Black sea bass are a small, delicate fish in the grouper family. In 2000 the species were declared over-fished, but today the mid-Atlantic stock is considered rebuilt. This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with a couple in Chatham who uses a traditional fishing method called weir fishing to catch black sea bass.
Elspeth's shared a recipe for Thai flavored fish stew with black sea bass on her blog, Diary of a Locavore, where she's also written more about the history of the weirs.
For more, check out this past article by Elspeth on weir fishing in Edible Cape Cod.
You can read more about Black Sea Bass on Fishwatch.gov.