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Snapper, Vermilion (Rhomboplites aurorubens)
Also known as: Beeliner, Clubhead Snapper, Night Snapper, Snapper
Source: Wild-caught in Gulf waters from West Florida to Texas

Similar in appearance to their larger cousin, the red snapper, vermilion snapper is one of the most frequently caught snappers along the southeastern United States. In the Gulf, commercial fishermen harvest vermilion snapper in the reef fish fishery along with other snappers and groupers, mainly offshore in federal waters.

Federal authorities including NOAA Fisheries and the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council are responsible for monitoring and managing these fisheries resources. Any applicable state management measures are fairly consistent with federal measures—some states automatically adopt federal regulations; others have separate regulations. For example, recreational catch limits and seasons are often different. Gulf state and federal enforcement agents partner to enforce fisheries laws and regulations. The Gulf states also help collect data on commercial and recreational fisheries for vermilion snapper, providing important information to support management of this valuable resource.

For more information about vermilion snapper, including its status, biological information, and a description of the fishery and how it’s managed, see NOAA’s FishWatch.gov

Commercial Recreational


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1992$3,741,5032,284,495
1993$4,173,1182,609,020
1994$4,295,3462,644,592
1995$3,837,0232,186,685
1996$3,177,0451,766,639
1997$3,803,7222,139,033
1998$3,295,3121,745,121
1999$3,708,9141,987,010
2000$2,811,9601,436,078
2001$3,180,2001,688,727


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