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Common Names:  Rockfish, Striper

Farmed or Wild:  Wild Caught

Harvested:  Hook and Line in Maryland

Season:  Based on Quotas

Other Certifications: Pending

Flavor Profile:  Striped bass is equipped with a striking appearance and succulent, firm, white flesh.

 

Wild Striped Bass(Morone Saxatilis)

Striped bass normally live in coastal waters but spawn in freshwater although some populations are landlocked in freshwater lakes or rivers. Farmed striped bass are hybrids, a cross between striped bass and white bass. Their broken stripes distinguish them from wild striped bass, which have solid stripes. Wild striped bass have a streamlined, silvery body marked with longitudinal dark stripes which run from behind the gills to the base of the tail.  These wild fish can grow to 6 feet in length and may live up to 30 years.