U.S. Caribbean Recreational Landings and Annual Catch Limits

Recreational Landings for the 2010 ACL Amendment species:

Species Average Annual 2011, 2012, and 2013 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 80 0 0 147 0 0 228 0 n/a
Grouper 987 4,764 1,487 469 2,301 358 10,366 77,213 13.4%
Parrotfish 2,935 2,142 1,510 251 1,056 2,082 9,976 15,263 65.4%
Snapper Unit 1 6,330 10,650 7,887 3,484 4,080 0 32,431 95,526 34.0%
Snapper Unit 2 2,460 0 0 0 0 0 2,460 34,810 7.1%
Snapper Unit 3 4,135 7,681 19,159 2,459 2,824 14,465 50,724 83,158 61.0%
Snapper Unit 4 1,126 2,806 2,646 525 233 2,610 9,946 28,509 34.9%

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

 

Preliminary Recreational Landings for the 2011 ACL Amendment species:

Species Average Annual 2011, 2012, and 2013 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 56 0 0 182 4,492 4.1%
Aquarium trade** 137 426 0 0 66 463 1,092 8,155 13.4%
Boxfish 659 270 187 36 150 507 1,808 4,616 39.2%
Goatfishes 0 0 46 5 88 0 140 362 38.6%
Grunts 209 625 469 47 235 557 2,142 5,028 42.6%
Jacks 4,381 10,970 8,659 5,601 4,913 4,924 39,448 51,001 77.3%
Porgies 52 156 116 24 105 782 1,236 2,577 47.9%
Squirelfish 0 18 46 77 112 128 381 3,891 9.8%
Surgeonfish 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3,590 0.0%
Tilefish** 0 0 39 77 62 0 178 14,642 1.2%
Triggerfish & Filefish 1,698 2,311 1,458 0 322 0 5,788 21,929 26.4%
Wrasses 67 2,041 15 25 981 0 3,128 5,050 61.9%

*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

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

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