2015 Gulf of Mexico Recreational Landings and Annual Catch Limits (ACLs)

This page was updated on09/07/17

 

2015 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 July 1 - Dec 2 3,583 15,549 5,489 232,646 106,564 460,109 823,940 1,708,000 1,903,000 gw MRFSS 48 43 12/3/15
Cobia East Florida Jan 1 - Dec 31 14,998 124,833 114,220 130,101 15,366 25,748 425,266 680,000 830,000 as reported MRIP 63 51  
Gray triggerfish
**
40,459 8,772 12,086 29,869 2,012 976 94,184 30,107 54,207 ww MRFSS 313 174 2/7/15
Greater amberjack
**
25,599 427,406 241,312 443,963 214,409 241 1,356,930 1,130,000 1,299,000 ww MRFSS 120 104 9/28/15
Red grouper
***
127,708 725,925 353,585 464,394 173,209 2,752 1,847,573 1,730,000 1,900,000 gw MRFSS 107 97 10/8/15
Red snapper For Hire June 1 - Dec 31 40,069 126,081 1,404,671 547,616 19,144 16,096 2,153,678 2,371,000 2,964,000 ww MRIP 91 73 7/15/15
Red snapper Private 20,732 243,458 2,559,797 501,163 429,435 51,889 3,806,474 3,234,000 4,043,000 ww MRIP 118 94 6/11/15
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

Landings of red snapper from inconsistent state seasons were partitioned into state and federal season landings.  Landings were assumed to originate from state seasons if they were from waves during which the federal season was closed.  Additional details can be found at SERO-LAPP-2016-04.

MRIP or MRFSS calibrated to MRIP landings and Headboat landings are available for waves 1 through 4.  Gray triggerfish, greater amberjack, and red snapper include LA Creel landings for waves 1 through 4.  TXPW data is available from January through May 14, 2016

* Greater amberjack and gag landings exclude Monroe County, Florida.  
** Gray triggerfish and greater amberjack will be closed when the ACT is met or projected to be met.  Gray triggerfish and greater amberjack are closed seasonally from June 1-July 31, each year.
*** There is a shallow-water grouper closed season beyond the 20-fathoms break from February 1-March 31.

Red snapper Charter landings outside the federal season are included against the Private angler component quota.

 

2015-2016 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-Jun 30 610,024 313,351 193,264 205,812 247,700 783,460 2,353,611 7,344,000 as reported MRFSS 32.05  

***King mackerel landings have preliminary landings for 2016

 

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
Click here to view historical recreational landings and annual catch limits

This page provides only a summary of the information regarding the existing regulations. Any discrepancies between this information and the regulations as published in the Federal Register will be resolved in favor of the Federal Register.