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Grouper, Red (Epinephelus morio)
Also known as: Cherna Americana, Grouper, Negre
Source: Wild-caught in Gulf waters, mostly from West Florida, Alabama, and Louisiana

Prized for its availability, flavor, and size, red grouper is harvested in offshore commercial and recreational reef fish fisheries in the Gulf. 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 red grouper, providing important information to support management of this valuable resource.

For more information about red grouper, 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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1991
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2015



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1991$10,242,9846,015,100
1992$8,018,9414,993,090
1993$12,016,8997,538,043
1994$10,095,5435,806,540
1995$9,191,9555,616,693
1996$9,661,9715,276,769
1997$10,497,4085,765,110
1998$8,751,4884,708,619
1999$13,285,9457,085,184
2000$13,324,2796,915,972


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