U.S. Caribbean Commercial Landings and Annual Catch Limits (ACL) for 2013-2015

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

 

Landings for the 2010 ACL Amendment species:

Average 2013-2015 Puerto Rico Commercial Landings
Species Landings (lbs) Annual Catch Limit (lbs) Percent of ACL
Conch  304,723 0 n/a
Grouper 63,175 177,513 35.6%
Parrotfish 49,295 52,737 93.5%
Snapper Unit 1 185,850 284,685 65.3%
Snapper Unit 2 154,580 145,916 105.9%
Snapper Unit 3 157,490 345,775 45.5%
Snapper Unit 4 167,467 373,295 44.9%

Average 2013-2015 St. Croix Commercial Landings
Species Landings (lbs) Annual Catch Limit (lbs) Percent of ACL
Conch 21,488 50,000 43.0%
Grouper 16,912 30,435 55.6%
Parrotfish 89,741 240,000 37.4%
Snapper 51,273 102,946 49.8%

Average 2013-2015 St. Thomas/St. John Commercial Landings
Species Landings (lbs) Annual Catch Limit (lbs) Percent of ACL
Conch  235 0 n/a
Grouper 36,786 51,849 70.9%
Parrotfish 16,174 42,500 38.1%
Snapper 42,718 133,775 31.9%

 

 

Landings for the 2011 ACL Amendment species:

 

Aquarium trade species: 155 lbs

 

Average 2013-2015 Puerto Rico Commercial Landings
Species Landings (lbs) Annual Catch Limit (lbs) Percent of ACL
Angelfish 19 8,984 0.2%
Aquarium Trade* 0 8,155 0.0%
Boxfish 38,562 86,115 44.8%
Goatfishes 6,827 17,565 38.9%
Grunts 24,885 182,396 13.6%
Jacks 41,154 86,059 47.8%
Porgies 17,755 24,739 71.8%
Spiny Lobster 356,220 327,920 108.6%
Squirrelfish 6,663 16,663 40.0%
Surgeonfish 57 7,179 0.8%
Tilefish* 0 14,642 0.0%
Triggerfish & Filefish 69,020 58,475 118.0%
Wrasses 54,377 54,147 100.4%

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

 

Average 2013-2015 St. Croix Commercial Landings
Species Landings (lbs) Annual Catch Limit (lbs) Percent of ACL
Angelfish 6,625 305 2,172.1%
Aquarium Trade 138 8,155 1.7%
Boxfish 1,194 8,433 14.2%
Goatfishes 256 3,766 6.8%
Grunts 13,316 36,881 36.1%
Jacks 7,945 15,489 51.3%
Porgies 62 4,638 1.3%
Spiny Lobster 48,028 107,307 44.8%
Squirrelfish 408 121 337.0%
Surgeonfish 10,543 33,603 31.4%
Tilefish 0 14,642 0.0%
Triggerfish & Filefish 10,674 24,980 42.7%
Wrasses 2 7 23.8%

 

Average 2013-2015 St. Thomas/St. John Commercial Landings
Species Landings (lbs) Annual Catch Limit (lbs) Percent of ACL
Angelfish 18,920 7,897 236.6%
Aquarium Trade 18 8,155 0.2%
Boxfish 11,239 27,880 40.3%
Goatfishes 14 320 4.5%
Grunts 11,707 37,617 31.1%
Jacks 34,472 52,907 65.2%
Porgies 54 21,819 0.2%
Spiny Lobster 95,193 104,199 91.4%
Squirrelfish 8,696 4,241 205.0%
Surgeonfish 12,401 29,249 42.4%
Tilefish 0 14,642 0.0%
Triggerfish & Filefish 49,353 74,447 66.3%
Wrasses 2,242 585 383.2%