U.S. Caribbean Recreational Landings and Annual Catch Limits (Puerto Rico)

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Recreational Landings for the 2010 ACL Amendment species:

Species Average Annual 2013, 2014, and 2015 Recreational Landings by Two-month Wave* Annual Catch Limit Percent of ACL
Jan-Feb Mar-Apr May-Jun Jul-Aug Sep-Oct Nov-Dec Total Reported
Goliath Grouper 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a
Nassau Grouper 0 0 0 2,239 0 0 2,239 0 n/a
Grouper 4,227 227 2,616 1,902 1,457 0 10,428 77,213 13.5%
Parrotfish 1,740 6,922 0 5,421 712 9,491 24,286 15,263 159.1%
Snapper Unit 1 4,148 3,785 12,431 7,841 207 0 28,413 95,526 29.7%
Snapper Unit 2 0 0 0 261 3 0 265 34,810 0.8%
Snapper Unit 3 14,291 12,677 13,376 8,255 4,180 8,819 61,598 83,158 74.1%
Snapper Unit 4 1,493 577 3,436 7,471 116 1,107 14,201 28,509 49.8%

*Recreational landings are reported in whole weight and only available for Puerto Rico

 

Recreational Landings for the 2011 ACL Amendment species:

Species Average Annual 2013, 2014, and 2015 Recreational Landings by Two-month Wave* Annual Catch Limit Percent of ACL
Jan-Feb Mar-Apr May-Jun Jul-Aug Sep-Oct Nov-Dec Total Reported
Angelfish 126 0 0 0 0 0 126 4,492 2.8%
Aquarium trade** 2,279 529 500 0 29 2 3,339 8,155 40.9%
Boxfish 1,447 1,694 0 0 188 0 3,329 4,616 72.1%
Goatfishes 0 65 0 0 0 0 65 362 18.0%
Grunts 0 71 543 415 263 190 1,482 5,028 29.5%
Jacks 8,006 3,391 12,800 5,072 6,229 15,758 51,256 51,001 100.5%
Porgies 52 0 701 1,169 0 0 1,922 2,577 74.6%
Squirelfish 393 12 129 27 0 0 562 3,891 14.4%
Surgeonfish 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3,590 0.0%
Tilefish** 1,257 0 0 0 128 0 1,385 14,642 9.5%
Triggerfish & Filefish 5,210 2,631 433 1,858 6,455 6,634 23,221 21,929 105.9%
Wrasses 4,172 1,089 0 337 9,281 0 14,879 5,050 294.6%

*Recreational landings are reported in whole weight and only available for Puerto Rico

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