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Variety

Grouper, Black

Mycteroperca bonaci

Method

Wild

Longlines

Location

Mexico - Western Central Atlantic Ocean: Gulf of Mexico

Overall Rating

1.43 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Overfished. Species is also listed as "Near Threatened" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.


Bycatch: Catch of turtles, other vulnerable grouper, and snapper species is a serious concern.


Management: There are no current measures to improve the status of black grouper and many other species caught in the fishery.

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Variety

Grouper, Red

Epinephelus morio

Method

Wild

Longlines

Location

Mexico - Western Central Atlantic Ocean: Gulf of Mexico

Overall Rating

1.25 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Stock is overfished with overfishing occurring. Species is also listed as "Near Threatened" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.


Bycatch: Catch of turtles, other vulnerable grouper, and snapper species is a serious concern.


Management: There are no current measures to improve the status of black grouper and many other species caught in the fishery.

Learn more about harvest methods