Seabass, White

Seabass is a loosely related group of fish, many of which are not actually members of the bass family, such as toothfish, rockfish, and croaker. Black seabass, available from Atlantic waters, is a true seabass. Chilean seabass (which is not a seabass but a Patagonia toothfish) has grown in popularity in recent years, and its sustainability varies depending on where it is raised. There are many illegal fishing activities in certain parts of the world due to high price and demand.

Pacific white seabass (which is actually a croaker) is caught locally in the Monterey Bay and is a ?best choice? when caught with a handline, according to the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch. It is a lean, saltwater-dwelling fish with large flakes, suitable for cooking whole on the grill.