South Atlantic Recreational Landings and Annual Catch Limits (ACLs)

2013 Recreational Landings by Two-month Wave**
Species Complex Season Jan-Feb Mar-Apr May-Jun Jul-Aug Sep-Oct Nov-Dec Total Reported 2013 ACL/Quota Units Dataset ACL % Closure Date (2013)
Atlantic spadefish
Jan 1-Dec 31
5 0 23,575 20,146 10,149 3 53,878 154,352 ww MRIP 35%  
Bar Jack 139 115 308 182 142 1,323 2,209 19,515 ww MRIP 11%  
Black Grouper (g) 52 336 13,422 64,261 14,541 6,484 99,096 161,859 ww MRFSS 61%  
Cobia 51,757 61,160 651,964 347,569 18,610 11,887 1,142,947 1,445,687 ww MRFSS 79%  
Deepwater complex (a) 182,136 6,777 6,150 113,683 13,563 2,820 325,129 334,556 ww MRIP 97%  
Dolphin 108,277 246,293 1,876,289 1,981,994 715,028 208,186 5,136,065 13,530,692 ww MRFSS 38%  
Gag (g) 154 50 40,946 29,427 6,368 1,527 78,471 340,060 gw MRFSS 23%  
Golden tilefish (i) 2,310 1 9 694 1,119 10 4,143 3,019 numbers MRFSS 137%
6/3/2013
Gray triggerfish 27,491 38,893 60,401 129,420 84,847 32,931 373,983 353,638 ww MRIP 106%
 
Grunts (b) 25,232 58,602 75,012 80,349 101,456 18,731 359,382 588,113 ww MRIP 61%  
Hogfish 6,498 3,313 15,914 13,200 20,655 5,505 65,085 85,355 ww MRIP 76%  
Jacks (c) 31,912 13,941 29,462 58,111 15,738 11,824 160,988 267,799 ww MRIP 60%  
Mutton snapper 50,961 36,208 175,774 91,913 90,689 36,186 481,731 768,857 ww MRFSS 63%  
Porgies (d) 32,351 16,393 14,285 17,115 27,995 9,154 117,293 106,914 ww MRIP 110%  
Red Grouper (g) 2,504 450 18,353 43,696 7,418 14,702 87,123 402,080 ww MRFSS 22%  
Red Porgy 421 2,770 26,728 26,857 14,186 3,215 74,177 153,000 ww MRIP 48%  
Scamp (g) 35 266 23,130 19,033 2,767 582 45,813 176,688 ww MRIP 26%  
Shallow water grouper (e) (g) 759 78 4,908 6,895 3,476 10,843 26,959 46,656 ww MRIP 58%  
Snappers (f) 41,174 98,360 163,862 286,142 140,076 73,836 803,450 728,577 ww MRIP 110%  
Snowy grouper 65 131 113 332 1,345 62 2,048 523 numbers MRFSS 392%  5/31/2013
Vermilion snapper (i) 0 12,704 53,385 70,386 52,656 32,828 221,959 439,040 ww MRIP 51%  
Wahoo 23,663 16,747 32,165 196,383 96,574 13,080 378,613 1,427,638 ww MRFSS 27%  
Wreckfish (j) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11,750 ww MRFSS 0%  
Yellowtail snapper 75,208 126,225 220,638 139,240 56,381 48,337 666,029 1,440,990 ww MRFSS 46%  
Goliath grouper
Closed to Recreational 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
Red Snapper x x x x x x x 0 gw MRFSS x n/a
Speckled hind x x x x x x x 0 ww MRFSS x n/a
Warsaw grouper x x x x x x x 0 ww MRFSS x n/a

(a) Deepwater Complex: Yellowedge grouper, blueline tilefish, silk snapper, misty grouper, queen snapper, sand tilefish, black snapper, blackfin snapper

(b) Grunts: White grunt, margate, sailor's choice, tomtate

(c) Jacks: Almaco jack, banded rudderfish, lesser amberjack

(d) Porgies: Jolthead, knobbed, saucereye, whitebone, scup

(e) Shallow water grouper: Red hind, rock hind, coney, graysby, yellowfin grouper, yellowmouth grouper

(f) Snappers: Gray, lane, cubera, dog, mahogany

(g) Recreational harvest is prohibited during January-April of each year.

(h) On October 9, 2012, NOAA Fisheries published a final rule to increase the annual catch limit from 1,578 fish to 3,019 fish for the recreational sector.

(i) Vermilion snapper is closed from November-March.

(j) Recreational harvest is prohibited during January 1-June 30, and September 1-December 31 of each year.

The datasets used to monitor the recreational ACLs for some stocks were changed from MRFSS to the MRIP.  The dataset to monitor the other stocks will be changed to MRIP in future amendments.  

  

2013-2014 Recreational Landings by Two-month Wave**
Species Complex Season May-Jun Jul-Aug Sept-Oct Nov-Dec Jan-Feb Mar-Apr Total Reported 2013-2014 ACL/Quota Units Dataset ACL % Closure Date
Greater Amberjack May 1 - April 30 141,586 247,979 98,824 117,057 62,291 144,142 811,880 1,167,837 ww MRFSS 70  
 
2013-2014 Recreational Landings by Two-month Wave**
Species Complex Season Jun Jul-Aug Sept-Oct Nov-Dec Jan-Feb Mar-Apr May Total Reported 2013-2014 ACL/Quota Units Dataset ACL % Closure Date
Black Sea Bass Jun 1 - May 31 93,069 144,951 59,784 95,869 42,339 76,342 73,003 585,357 1,033,980 ww MRIP 57  
 
2013-2014 Recreational Landings by Two-month Wave**
Species Complex Season Mar-Apr May-Jun Jul-Aug Sep-Oct Nov-Dec Jan-Feb Total Reported 2013-2014 ACL/Quota Units Dataset ACL % Closure Date
King Mackerel Mar 1 - Feb 28 52,415 370,681 442,266 134,264 4,815 0 1,004,441 6,580,000 ww MRFSS 15 n/a
Spanish Mackerel 62,455 316,786 441,610 619,175 88,392 335,750 1,864,168 2,560,000 ww MRFSS 73 n/a

  
 

 

Definitions:
  ww = whole weight
  gw = gutted weight
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