February 10, 2021Virginia Commercial Striped Bass Season is Here!

Regionally known as “rockfish,” striped bass travel in schools preying on smaller fish. A fish prized for its high quality meat, the striped bass has been immensely popular since Colonial times, as the fact that it was one of the first natural resources to benefit from a 1639 conservation statute attests. The first free public school of the New World and pension funds for the widows and orphans of men formerly engaged in service to the Colony were also funded, in part, through monies derived from the sale of striped bass.

Check out our recipes page for ideas on how to prepare this delicious fish and head to our directories to find a retailer or wholesaler that works for you! Or check with your local restaurants.

Retailer: http://www.virginiaseafood.org/contact-list/virginia-seafood-retail-buyers/

Wholesalers: http://www.virginiaseafood.org/contact-list/virginia-seafood-suppliers/

Recipes: http://www.virginiaseafood.org/recipe-category/main-ingredient/striped-bass/