Sea bass

Dicentrarchus labrax


The body of the sea bass can measure up to around 100 centimetres, with a weight of about 12 kilograms


Also known as a “Loup de Mer” (sea-wolf), this fish is mainly enjoyed by connoisseurs, who know how to avoid deadening its wonderful taste.


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Natural habitat

The sea bass lives in the Eastern Atlantic, between Morocco and Norway. It is also found in the Mediterranean and the Black sea. It is mainly found in British waters, especially the North Sea.


Most sea bass live in small shoals in shallow, rocky coastal areas. In the winter, they head to deeper, warmer coastal areas.


It eats small fish, crustaceans and squid.


The sea bass has an elongated body. Its back is dark grey, and its sides are lighter. The dark stripe on its side is clearly visible. The fish is easily recognisable thanks to a striking black spot on its gills.


As it ages, the sea bass becomes less sociable and separates from its shoal.

Fishing method

net enclosures

Net enclosures are installations for fish farming in natural waters such as ponds, rivers or the open sea. They consist of a buoyant carrier system and a net in which the fish are kept. Net enclosures facilitate feeding, inspection and harvesting without preventing the continuous exchange with the surrounding water and thus free fresh water supply.

Fishing area(s)


Fishing method

net enclosures