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What is Sea Bass called in Chile?
Last Updated: 25th March, 2020
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Hereof, is there another name for Chilean sea bass?
Its real name is actually Patagonian toothfish, which is so unappetizing-sounding that even though it's delicious, nobody was buying it. So in 1977 a fish wholesaler named Lee Lantz, after considering the names Pacific sea bass and South American sea bass, went and completely invented the name Chilean sea bass.
Also Know, is sea bass and Chilean sea bass the same? Sea Bass is a generic name used for many different fish from various species and most are not even Bass. Blue Spotted Sea Bass – is a Grouper. Chilean Sea Bass – is Patagonian Toothfish, not a Bass, and inhabits the waters around South America and the Antarctic.
Just so, why is it called Chilean sea bass?
The name "Chilean seabass" was invented by a fish wholesaler named Lee Lantz in 1977. He was looking for a name that would make it attractive to the American market. He considered "Pacific sea bass" and "South American sea bass" before settling on "Chilean sea bass".
Is Chilean sea bass farmed?
Patagonian toothfish come from marine fisheries, not fish farms. They are primarily caught with bottom trawls. Note: A large percentage of toothfish, also known as Chilean sea bass, are caught illegally.