Where are sea bass caught?
This is a wild fish of open, rough seas but can also be found in estuaries. Around 150 fishermen go out in one-man boats to test their skills against the waves, with one hand on the tiller and the other holding their fishing line. They have formed themselves into an association, called Ligneurs de la Pointe Bretagne (Line fishermen of the Breton Peninsula). As soon as sea bass is caught, the fish is gutted. It’s not subjected to the stress associated with net fishing so it’s not spoilt in the same way.
When can you enjoy them?
Sea bass fishing is regulated. In northern Brittany the catch for line fishermen must not exceed five tonnes and they’re not allowed to fish in February and March. In southern Brittany, fishing for sea bass is allowed all year round.