Historical Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Commercial Landings

Please Note: Landings highlighted in gray are considered preliminary landings estimates from inseason dealer reports and expansion estimates.  Other landings reflected on this page are final landings from dealer trip tickets reported to the Southeast Fisheries Science Center Commercial Annual Catch Limit (ACL) dataset (Source: ACL_FILES_10022015, unless otherwise noted).  Final landings for the most recent fishing year will become available within the following fishing year.

This page was updated on January 13, 2017.

 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACT**/Quota ACL Units ACT/Quota % ACL % Closure Date Data Source
 Cobia (FL East Coast Zone)
2016  Jan 1 - Dec 31 45,392 70,000 gw 64.85 SEFCS Inseason Monitoring
2015 52,463 70,000 74.95

 *The Florida East Coast Zone (east coast of Florida and Atlantic side of the Florida Keys) adjusts for differences between the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council and Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council jurisdiction and the biological distribution of the stock, and has it's own quota. For historical Gulf of Mexico stock click here

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACT**/Quota ACL Units ACT/Quota % ACL % Closure Date Data Source
 Deep Water Grouper 2016  Jan 1 - Dec 31 889,965 1,024,000 1,070,000 gw 86.91 83.17 n/a IFQ
2015 955,250 1,101,000 1,150,000 86.76 83.07
2014 1,081,145 1,110,000 1,160,000 97.40 93.20
 2013 920,034 1,118,000 1,170,000 82.29 78.64
2012 966,100 1,127,000 1,170,000 85.72 82.57
2011 778,728 1,020,000 n/a 76.35 n/a
2010 606,223 1,020,000 59.43
2009 1,126,175 1,020,000 110.41 6/27/2009 ACL_FILES_10022015
2008 1,108,508 1,020,000 108.68 5/10/2008
2007 1,157,110 1,020,000 113.44 6/2/2007
2006 1,072,590 1,020,000 105.16 6/23/2006
2005 1,140,637 1,020,000 111.83 6/23/2005
2004 1,249,631 1,020,000 122.51 7/15/2004



 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACT**/Quota ACL Units Quota % ACL % Closure Date Data Source
Gag Grouper 2016  Jan 1 - Dec 31 910,996 939,000 1,217,000 gw 97.02 74.86 n/a IFQ
2015 542,774 939,000 1,217,000 57.80 44.60
2014 586,377 835,000 1,110,000 70.22 53.31
 2013 575,335 708,000 956,000 81.26 60.18
2012 523,138 567,000 788,000 92.26 66.39
2011 318,663 430,000 n/a 74.11 n/a
2010 496,826 1,410,000 35.24
2009 715,814 1,320,000 54.23   ACL_FILES_10022015

*Prior to 2009 Gag grouper was part of the Shallow Water Grouper complex

 

 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACT**/Quota ACL Units Quota % ACL % Closure Date Source
  Gray Triggerfish 2016  Jan 1 - Dec 31 58,832 60,900 64,100 ww 96.60 91.78   SEFSC - Inseason Monitoring
2015 47,480 60,900 64,100 77.96 74.07  
2014 41,613 60,900 64,100 68.33 64.92   ACL_FILES_10022015
 2013 63,086 54,802 54,802 115.12 115.12  
2012 71,948 51,290 64,100 140.28 112.24 07/01/2012
2011 105,251 106,000 n/a 99.29 n/a  
2010 55,661 106,000 52.51  
2009 78,117 93,000 84.00  
2008 76,569 80,000 95.71  

 

 

 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACT**/Quota ACL Units Quota % ACL % Closure Date Source
Greater Amberjack 2016  Jan 1 - Dec 31 440,297 394,740 464,400 ww 111.54 94.81 7/17/2016 SEFSC - Inseason Monitoring
2015 465,058 409,000 481,000 113.71 96.69 07/19/2015
2014 481,647 409,000 481,000 117.76 100.13 08/25/2014 ACL_FILES_10022015
 2013 457,879 338,157 410,157 135.40 111.64 07/01/2013
2012 302,875 237,438 237,438 127.56 127.56 03/01/2012
2011 508,568 342,091 n/a 148.66 n/a 06/18/2011
2010 534,095 373,072 143.16 10/28/2010
2009 601,446 503,000 119.57 11/07/2009
2008 439,176 503,000 87.31  

 

 

Species Year Fishing Season Total Landings Quota ACL Units Quota % ACL % Closure Date Source
King Mackerel - Western Zone 2015-2016 July 1 - June 30 1,134,624 1,071,360 2,904,552 As Reported 105.91 103.91 11/17/2015 SEFSC - Inseason Monitoring
King Mackerel - FL East Coast Subzone November 1 - March 31 1,061,842 1,102,896 96.28  
King Mackerel - FL Florida West Coast Northern Subzone October 1 - September 30 177,909 178,848 99.47 11/28/2015
King Mackerel - FL West Coast Southern Subzone (Hook and Line) July 1 - June 30 643,673 551,448 116.72 3/27/2016
King Mackerel - Western Zone 2014-2015 July 1 - June 30 1,039,977 1,071,360 2,904,552 97.07 104.90   ALS Data as of January 2015
King Mackerel - FL East Coast Subzone November 1 - March 31 1,113,791 1,102,896 100.99  
King Mackerel - FL Florida West Coast Northern Subzone July 1 - June 30 229,613 178,848 128.38  
King Mackerel - FL West Coast Southern Subzone (Hook and Line) July 1 - June 30 663,467 551,448 120.31  
King Mackerel - Western Zone 2013-2014 July 1 - June 30 934,646 1,071,360 2,904,522 87.24 83.81 9/20/2013
King Mackerel - FL East Coast Subzone November 1 - March 31 635,747 1,102,896 57.64  
King Mackerel - FL Florida West Coast Northern Subzone July 1 - June 30 255,747 178,848 143.00 10/12/2013
King Mackerel - FL West Coast Southern Subzone (Hook and Line) July 1 - June 30 608,053 551,448 110.26 2/21/2014
King Mackerel - Western Zone 2012-2013 July 1 - June 30 1,163,731 1,180,480 3,200,386 98.58 94.92 8/22/2012
King Mackerel - FL East Coast Subzone November 1 - March 21 840,015 1,215,228 69.12  
King Mackerel - FL  West Coast Northern Subzone July 1 - June 30 330,989 197,064 167.96 10/5/2012**
King Mackerel - FL West Coast Southern Subzone (Hook and Line) July 1 - June 30 703,067 607,614 115.71  
King Mackerel - Eastern Zone - FL West Coast Southern Subzone (Gillnet) 2015-2016 July 1* - June 30 531,876 n/a 551,448 n/a 96.45 3/11/2016
2014-2015 532,614 551,448 96.58 2/20/2015
2013-2014 620,825 551,448 112.58 1/29/2014
2012-2013 500,426 607,614 82.36  

*Actual opening date is the Tuesday after MLK Day.

**Trip limit reduction went into effect on August 30, 2012.

 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACT**/Quota ACL Units Quota % ACL % Closure Date Source
Red Grouper 2016  Jan 1 - Dec 31 4,497,453 7,780,000 8,190,000 gw 57.81 54.91 n/a IFQ
2015 4,798,007 5,720,000 6,030,000 83.88 79.57
2014 5,601,905 5,630,000 6,030,000 99.50 92.90
 2013 4,599,001 5,530,000 6,030,000 83.16 76.27
2012 5,219,133 5,370,000 6,030,000 97.19 86.55
2011 4,783,668 5,230,000 n/a 91.47 n/a
2010 2,910,970 5,750,000 50.63
2009 3,636,590 5,750,000 63.25   ACL_FILES_10022015
2008 4,669,087 5,310,000 87.93  
2007 3,589,931 5,310,000 67.61  
2006 5,024,660 5,310,000 94.63  
2005 5,290,926 5,310,000 99.64 10/10/2005
2004 5,541,420 5,310,000 104.36 11/15/2004

 



 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACT**/Quota ACL Units Quota % ACL % Closure Date Source
 Shallow Water Grouper* 2016  Jan 1 - Dec 31 335,231 525.000 547,000 gw 63.85 61.29 n/a IFQ
2015 238,427 525,000 547,000 45.41 43.59
2014 230,248 523,000 545,000 44.05 42.25
 2013 300,735 518,000 540,000 58.06 55.69
2012 298,102 509,000 531,000 58.57 56.14
2011 187,026 410,000 n/a 45.62 n/a
2010 176,773 410,000 43.12
2009 4,623,443 7,480,000 61.81   ACL_FILES_10022015
2008 6,249,500 8,800,000 71.02  
2007 5,123,856 8,800,000 58.23  
2006 6,636,828 8,800,000 75.42  
2005 8,044,014 8,800,000 91.41 10/10/2005
2004 8,729,978 8,800,000 99.20 11/15/2004

*During 2004-2009, the SWG quota was comprised of gag, red grouper, yellowmouth grouper, yellowfin grouper, red hind, rock hind, black grouper, and scamp.  Beginning in 2010, gag and red grouper were removed.  Beginning in 2012, red hind and rock hind were removed. 

 

 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings Quota Units Quota % Closure Date Source
Spanish Mackerel 2015-2016  April 1 - March 31 See Stock ACLs Page*
2014-2015
 2013-2014
2012-2013
2011-2012 1,347,945 5,187,000 ww 25.99   ACL_FILES_10022015
2010-2011 1,248,711 5,187,000 24.07  
2009-2010 942,501 5,187,000 18.17  
2008-2009 2,360,038 5,187,000 45.50  
2007-2008 902,827 5,187,000 17.41  
2006-2007 1,534,040 5,187,000 29.57  
2005-2006 1,221,294 5,187,000 23.55  
2004-2005 2,041,694 5,187,000 39.36  
2003-2004 941,702 5,187,000 18.16  
2002-2003 1,745,064 5,187,000 33.64  
2001-2002 810,099 5,187,000 15.62  
2000-2001 1,054,259 5,187,000 20.33  

* The ACL for cobia in the Gulf is a stock ACL; Landings can be found here: http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/sustainable_fisheries/acl_monitoring/stock_gulf/index.html

 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACT**/Quota ACL Units Quota % ACL % Closure Date Source
Tilefish 2016  Jan 1 - Dec 31 429,003 582,000 606,000 gw 73.71 70.79 n/a IFQ
2015 537,512 582,000 606,000 92.36 88.70
2014 517,268 582,000 606,000 88.88 85.36
 2013 440,091 582,000 606,000 75.62 72.62
2012 451,121 582,000 606,000 77.51 74.44
2011 386,134 440,000 n/a 87.76 n/a
2010 249,708 440,000 56.75
2009 434,945 440,000 98.85 5/15/2009 ACL_FILES_10022015
2008 316,701 440,000 71.98 5/10/2008
2007 287,875 440,000 65.43 4/18/2007
2006 280,437 440,000 63.74 7/22/2006
2005 522,537 440,000 118.76 11/21/2005
2004 417,889 440,000 94.97  

 

 

 

*SEFSC - Inseason Monitoring  - SEFSC uses landings data from dealers' reports submitted electronically to monitor Annual Catch Limits (ACLs) of fisheries as mandated by Congress's amendment to the Magnuson Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act. Currently the SEFSC monitors ACLs of over 65 species.  For additional information please see: http://www.sefsc.noaa.gov/fisheries/dealers.htm#Coastal_Seafood_Fisheries_Dealers or http://www.sefsc.noaa.gov/fisheries/FAQ.html#Other_Dealer_Reporting

 

** ACTs and ACLs were defined in 2012.  After 2012, the quota is equal to the ACT.