white seabass isn’t actually a seabass but a type of croaker known for its large size and fantastic flavor. Also known in the market as white weakfish and king croaker, white seabass availability in California is highest from mid-June through August. The remainder of the year, Catalina Offshore maintains a fairly consistent supply of this fish from fisheries based in Baja California.

White seabass reside primarily in kelp forests and feed on bait fish, squid and pelagic crabs, which gives them their delicious taste. White seabass is a mild and slightly sweet fish with a firm texture. It cooks up white, flaky and moist, lending itself to most cooking applications. It is also able to withstand bold sauces and seasonings. Note: this fish contains a bright red bloodline which will naturally oxidize when exposed to the air, becoming grayish in color within 24-48 hours.

White seabass suffered overfishing during the 1960s through the mid '80s. Strict fishery management policies, along with local farming and re-population efforts, have since returned stocks to sustainable levels. Today, white seabass caught by hook and line is considered a “Best Choice” by Seafood Watch, and white seabass caught by gillnet is considered a “Good Alternative”. This fish is also approved by our partner in sustainability, Seafood for the Future.

Product Videos

California White Bass, White Weakfish and King Croaker
Atractoscion nobilis
Year round, April - August primary months
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

Primary Product Forms

Whole gutted, Fillet, H&G
Fillets boneless and skinless
Day Boat Nets, Gill Net and Hook & Line

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California
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Product Profile

Mild

Firm

Featured Recipe

White Seabass Fish Tacos



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