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Profile updated on 22 June 2022

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Epinephelus niveatus

SPECIES NAME(s)

Snowy grouper, Spotted Grouper

The stock structure of the Snowy grouper (Epinephelus niveatus) is not completely understood but has been considered an independent population in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) (Sanchez et al. 2022). Until clear evidence of biological stocks, this profile represents the Snowy grouper Gulf of Mexico Management Unit, managed by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (GMFMC) as part of the “deep water grouper” species complex.


ANALYSIS

Strengths
  • NMFS manages snowy grouper as part of the “deep water grouper” complex, which is considered not experiencing overfishing (NMFS 2021).

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

≥ 6

Managers Compliance:

10.0

Fishers Compliance:

10.0