Historical South Atlantic 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 April 26, 2016.

 

Species and species groups are listed below in alphabetical order.  Please see the commercial landings page for 2016-2017 landings.

 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACL Units Quota % Closure Date Landings Source
Atlantic Spadefish 2016  Jan 1 - Dec 31     ww      
2015 16,372 150,552 10.87   SEFSC - Inseason Monitoring
2014 24,323 35,108 69.28   ACL_FILES_10022015
 2013 23,489 35,108 66.90  
2012 27,416 36,476 75.16  


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Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACL Units Quota % Closure Date Landings Source
 Bar Jack 2016  Jan 1 - Dec 31     ww      
2015 2,609 13,228 19.72   SEFSC - Inseason Monitoring
2014 4,054 5,265 77.00   ACL_FILES_10022015
 2013 5,690 5,265 108.07  
2012 4,072 6,686 60.90  

 

 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACL Units Quota % Closure Date Landings Source
 Black Grouper 2016  Jan 1* - Dec 31     ww      
2015 80,121 96,844 82.73   SEFSC - Inseason Monitoring
2014 67,176 96,844 69.37   ACL_FILES_10022015
 2013 57,171 94,571 60.45  
2012 50,813 90,575 56.10 10/20/12; Re-opened 11/13/12 - 11/21/12

*Commercial harvest of black grouper is closed from January 1 to April 1 each year.

 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACL/Quota Units Quota % Closure Date Landings Source
Black Sea Bass 2016  Jan 1 - Dec 31     ww      
2015 326,781 780,020 41.89   SEFSC - Inseason Monitoring
2014 June 1 - Dec 31 217,966 780,020 27.94   ACL_FILES_10022015
 2013-2014  June 1 - May 31 717,375 780,020 91.97  
2012-2013  July* 1 - May 31 324,006 309,000 gw 104.86 10/08/2012
2011-2012  June 1 - May 31 350,375 309,000 113.39 7/15/2011
2010-2011 409,447 309,000 132.51 10/7/2010
2009-2010 336,756 309,000 108.98 12/20/2009
2008-2009 395,710 309,000 128.06 5/15/2009
2007-2008 302,606 423,000 71.54  
  *The black sea bass fishing season opening was pushed back to July 1 for the 2012-2013 fishing season.


Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACL Units Quota % Closure Date Landings Source
 Blueline Tilefish* 2016  Jan 1 - Dec 31     ww      
2015 78,802 17,841 441.69** 4/7/15 SEFSC - Inseason Monitoring
2014 143,942 112,207 128.28 6/23/14 ACL_FILES_10022015
* NOAA Fisheries has temporarily removed blueline tilefish from the Deep-Water Complex.  This temporary rule became effective on April 17, 2014, will be in place through October 14, 2014, and may be extended for an additional 186 days.
** The 2015 landings of blueline tilefish represent 70.23% of the previous ACL of 112,207 lbs ww.


Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACL Units Quota % Closure Date Landings Source
 Blue Runner  2013  Jan 1 - Dec 31 182,562 177,506 ww 102.85 11/14/2013 ACL_FILES_10022015
2012 229,746 188,329 121.99 12/10/2012
* Snapper Grouper Amendment 27 removed Blue Runner from the Snapper-Grouper FMP (effective January 27, 2014)


Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings Quota Units Quota % Closure Date Landings Source
Cobia (GA to NY) 2016  Jan 1 - Dec 31     as reported      
2015 71,790 60,000 120.00   SEFSC - Inseason Monitoring
Cobia (FL to NY) 2014 146,863 125,712 ww 116.82 12/11/14 ACL_FILES_10022015
 2013 122,255 125,712 97.25  
2012 129,784 125,712 103.24  
2011 205,265 125,712 163.28  
2010 169,217 No Quota No Quota  
2009 117,825  
2008 105,019  
2007 106,178  
2006 100,759  
2005 78,497  
2004 111,251  
2003 118,499  
2002 119,409  
2001 126,309  
2000 124,809  

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings Quota Units Quota % Closure Date Landings Source
Cobia (Gulf East Coast FL Zone) 2016 Jan 1 - Dec 31     as reported      
2015 52,463 70,000 74.95   SEFSC - Inseason Monitoring


Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACL Units Quota % Closure Date Landings Source
Deepwater Complex* 2016  Jan 1 - Dec 31     ww      
2015 73,272 131,634 55.66   SEFSC - Inseason Monitoring
2014 43,237 60,371 71.62 7/10/14 ACL_FILES_10022015
 2013 309,411 376,469 82.19  
2012 378,667 343,869 110.12 9/8/2012

*During 2012 and 2013 the Deepwater Complex included: Yellowedge grouper, blueline tilefish, silk snapper, misty grouper, queen snapper, sand tilefish, black snapper, blackfin snapper.  In 2014, NOAA Fisheries temporarily removed blueline tilefish from the Deepwater Complex and the ACL was adjusted for the species remaining in the complex.
 

 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACL Units Quota % Closure Date Landings Source
Dolphin 2016  Jan 1 - Dec 31     ww      
2015 1,098,135 1,157,001 94.91 6/30/15 SEFSC - Inseason Monitoring
2014 1,022,887 1,157,001 88.41   ACL_FILES_10022015
 2013 616,864 1,065,524 57.89  
2012 708,852 1,065,524 66.53  

 

 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACL/Quota Units Quota % Closure Date Landings Source
 Gag 2016  Jan 1* - Dec 31     gw      
2015 268,191 295,459 90.77   SEFSC - Inseason Monitoring
2014 369,192 326,722 113.00 11/21/14 ACL_FILES_10022015
 2013 360,752 326,722 110.42 11/13/13
2012 355,604 352,940 100.75  10/20/12; Re-opened 11/13/12 - 11/21/12
2011 428,157 352,940 121.31  
2010 411,632 352,940 116.63  
2009 442,760 352,940 125.45  

*Commercial harvest of gag is closed from January 1 to April 30 each year. 

 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACL/Quota Units Quota % Closure Date Landings Source
Gag, Black, and Red Grouper (aggregate)  2011  Jan 1 - Dec 31 698,426 662,403 gw 105.44   ACL_FILES_10022015

 

 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACL Units Quota % Closure Date Landings Source
Golden Crab 2016  Jan 1 - Dec 31     ww      
2015 309,308 2,000,000 15.47   SEFSC - Inseason Monitoring
2014 564,127 2,000,000 28.21   ACL_FILES_10022015
 2013 881,723 2,000,000 44.09  
2012 791,940 2,000,000 39.60  

 

 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings Quota Units Quota % Closure Date Landings Source
 Golden Tilefish 2016 (Hook & Line)  Jan 1 - Dec 31     gw      
2016 (Longline)          
2015 (Hook & Line) 137,182 135,324 101.37 12/8/15 SEFSC - Inseason Monitoring
2015 (Longline) 386,167 405,971 95.12 2/19/15
2014 (Hook & Line) 163,108 135,324 120.53 8/29/14 ACL_FILES_10022015
2014 (Longline) 531,769 405,971 130.99 3/5/14
 2013 537,950 541,295 99.38 5/5/2013
2012 517,188 541,295 95.55 2/17/2012
2011 361,401 282,819 127.79 3/9/2011
2010 365,529 295,000 123.91 4/12/2010
2009 327,471 295,000 111.01 7/15/2009
2008 312,623 295,000 105.97 8/17/2008
2007 300,606 295,000 101.90 10/3/2007
2006 390,569 295,000 132.40 10/23/2006
2005 273,811 1,001,663 27.34  
2004 257,172 1,001,663 25.67  

 

 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACL Units Quota % Closure Date Landings Source
Goliath Grouper 2016  Jan 1 - Dec 31 - 0 ww - CLOSED -
2015 - 0 -
2014 - 0 -
 2013 - 0 -
2012 - 0 -

 

 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACL Units Quota % Closure Date Landings Source
Gray Triggerfish 2016  Jan 1 - June 30     ww      
 July 1 - Dec 31          
2015  Jan 1 - June 30 243,566 272,880 89.26 5/8/15 SEFSC - Inseason Monitoring
 July 1 - Dec 31 85,164 63,918 133.24 9/8/15
2014  Jan 1 - Dec 31 252,783 272,880 92.64 5/12/14 ACL_FILES_10022015
 2013 322,455 272,880 118.17 7/7/2013
2012 317,161 305,262 103.90 9/11/12; Re-opened 12/12/12-12/19/12

 

 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACL/Quota Units Quota % Closure Date Landings Source
Greater Amberjack 2015-2016 March 1 - Feb 28 757,881 769,388 gw 98.50 1/21/16 SEFSC - Inseason Monitoring
2014-2015 May 1 - Feb 28 594,624 769,388 gw 77.29   ACL_FILES_10022015
 2013-2014  May 1 - April 31 842,234 800,163 ww 105.26  
2012-2013 826,018 800,163 ww 103.23  
2011-2012 1,032,080 1,169,931 gw 88.22  
2010-2011 857,839 1,169,931 gw 73.32  
2009-2010 837,077 1,169,931 gw 71.55  
2008-2009 648,247 1,169,931 gw 55.41  
2007-2008 542,438 1,169,931 gw 46.36  

*Commercial harvest of greater amberjack is prohibited during April.

 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACL Units Quota % Closure Date Landings Source
Grunts 2016  Jan 1 - Dec 31     ww      
2015 87,695 217,903 40.24   SEFSC - Inseason Monitoring
2014 93,835 218,539 42.94   ACL_FILES_10022015
 2013 104,021 218,539 47.60  
2012 106,550 214,624 49.64  

*Grunts: White grunt, margate, sailor's choice, tomtate

 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACL Units Quota % Closure Date Landings Source
Hogfish 2016  Jan 1 - Dec 31     ww      
2015 30,352 49,469 61.36   SEFSC - Inseason Monitoring
2014 37,075 49,469 74.95   ACL_FILES_10022015
 2013 33,681 49,469 68.09  
2012 32,775 48,772 67.20  

 

 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACL Units Quota % Closure Date Landings Source
Jacks* 2016  Jan 1 - Dec 31     ww      
2015 235,969 189,422 124.57 6/23/15 SEFSC - Inseason Monitoring
2014 212,474 189,422 112.17 7/15/14 ACL_FILES_10022015
 2013 201,398 189,422 106.32 6/18/2013
2012 333,561 193,999 171.94 7/2/2012

*Jacks: Almaco jack, banded rudderfish, lesser amberjack

 

 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACL/Quota Units Quota % Closure Date Landings Source
King Mackerel 2015-2016  March 1 - Feb 28 Northern:  393,196 1,292,040   30.43   SEFSC - Inseason Monitoring
Southern: 922,642 2,587,960   35.65  
2014-2015 1,324,957 3,880,000 as reported 34.15   ACL_FILES_10022015
 2013-2014 1,147,392 3,880,000 29.57  
2012-2013 1,349,107 3,880,000 34.77  
2011-2012 2,053,056 3,880,000 52.91  
2010-2011 3,405,349 3,710,000 91.79  
2009-2010 3,563,931 3,710,000 96.06  
2008-2009 3,107,540 3,710,000 83.76  
2007-2008 2,659,307 3,710,000 71.68  
2006-2007 2,993,501 3,710,000 80.69  
2005-2006 2,244,279 3,710,000 60.49  
2004-2005 April 1 - March 31 2,817,550 3,710,000 75.94  
2003-2004 1,723,730 3,710,000 46.46  
2002-2003 1,737,317 3,710,000 46.83  
2001-2002 2,016,239 3,710,000 54.35  
2000-2001 2,096,120 3,710,000 56.50  

 

 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACL Units Quota % Closure Date Landings Source
Mutton Snapper* 2016  Jan 1 - Dec 31     ww      
2015 92,569 157,743 58.68   SEFSC - Inseason Monitoring
2014 87,981 157,743 55.77   ACL_FILES_10022015
 2013 74,229 157,743 47.06  
2012 77,122 157,743 48.89  

*During May and June, possession of mutton snapper is limited to 10 per person per day or per trip, whichever is more restrictive.

 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACL Units Quota % Closure Date Landings Source
Nassau Grouper 2016  Jan 1 - Dec 31 - 0 ww - CLOSED -
2015 - 0 -
2014 - 0 -
 2013 - 0 -
2012 - 0 -

 

 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACL Units Quota % Closure Date Landings Source
Porgies* 2016  Jan 1 - Dec 31     ww      
2015 32,750 36,348 90.10   SEFSC - Inseason Monitoring
2014 38,892 36,348 107.00 12/9/14 ACL_FILES_10022015
 2013 29,238 36,348 80.44  
2012 29,715 35,129 84.59 9/8/2012

*Porgies: Jolthead, knobbed, saucereye, whitebone, scup 

 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACL Units Quota % Closure Date Landings Source
Red Grouper 2016  Jan 1* - Dec 31     ww      
2015 66,610 343,200 19.41   SEFSC - Inseason Monitoring
2014 147,874 343,200 43.09   ACL_FILES_10022015
 2013 117,794 315,920 37.29  
2012 157,479 284,680 55.32 10/20/12; Re-opened 11/13/12 - 11/21/12

*Commercial harvest of red grouper is closed from January 1 to April 30 each year. 

 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACL Units Quota % Closure Date Landings Source
Red Porgy 2016  Jan 1* - Dec 31     ww      
2015 134,185 164,000 81.82   SEFSC - Inseason Monitoring
2014 142,406 154,500 92.17   ACL_FILES_10022015
 2013 155,967 153,000 gw 101.94 12/2/2013
2012 155,346 190,050 81.74  
2011 195,049 190,050 102.63  
2010 152,743 190,050 80.37  
2009 158,221 190,050 83.25  
2008 165,461 127,000 130.28  
2007 136,382 127,000 107.39  
2006 80,293 127,000 63.22  
2005 46,844 None    
2004 47,848 None    

*Commercial harvest of red porgy is closed from January 1 to April 30 each year. 

 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACL Units Quota % Closure Date Landings Source
Red Snapper 2016  Jan 1 - Dec 31     gw      
2015 0 0 0.00 n/a SEFSC - Inseason Monitoring
2014 54,887 50,994 107.63 9/9/14 ACL_FILES_10022015
 2013 27,309 21,447 127.33 10/8/2013
2012 6,872 20,818 33.01 *9/24/12; Re-opened 9/17/12-9/24/12 and 12/12/12-12/19/12

*Commercial red snapper harvest was opened for short durations with a 50 pound trip limit.

 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACL Units Quota % Closure Date Landings Source
Scamp* 2016  Jan 1 - Dec 31     ww      
2015 135,008 219,375 61.54   SEFSC - Inseason Monitoring
2014 160,681 333,100 48.24   ACL_FILES_10022015
 2013 142,544 333,100 42.79  
2012 177,426 341,636 51.93  10/20/12; Re-opened 11/13/12 - 11/21/12

*Commercial harvest of scamp is closed from January 1 to April 30 each year. 


 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACL Units Quota % Closure Date Landings Source
Shallow water Grouper* 2016  Jan 1 - Dec 31     ww      
2015 14,474 55,542 26.06   SEFSC - Inseason Monitoring
2014 15,814 49,776 31.77   ACL_FILES_10022015
 2013 18,144 49,776 36.45  
2012 18,070 49,488 36.51  10/20/12; Re-opened 11/13/12 - 11/21/12

*Shallow Water Grouper: Red hind, rock hind, coney, graysby, yellowfin grouper, yellowmouth grouper.
**Commercial harvest of shallow water grouper is closed from January 1 to April 30 each year. 


 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACL Units Quota % Closure Date Landings Source
Snappers* 2016  Jan 1 - Dec 31     ww      
2015 163,580 344,884 47.43   SEFSC - Inseason Monitoring
2014 138,858 215,662 64.39   ACL_FILES_10022015
 2013 153,240 215,662 71.06  
2012 124,310 204,552 60.77  

*Snappers: Gray, lane, cubera, dog, mahogany 

 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACL Units Quota % Closure Date Landings Source
Snowy Grouper 2016  Jan 1 - Dec 31     gw      
2015 125,777 115,451 108.94 9/22/15 SEFSC - Inseason Monitoring
2014 92,101 82,900 111.10 7/25/14 ACL_FILES_10022015
 2013 79,479 82,900 95.87 8/10/2013
2012 89,048 82,900 107.42 12/19/2012
2011 37,338 82,900 45.04  
2010 86,693 82,900 104.58  
2009 75,614 82,900 91.21  
2008 72,774 84,000 86.64  
2007 111,994 118,000 94.91  
2006 213,813 151,000 141.60 10/23/2006
2005 206,638 344,508 59.98  
2004 220,958 344,508 64.14  

 

 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACL/Quota Units Quota % Closure Date Landings Source
Spanish Mackerel 2015-2016 March 1 - Feb 28 Northern: 557,219 662,670 as reported 84.09   SEFSC - Inseason Monitoring
Southern: 2,023,624 2,667,330 75.87  
2014-2015 1,758,630 3,330,000 52.81   ACL_FILES_10022015
 2013-2014 2,602,361 3,130,000 83.14  
2012-2013 3,124,535 3,130,000 99.83  
2011-2012 3,967,240 3,130,000 126.75  
2010-2011 4,512,479 3,620,000 124.65  
2009-2010 4,035,936 3,620,000 111.49  
2008-2009 3,006,210 3,620,000 83.04  
2007-2008 3,008,087 3,620,000 83.10  
2006-2007 3,626,870 3,620,000 100.19  
2005-2006 3,609,566 3,870,000 93.27  
2004-2005 April 1 - March 31 3,379,347 3,870,000 87.32   CMP A20B
2003-2004 3,763,769 3,870,000 97.26  
2002-2003 3,257,807 3,870,000 84.18  
2001-2002 3,091,117 3,870,000 79.87  
2000-2001 2,855,805 3,870,000 73.79  

The adjusted quota is used to determine trip limit reductions.  At 75% of the adjusted quota (ACL minus 250,000 lbs), the trip limit it reduced to 1,500 lbs.  The 1,500 lb trip limit went into effect on January 6, 2013.  At 100% of the adjusted quota, the trip limit is reduced to 500 lbs.

 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACL Units Quota % Closure Date Landings Source
Speckled Hind 2016  Jan 1 - Dec 31 - 0 ww - CLOSED -
 2015 - 0 -
2014 - 0 -
 2013 - 0 -
2012 - 0 -

 

 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACL Units Quota % Closure Date Landings Source
Vermilion Snapper 2016 Jan 1 - June 30     ww      
 July 1 - Dec 31          
2015 Jan 1 - June 30 435,435 438,260 99.69

Trip Limit Reduction 3/2/15

Closed 4/15/15

SEFSC - Inseason Monitoring
 July 1 - Dec 31 457,259 438,260 104.34

Trip Limit Reduction 9/10/15

Closed 9/22/15

2014 Jan 1 - June 30 454,084 446,080 101.79

Trip Limit Reduction 3/11/14

Closed 4/19/14

ACL_FILES_10022015
 July 1 - Dec 31 437,523 446,080 98.08

Trip Limit Reduction 8/23/14

Closed 9/12/14

 2013 Jan 1 - June 30 304,432 466,480 65.26 2/13/13
 July 1 - Dec 31 623,347 613,278 101.64 12/2/13
2012 Jan 1 - June 30 400,787 315,523 gw 127.02 2/29/12
 July 1 - Dec 31 504,525 302,523 166.77 9/28/12
2011 Jan 1 - June 30 333,001 315,523 105.54 3/10/11; Re-opened 5/1/11-5/8/11
 July 1 - Dec 31 591,067 302,523 195.38 9/30/11
2010 Jan 1 - June 30 360,065 315,523 114.12 3/9/10
 July 1 - Dec 31 524,797 302,523 173.47 10/6/10
2009 Jan 1 - June 30 425,665 315,523 134.91  
 July 1 - Dec 31 409,858 302,523 135.48 9/18/09
2008 Jan 1 - Dec 31 1,112,224 1,100,000 101.11 no closure
2007 981,369 1,100,000 89.22  
2006 772,496 1,100,000 70.23  
2005 1,029,081 None    
2004 1,017,889 None    

 

 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACL Units Quota % Closure Date Landings Source
Wahoo 2016  Jan 1 - Dec 31     ww      
2015 58,672 70,542 83.17   SEFSC - Inseason Monitoring
2014 59,683 70,542 84.61   ACL_FILES_10022015
 2013 60,690 64,147 94.61  
2012 63,637 64,147 99.20 12/19/2012

 

 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACL Units Quota % Closure Date Landings Source
Warsaw Grouper 2016  Jan 1 - Dec 31 - 0 ww - CLOSED -
2015 - 0 -
 2014 - 0 -
 2013 - 0 -
2012 - 0 -

 

 

Species Fishing Year Fishing Season Total Landings ACL Units Quota % Closure Date Landings Source
Yellowtail Snapper 2016  Jan 1 - Dec 31     ww      
2015 1,620,510 1,596,510 101.53 10/31/15 SEFSC - Inseason Monitoring
2014 1,209,592 1,596,510 75.76   ACL_FILES_10022015
 2013 1,328,931 1,596,510 83.24  
2012 1,439,586 1,596,510 90.17  

 

*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