SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Mycteroperca bonaci

SPECIES NAME(s)

Black grouper

The 2010 stock assessment considers black grouper in the US South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico as a single population although the stock structure is not well known throughout its range. Black grouper in the US South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico are assessed as a single population but managed separately (SEDAR 2010). This profile refers to the Northern Gulf of Mexico and NW Atlantic southern assessment. 


ANALYSIS

Strengths
  • Management is based on results of peer reviewed stock assessments relative to explicitly defined biological reference points.
  • Preliminary data suggest that management measures implemented in 2010 appear to have reduced previously excessive interactions with sea turtles in the longline fishery to acceptable levels.

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

7.7

Managers Compliance:

10

Fishers Compliance:

10