Line-caught bass

Dicentrarchus labrax

One of the sea’s main predators, bass is the ultimate luxury fish. There are two different kinds of European sea bass, found in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean.

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Les caractéristiques

Robe
  • Elongated body
  • Grey back and white belly
Palais
  • Delicate flesh, few bones
  • Grilled, roasted, pan fried, in a salt crust or even raw
Chair
  • Firm
  • High levels of protein, omega-3 and vitamin B

Saisonnalité

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Summer and autumn are line-caught bass’ high season.
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Dans l'assiette

With its lean, firm, pearly white flesh, this legendary fish is a classic, served at some of the world's finest restaurants. Although small bass usually tend to weigh between 1 and 2 kg, the biggest bass can weigh nearly 10 kg.


© Crédit photo : Philippe Bourrel - Chef of the restaurant Le Jardin - Hôtel Richemond

zones de pêche

Bass is found on France's Atlantic coast, where it prefers rough, oxygenated waters, and is also found in estuary areas.


Techniques de pêche


Line-caught bass is caught with lines, trolling lines and longlines. It is immediately bled and processed on board to preserve its quality flesh.


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