Gulf of Mexico Recreational Landings and Annual Catch Limits (ACLs)

 

2014 Recreational Landings (lbs) by Two-month Wave*
Species Complex Season Jan-Feb Mar-Apr May-Jun Jul-Aug Sep-Oct Nov-Dec Total Reported ACT ACL Units Dataset ACT % ACL  % Closure Date
Gag Jan 1 - Dec 31 2,155 8,952 60,156 264,755 199,711 326,372 862,101 1,519,000 1,720,000 gw MRFSS 57 50 12/04/2014
Gray triggerfish
 
78,124 27,984 19,742 62,936 21,051 8,054 217,891 217,100 241,200 ww MRFSS N/A N/A 05/01/2014
Greater amberjack
 
95,739 283,249 166,389 331,607 33,741 1,529 912,254 894,538 1,063,538 ww MRFSS 102 86 08/24/2014
Red grouper 115,342 203,140 423,291 644,108 135,657 78,937 1,600,475 1,730,000 1,900,000 gw MRFSS 93 84 10/04/2014
Red snapper
**
62,011 108,338 2,797,317 681,266 148,394 28,210 3,825,536 4,312,000 5,390,000 ww MRIP 89 71 **
Goliath grouper Closed to
Rec.
Harvest
x x x x x x x 0   ww MRFSS x   n/a
Nassau grouper x x x x x x x 0   ww MRFSS x   n/a

* Greater amberjack and gag landings exclude Monroe County, Florida.  Landings include MRIP or MRIP calibrated to MRFSS, Headboat, and Louisiana data. 
**The federal red snapper recreational season was open from June 1st to June 9th.

 

 

2014-2015 Preliminary Recreational Landings (lbs) by Two-month Wave*
Species Complex Season Jul-Aug Sept-Oct Nov-Dec Jan-Feb Mar-Apr May-Jun Total Reported ACL Units Dataset ACL % Closure Date
King Mackerel Jul 1 - June 30 1,438,920 421,573 194,830 286,527  1,060,723 1,212,577 4,615,150 7,344,000 ww MRFSS 62.84  

* King mackerel landings are preliminary for 2015.




Please note that some species are managed under stock ACLs (one ACL for both recreational and commercial sectors).  Please visit the Stock ACL page for this information.

For a list of seasonal closures, see the Gulf of Mexico Seasons and Closures page.

 

Definitions:
  ww = whole weight
  gw = gutted weight
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