Striped bass, also known as striper or rockfish, is one of the most sought-after fish in North America, and it is easy to understand why: The fish is delicious, healthy, and extremely versatile. But not all stripers are created equal. Learn everything you need to know about striped bass, including what to look for when shopping for it and how to cook it.
What does Striped Bass taste like?
Striped Bass tastes sweet and buttery and isn’t too oily or fishy. It has flaky white flesh, is easy to cook, and can complement a variety of different meals. Extremely sought after, delicious, and healthy, Striped Bass can be prepared in many different ways that are all delicious.
How do you use Striped Bass?
Striped bass is incredibly versatile. It has enough flavor and meatiness to take exceptionally well to the grill (especially thicker fillets), where the natural sweetness of the fish is balanced by the pronounced smoky char. But it can also be sautéed, broiled, pan seared, oven roasted, or even steamed en papillote.
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Available both frozen and fresh year-round, depending on the area.
U.S. wild-caught from Maine to North Carolina and farmed.
Both wild-caught and farmed striped bass have a slightly sweet flavor.
Firm, with large flakes.
Striped bass is a good source of low-fat protein and selenium. Consumption advisories for striped bass vary from state to state.
Significantly below target levels and fishing rate promotes population growth.
Reduced to end overfishing. Managers are exploring alternative coast-wide measures to address overfishing. There is a moratorium in federal waters.
Fishing gears used to harvest striped bass have minimal impacts on habitat.
Regulations are in place to minimize bycatch