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Recreational anglers
Recreational anglers fishing for black sea bass during the winter at a shipwreck off the coast of southern New Jersey
(Photo credit: Douglas Zemeckis)

Black sea bass support an important commercial and recreational fishery in the Mid-Atlantic and recreational anglers can reduce discard mortality of this species caught in deep water using venting. This fact sheet provides information on how to properly vent a black sea bass to increase survival.



The Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory is dedicated to research, education, and extension in support of sustainable shellfish and finfish resources and fisheries. We welcome you and invite you to explore our website. Click on words in bold to access links.

Historical data, documents, images and other items in the HSRL archives/library can be found by clicking "HSRL Documents" in the left-hand side bar above.

New Jersey's Delaware Bay oyster Stock Assessment Reports are available for download here.

HSRL maintains four facilities in southern New Jersey:


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