U.S. Caribbean Commercial Landings and Annual Catch Limits

Preliminary Landings for the 2010 ACL Amendment species:

Average 2010-2012 Puerto Rico Commercial Landings
Species Landings (lbs) Annual Catch Limit Percent of ACL
Conch  292,972 0 n/a
Grouper 73,379 177,513 41.3%
Parrotfish 43,211 52,737 81.9%
Snapper Unit 1 197,598 284,685 69.4%
Snapper Unit 2 248,665 145,916 170.4%
Snapper Unit 3 172,160 345,775 49.8%
Snapper Unit 4 183,457 373,295 49.1%

 

 

Average 2011-2013 St. Croix Commercial Landings
Species Landings (lbs) Annual Catch Limit Percent of ACL
Conch 37,137 50,000 74.3%
Grouper 27,881 30,435 91.6%
Parrotfish 126,943 240,000 52.9%
Snapper 73,125 102,946 71.0%

 

 

Average 2011-2013 St. Thomas/St. John Commercial Landings
Species Landings (lbs) Annual Catch Limit Percent of ACL
Conch  870 0 n/a
Grouper 44,419 51,849 85.7%
Parrotfish 19,389 42,500 45.6%
Snapper 55,563 133,775 41.5%

 

 

 

Preliminary Landings for the 2011 ACL Amendment species:

Average 2011-2012 Puerto Rico Commercial Landings
Species Landings (lbs) Annual Catch Limit Percent of ACL
Angelfish 0 8,984 0.0%
Aquarium Trade* 6 8,155 0.1%
Boxfish 39,722 86,115 46.1%
Goatfishes 8,429 17,565 48.0%
Grunts 37,206 182,396 20.4%
Jacks 41,387 86,059 48.1%
Porgies 24,612 24,739 99.5%
Spiny Lobster 309,729 327,920 94.5%
Squirrelfish 6,907 16,663 41.5%
Surgeonfish 0 7,179 0.0%
Tilefish* 0 14,642 0.0%
Triggerfish & Filefish 55,834 58,475 95.5%
Wrasses 61,638 54,147 113.8%

*Aquarium trade and tilefish ACLs do not contain recreational landings, only commercial landings

 

Average 2011-2013 St. Croix Commercial Landings
Species Landings (lbs) Annual Catch Limit Percent of ACL
Angelfish 10,555 305 3460.8%
Aquarium Trade 152 8,155 1.9%
Boxfish 2,970 8,433 35.2%
Goatfishes 527 3,766 14.0%
Grunts 25,945 36,881 70.3%
Jacks 11,086 15,489 71.6%
Porgies 860 4,638 18.5%
Spiny Lobster 85,365 107,307 79.6%
Squirrelfish 612 121 505.5%
Surgeonfish 22,023 33,603 65.5%
Tilefish 0 14,642 0.0%
Triggerfish & Filefish 21,024 24,980 84.2%
Wrasses 25 7 361.9%

 

 

Average 2011-2013 St. Thomas/St. John Commercial Landings
Species Landings (lbs) Annual Catch Limit Percent of ACL
Angelfish 16,872 7,897 213.7%
Aquarium Trade 18 8,155 0.2%
Boxfish 13,012 27,880 46.7%
Goatfishes 17 320 5.4%
Grunts 17,692 37,617 47.0%
Jacks 35,343 52,907 66.8%
Porgies 2,896 21,819 13.3%
Spiny Lobster 83,897 104,199 80.5%
Squirrelfish 8,610 4,241 203.0%
Surgeonfish 15,654 29,249 53.5%
Tilefish 0 14,642 0.0%
Triggerfish & Filefish 49,384 74,447 66.3%
Wrasses 1,895 585 323.9%

For a list of seasonal closures, see the U.S. Caribbean Seasonal Closures page.

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