Sea Bass-Bank.jpg

Sea Bass, Bank

Scientific name: Centropristis ocyurus (Jordan and Evermann, 1887)

Common name: Bank Sea Bass

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Food and Bait Code: 281 - Sea bass, bank

License and Endorsements Required for Commercial Harvest:
SPL - Saltwater Products License
RS - Restricted Species Endorsement

* These are unofficial designations, please see Florida Administrative Code Chapter 68B for specifics, https://www.flrules.org/.


Image Credit: William R. Tipton, Jr.



FWC Facts:
Just like fish, blue crabs use gills to breathe. But unlike fish, blue crabs can survive out of water for over 24 hours, as long as their gills are kept moist.

Learn More at AskFWC