White seabass, Atractoscion nobilis

 Illustration by Ubaldo Riboni

Illustration by Ubaldo Riboni

Description: White seabass has an elongated body, large mouth, and a raised ridge along the length of its belly; isn't actually seabass, it's a type of croaker known for its large size and fantastic flavor.

Availability: June through March

Taste: Mild flavor, meaty texture and large white flakes

Nutrition: Rich in B vitamins and selenium, and a good source of protein