For Immediate Release
July 22, 2022
Fishing level recommendations for Southeastern Yellowtail Snapper in federal waters will be addressed when members of the Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSCs) from the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council and the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meet via webinar on August 4, 2022.
Yellowtail Snapper are an economically important species, popular with both recreational and commercial fishermen in southern Florida and the Florida Keys. The Yellowtail Snapper stock is not considered overfished nor undergoing overfishing according to the latest stock assessment. The assessment was reviewed by the SSC’s in 2020 and fishing level recommendations provided. Updates to the data will be addressed during the August 4th meeting, and new fishing level recommendations for Yellowtail Snapper in the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico are expected.